If you plan to travel to Italy and Slovenia to tour the Italian Front, you will be pleased to discover that they are very tourism friendly. One dimension to this is their outstanding system of informational kiosks at the key sites.
|At the northern end of the Carso overlooking the key city of Gorizia is Monte San Michele, one of the most legendary battlefields of the war. After capture, Italian forces converted its quarry to the fortified artillery position shown here.
|Monte Zovetto was the site of a British Army outpost in 1918. The Tommies who manned it are pictured here. The locals refer to the site as the "Scottish Trenches."
|On the Montello, above the Piave river, Italy's greatest ace, Francesco Baracca, fell in 1918. A beautiful temple-like memorial marks his crash site.
|Fort Verena fired the first shots of the Great War on the Italian Front in 1915. The fort is at the crest of a ski slope today and can be visited on a chair lift.