Walk of Peace in the Soča Region Foundation
The foundation is a member of the National Committee for the Commemoration of World War I Anniversaries, founded by the Government of the Republic of Slovenia.
The Walk of Peace from the Alps to the Adriatic
The Isonzo Front was the site of 12 major battles between Austro-Hungarian and Italian forces in World War I. Roughly following its non-linear course, the Walk of Peace starts in the village Log pod Mangartom and finishes in Trieste (IT), on its way passing the Upper Soča Valley, the Nova Gorica area, the adjacent Brda Hills, the Kras plateau, etc.
Some of the featured heritage sites are the Kluže Fortress, the Kobarid Museum, the Kolovrat Outdoor Museum, the Vršič Chapel, the Bohinj Railway, the so-called Kras Walks of Peace and a number of caves, fortifications, trenches and cemeteries. It is worth adding that the natural sights along the path are also extremely remarkable.
A picture of the Outdoor museum Kolovrat, which features fortifications, tunnels and other remains of the Isonzo front. The museum is taken care of by the Walk of Peace in the Soča Region Foundation and lies on the border between Slovenia and Italy.
The foundation has collaborated with a number of municipalities, cultural institutions and tourist associations, both from Slovenia as well as Italy, in order to expand, renovate and connect the sites. While the upper part of the path was opened in 2007, its entire course was connected and roughly finalised in 2015. In the future, the foundation plans to connect it with other parts of the South-Western Front and prolong it into the (Austrian) Carinthia and Tyrol regions.
- Slovenia National Commission for UNESCO
- Kobarid Museum
- Tolmin Museum
- Kluže Fortress
- Triglav National Park
- Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, Nova Gorica Regional Office
- Walk of Peace website
- Map of the Walk of Peace
- More about the foundation
- World War I memorial website
- Slovene sites on the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List