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Redipùglia Things to Do

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    by oriettaIT Written Jul 6, 2012

    The memorial is a huge mass of cement laid on the side of the hill that has been so hardly fought over.
    At the base there are the tombs of the Duca d'Aosta, in a dark stone, and of his two generals, in a light stone.
    Than the long line of 22 big step containing the bodies of the about 40.000 known soldier start.
    Each step has the name of the soldier on the front, the top is decorated by the word "PRESENTE" over and over, it is what every soldier say in Italy when they are called on.
    The names are alphabetized with the A at the bottom of the Memorial and the Z at the top.
    Lots of visitors go through the steps looking for their ancestors buried here.
    I did found had any, at least among the known...
    At the top there is a decoration of three crosses, a chapel and, on the chapel's sides, the burial place of the 60.000 unknown soldiers.
    There is also a museum containing the soldiers stuff and mementos, but it was closed when I visited.

    There is only one woman buried in the Memorial, her name is Margherita Kaiser Parodi Orlando. She was decorated with a Military Medal of Honor for the work she has done as a Red Cross nurse in the area.

    If like me you happen to be there when it is very hot you can step down the cement Memorial and walk to the top on the grass following the line of cypress tree. It is much cooler and little shady there.

    Long staircase to the top Steps decor Cross at the top, over the chapel
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    by oriettaIT Written Jul 6, 2012

    On the West side of the road there is a small hill that has been made into a open air museum. It is grassy and shady so in a hot day it is easyer to visit than the Memorial itself.
    There are several cannons and guns in use during World War I, and a line of milestones each commemorating different branches of the Italian army.
    A fragment of a Roman column found in Aquileia stand at the top of the hill, commemorating the memory of all the soldiers dead in any war "without distinction of time and luck".

    The hills has been planted with numerous cypress tree offering a nice refreshing shade and there are several benches where to sit and rest.

    Cannon Roman column at the top Memory of the cyclist soldiers Memories of the Alpini soldiers Memories of the navy
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    by oriettaIT Updated Jul 6, 2012

    Unfortunately the museum was closed on Sunday when we visited. It has several rooms with memories of the World War I.

    Contacting the email address below it is possible to book a guided tour.

    Opening from April,1th to May 31st and from August 1st to September 30:
    Tuesday to Saturday 9.00am-12.00am and 2.00pm to 4.00pm
    Sunday and holidays 9.00am-1.00pm
    Closed on Monday

    June and July
    Tuesday to Saturday 9.00am-12.00am and 2.00pm to 5.00pm
    Closed on Sunday, Monday, holidays and 25th July

    From October 1st to March 31th
    Tuesday to Saturday 9.00am-12.00am and 2.00pm to 5.00pm
    Closed on Sunday, Monday, holidays

    Opened the 4th of November.

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Redipùglia Restaurants

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    by oriettaIT Written Jul 6, 2012

    Just over the big parking lot there is this self service restaurant and bar.
    It is often full as the tour bus stop here to feed their guests before or after they have visited the memorial.
    We did not eat here as we found a better place in the nearby town of Monfalcone, on the way to Redipuglia from Trieste, but we went inside and bought refreshement.
    It looks like a regular self service place, the menu was not too expensive and had a regular italian food, pasta, cold cuts, grilled meat, roasts etc.
    They also sell souvenirs and ice cream.
    There is a shaded area off the bar where you can sit under an umbrella and rest drinking your well deserved cold drink.

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