• A PROJECT JOINTLY FINANCED BY THE EUROPEAN UNION
  • EUROPEAN FUND FOR REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT
  • P.I.C. INTERREG IIIA ITALY-AUSTRIA 2000-2006
  • 2.2 MEASURE - CROSS-BORDER COOPERATION
    IN THE TOURISM SECTOR

How to Visit the Sights of the Great War

The tourists who want to see the sights of the Great War in the Friulan Hills can enjoy several options for the optimum organization of their own day out.
First of all, we heartily recommend visiting the Museum section dedicated to World War One, where you can appreciate no less than eleven illustrated didactical panels, the huge diorama (2mt. by 3 mt.) reproducing the theater of the battles of Ragogna and of the breakthrough at Cornino, several original finds... All the above, being presented both in Italian and German. Also, the up-to-date library and the City Museum underneath it, dedicated to the historical and natural features of the region, are worth a visit.
We point out that a multimedia hall is adjacent to the Museum section, equipped with the most advanced IT devices, and perfectly suitable for holding meetings, conferences and so on.
Here, the tourists can ask for the guide and this information booklet, dealing with the sights of the Great War, for free. They can also view the theme footage on DVD or consult the Project's Internet site.
At the Municipal Hall of Ragogna, the publications of the meetings held within the scope of the project are available, together with the historical studies dealing with the military events of the 1915 - 1918 time frame, which took place among Ragogna, San Daniele del Friuli and Forgaria nel Friuli.
Once the time for “indoors” is over, if the weather is good it is very profitable to walk down the footpaths, devoid of difficulties and duly marked, as well as provided with specific signs and information boards, meandering across the former battlefields. If you have a whole day available, the panoramic tour of the Italian strongpoint of Mt. Ragogna is a must. Exploring the imperial fortifications along the Tagliamento shores, or following the invasion route among San Daniele, Forgaria and Cornino, or visiting the Pinzano bridge and the nearby battle sites require each less time, but they will turn out to be very satisfactory experiences.
Finally, by timely contacting the Municipality, there is the possibility of enjoying guided trips, organized by “history experts” who will lead the visits to the sights of the Great War according to the preferences of the visitors.