Sabotin - Peace Park
Sabotin Peace Park (Sabotin Park miru) is a cross-border project with an overall objective to diversify tourist offer in the area of the Goriška (Gorizia region) through the promotion of peace.
The idea of establishing a peace park on Sabotin is based on the turmoil of World War I in the Posočje/Isonzo, claiming many casualties among soldiers and the civil population. Today the international border between Slovenia and Italy runs along Sabotin's ridge. Sabotin is an exceptional mountain, rich in natural, historical, and cultural heritage sites. Listen to the mountain, and it will tell you its pleasant, romantic, windy, gloomy and, occasionally, bloody stories.
Sabotin has the diversity of the flora and fauna, rich outlooks, and slopes with precipices above the canyon of the Soča River. This is where the Alps, the Dinaric Karst and the Mediterranean meet. The ruins of the former church of St. Valentine on the south hillside of the top ridge remind us of the once popular pilgrimage path. The entire area has been proclaimed a cross-border Park of Peace. In a mountain shelter and war veteran’s house (once a frontier barrack of the JLA – Yugoslav National Army), it is possible to eat a snack at weekends, and there are also some war exhibits from the First and the Second World War and the Independence War put on display. The most detailed description is given to the Sixth Battle (6th to 17th August 1916), fatal for Sabotin, when Italian soldiers broke through the defence circle of the Austro-Hungary Army and conquered the top.
Opening hours - mountain shelter:
Sat, Sun, holidays: 10 am - 6 pm
Groups admitted only by previous appointment (also outside normal opening hours).
Contact - mountain shelter:
m: +386 (0)40 253 234