The monument of Tonale Pass under the snow


I’ve just spent a week in the mountains of Italy… Skiing was my main occupation, but be sure that the Great War wasn’t forgotten! Indeed, I was in the Tonale Pass, between Lombardy and Trentin, a place of hard fightings during WW1. I had already shown you some time ago its Monumento della Vittoria, here it is again under the snow. It was built in the 30′s by architect Pietro del Fabbro and sculptor Bortolotti and holds the remains of 847 Italian and Austrian soldiers (50 of them unknown). The corpses came from the following previous cemeteries: Case di Viso, Ponte di Legno, Pezzo, Stradolina, Temù, Val d’Avio.

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