I continue to tell you about my weekend in Slovenia, in the places where it was fought the First World War and I bring you into the open air Kolovrat museum.
During the First World War the Italian army realized on Kolovrat Mount an extensive system of defense, called the "line of the army", part of which has now been restored as a museum.
In the open-air Kolovrat museum we could have seen the command and observation places, the positions for machine guns and artillery pieces, caves and a network of trenches.
In order to visit these trenches you have to take a torch, but it is very fascinating to walk along the line of battle and makes us thinking on how the soldiers felt during the First World War.
The open-air Kolovrat museum is a cross-border museum that continues in the Italian territory.
For more information about the open-air Kolovrat museum and on the path of peace, I suggest you to contact:
POT MIRU (Visitor center of the path of peace)
Fax +386 (0)18.104.22.168
The open air Kolovrat museum is part of the path of peace and it’s a joint initiative among Slovenia, Italy and the European Union; it is dedicated to the memory of the victims of the First World War, with no distinction of nationality, political or religious differences, so that the horror of war will be not repeated.
After the tour in the trenches of the open-air Kolovrat museum, we went to Cerje where the monument to the defenders of the Slovenian land of all time was built.
We arrived at Cerje, just while a commemoration of fallen was acting, with the presence of the head of Slovenian state Borut Pahor and of different groups of ex-combatants.
The weather was not the best so we weren’t’ able to see the beautiful scenery that I have said, it is usually observed by this monument that deserves a visit.
After visiting the monument of Cerje, then we went to Nova Gorica, where a tour guide was waiting for us who told us about the recent history of this city.
Nova Gorica is a new town, built at the time of ex Yugoslavia, considering that his older building was built on 1950 and is the current town hall.
Afterward we went to the Nova Gorica railway station, on whose yard was the old boundary that separated it from Gorizia. Now it is a symbol of a united Europe.
After the visit of Nova Gorica, we went to the hotel and spent the evening among the main attractors of tourism in this city, namely the casinos and nightlife.
The next day we went to visit the museum of military history of Pivka
The town Pivka is located about 10 km from the caves of postumia and 20 Km
from Predjama Castle and all together they form a strong attraction for incurable travelers looking for destinations for a weekend.
The park of the military history of Pivka is a military museum that belongs to the Slovenian state and that has got the mission to preserve the historical memory of the events that marked the fate of the inhabitants of these places.
The main attraction of the Park is Voijaske Zgodovine: the submarine P-913 that can be also visited inside.
The P-913 submarine is a small submarine created in 1988 at the time of Yugoslavia for espionage missions in the Adriatic Sea.
Visiting the interiors fascinated me very much; it’s a little bit uncomfortable going up and down, and once inside, you have to be careful not to bump your head, but it is an emotion that I will take with me for a long time.
Unfortunately, the weekend is over so we have to come back sadly at home, knowing that we will return soon in Slovenia, as it offers many recreational opportunities for incurable travelers.