Hiking

Prižnica memorial park path

Prižnica memorial park, which is in municipality Kanal ob Soči, is part of The Walk of Peace from the Alps to the Adriatic.

Prižnica memorial park, which is in municipality Kanal ob Soči, is part of The Walk of Peace from the Alps to the Adriatic.

The circular trail through the Prižnica memorial park starts above the settlement of Plave which is located 13 km north of Nova Gorica. Rising above the settlement is Hill 383 – Prižnica which is accessible from two different directions. The easiest access starts at the Plave settlement and runs along the so-called »Italian« side where a military track can easily be followed. It was constructed by Italian soldiers to supply their part of the battlefield. Access from the »Austrian« side is also possible, from the village of Paljevo (from the Church of St. Quirinus).

The sightseeing trail on the »Italian« side starts at the second turn of the road from Plave to Paljevo. From that point onwards, a walking path should be followed which leads to the first viewing site – the Italian trough. The walk continues towards the remains of a big Italian cabin near the Avellino Brigade Cave. Then the trail ascends to the dressing station, and further on towards the summit a group of minor caves and fortified positions can be seen. Very soon the summit of Prižnica can be reached, where fierce combats were fought during the time of the Isonzo Front between the Italian and the Austro-Hungarian armies. Several remains of Austro-Hungarian trenches and fortified positions can still be seen there.

With descending from the top of Prižnica we reach the small Church of St. Quirinus, where we can conclude the walk and return to the point of departure at Plave or we can continue towards Paljevo and Vodice, where we can visit the Vodice outdoor museum.

Zgibanka POT MIRU 2021

distance
5,6 km
elevation
224m
time
2h 05min
difficulty
2/3