San Michele's Monument Area
Historical and architectural information: Mount S. Michele (275 metres high), in a very important dominant position, was a theatre of bloody battles during the Great War; its summit has been recognized as “monument area”. One can visit the Historical Museum, house to war heirlooms of the time and a rich photographic and cartographic documentation, General Lukachich’s Cave, the Schönburg Tunnel an the Third Army’s Gallery. At the feet of the balcony, from where Austrian-Hungarian soldiers dominated the Isonzo valley and kept the city of Gorizia under control, lies the first line Italian trench where the Austrian-Hungarian division released asphyxiating gas on June 29th 1916 at dawn.
Information for visits:
April to September: Tuesday to Sunday 9 to 12 a.m. and 2 to 5 p.m.;
October to March: Tuesday to Saturday (bank holidays excluded) 9 to 12 a.m. and 2 to 5 p.m.;
Open on November 1st and 4th. Services: