#WWI – A #trekking #weekend of #remembrance, to honour the life of those who fought on the Friulian #Alps, hills and planes

If you choose to join us on a “trekking weekend of remembrance”, we will guide you through some of the most important battlefields in Friuli, the north eastern corner on the border with Austria and Slovenia, where the battles where made harder by the impervious terrain on which they were fought. 

You will walk on the ridge of the mountains to discover trenches, communication trenches, observation towers, tunnels, bunkers, artillery locations, machine guns and rifles; on the summit you will appreciate the incredible closeness between the two opposing lines of defence, situated only a few hundred meters from each other, in some cases only tens of meters.

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Learn about the history of women who become heroines of history: the Carnic Bearers (Portatrici Carniche), who continually risked their lives, in order to guarantee the communications between trenches and front lines, sneaking in with food and ammunition for the fighters.

We have designed an itinerary which starts from the plains and gentle hills around Ragogna and ends the next day with a full day trekking experience on one of three open air battlefields in the mountainous “Carnia Zone“ on the border with Austria.


Forte_Monte_FestaThis area is so rich in “War locations” that we could not fit them all in in a short weekend. We have mentioned just a few, leaving to you the choice among those we have suggested. If you however have any other locations dear to your heart because maybe one of your ancestors fought in Friuli, feel welcome to give us the details and we will work out an itinerary based on your suggestions, and if needs be, extend your stay by one or more nights.

An historical expert of World War I will be with us at all times.

 

ITINERARY

Day 1

Arrival in Ragogna in the afternoon and guided visit of the Museum of World War I in Ragogna, before joining a 3 hours guided excursion to be chosen between:

A. Austro-Hungarian Trench Complex along the River Tagliamento

On the banks of the Tagliamento River

On the banks of the Tagliamento River

 

B. Historical path of the Mount Ragogna with Italian trenches and permanent fortifications. This has been a battlefield after Caporetto

After the excursion you will travel to the chosen location to check-in

Dinner at leisureMonte_Zermula

Overnight

Day 2

Breakfast

Enjoy a 6 hours guided excursion included packed lunch. You can choose between three itineraries/locations:

A. Mount Pal Piccolo and/or Mount Freikofel through an exceptional high altitude Alpine battlefield between Austria and Italy. On request we can also stop at the Historical War Museum of Timau

Freikofel

Freikofel

B. Mount Zermula, an interesting example of high altitude fortification within a unique Alpine scenery

Monte Zermula

Monte Zermula

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C. Fortress on Mount Festa, one of the most striking locations of war. We will discover the fortress which was under siege in November 1917

Monte Festa

Monte Festa

 

Departure

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Individual price: € 85,00 per person

The individual price includes:

  • 1 Night in double or twin room in a B&B, Albergo Diffuso or Hotel, in a location which will vary according to the excursions you will select
  • 1 Breakfast
  • 1 Packed lunch on the second day
  • 2 Days in company of a certified Expert of World War I  who will take us on the main historical sites, both within the four walls of a museum, and high un in the hills and mountains among paths and trenches. We suggest to wear appropriate clothing
  • Entrance fee and guided visit to the Museum of World War I in Ragogna
  • Guided excursion to the trenches on the Tagliamento River or the fortifications on Mount Ragogna (3hours)
  • Guided excursion to the Open air Museum of Freikofel or to Mount Zermula or to the Fortress on Mount Festa (each of these itineraries will take approx. 6 hours)

The individual price doesn’t include:

Personal insurance, transfers and anything not clearly mentioned

Note:

  • We suggest suitable clothing for the excursions
  • Validity: every Saturday night starting from 23rd March through to 31st December 2014—Excluding high season, August and local festivities
  • The individual price is valid for the overnight in a double or twin room and a minimum of 6 paying guests taking part to the guided activities (Bookings of less than 6 people travelling together (e.g. a family of 3) will be added to other individual bookings to make up a small group of at least 6 people)
  • In the morning of the arrival day we recommend a visit to the Sacrario of Redipuglia (the biggest War Cemetery in Europe  – see picture here below) and to the nearby III Armata Museum

Redipuglia

#Twitter detox in an #Alpine hut on the #Dolomites – winter

There are numerous audio-visual files on the web at your disposal if you are trying to relax by means of listening to the sounds of nature.

We, instead, offer you “the real thing”: from the Alpine hut you will listen to the tweets, the real ones, not those of twitter, because you will leave twitter and facebook at home in the city, for a couple of days.

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In the woods you will listen to the sounds of the wild animals including birds, you will hear the rustle of leaves and branches, smell the mountain scents and the flavours of mountain cuisine, you will take your time to read a book or to tell a joke to your friends whilst sitting around the open-fire and drinking a glass of excellent local wine.

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For two enchanted days (or longer if you wish), you will detox from city-stress and modern life, and will discover how beautiful it is to live a “slow-life” for a few hours together with your dearest ones.

Twitter detox is ideal for a group of friends or for a family with kids: the accommodation is similar to that of the Alpine Huts, with a 6-beds communal room plus a double room which offers a little more privacy to 2 people.

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p.s. For the web fanatics, an internet connection is available, but if you’ll use it, the twitter detox will not work properly

Itinerary

Day 1 – Saturday

Arrival in Forni di Sopra in the morning

Lunch at leisure (there are catering services nearby)

Transfer with a snowmobile from Som Picol to the Alpine hut

Dinner at leisure (there are catering services nearby)

Overnight in the Alpine hut

Day 2 – Sunday

Breakfast

Transfer with snowmobile to Som Picol (in time for the last chairlift ride) and departure

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Included in the price:

  • Transfer by snowmobile from Som Picol (Varmost 1 Chairlift’s arrival station) to the Alpine hut
  • Overnight in the Alpine hut
  • Breakfast
  • Transfer by snowmobile from the Alpine hut to Som Picol Chairlift’s station

Not included in the price:

  • All that it is not clearly indicated in the section “Included in the price”

Services at disposal with a little supplement:

  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Chairlift ticket/Skipass
  • Ski and snowshoes equipment hire
  • Ski instructors, local Naturalist and Alpine guides
  • 1 extra night

Note:

Validity from 2nd February 2013 until 24th March 2013

Activity starts on Saturday and finishes on Sunday (unless you wish to extend your stay and arrive on Friday)

Minimum 2 persons – Maximum 8 persons

Total cost : euro 52,00 per person

Booking and info:

AC TRAVEL MANAGEMENT (ACTMLtd)       info@ actmltd.com