In this chapter we discuss the Mount Cimone Ossuary, a military monument built after the First World War for Italian troops.

The Mount Cimone Ossuary is located in the municipality of Tonezza del Cimone, in the homonymous Mount Cimone, in the province of Vicenza. Like all the pre-Alps in the upper Vicenza area, Cimone was the last bulwark against the advancement of Austrian troops during the 1916 expedition.

These areas were particularly disturbed on September 23, 1916 at 5:45 am, when a terrifying explosion of an Austro-Hungarian 14,200 kg mine killed the entire Sele Brigade, of the 136 Digger Company of the 630 Battalion of Engineers, with its 10 officers and 1119 soldiers.

The Mount Cimone Ossuary

Even today the effect of that explosion is evident when looking at the valley in front of the steps of the Mount Cimone Ossuary. The complex stands on the top at 1,226 meters, partly using the crater caused by the mine and some remains.

The sacellum is square in shape, with large stairways leading up from the four sides to the center, where a large stone, created by the strong explosion, comes to protect the floor that houses the remains of Italian soldiers and as an altar.

The Mount Cimone Ossuary

The Ossuary was built on Thom Cevese's project, inaugurated in September 1929 at the presentation of Prince Umberto di Savoia. On one side a plaque shows; "Buried by an enemy mine, a thousand children of Italy sleep here." The Mount Cimone Ossuary, the Ossuary of Pasubio, the military Shrine of Mount Grappa and the Military Shrine of Asiago appear in one of the four paintings on the coat of arms of the province of Vicenza.

The Mount Cimone Ossuary


The Vicenza Province

Above all emerge the numerous Palladian villas and the sumptuous palaces.


The Veneto Region, nestled in the north-east of Italy, is a mix of history and traditions and, all of it, is enriched by the liveliness of its inhabitants and by a wide range of typical products all to be savored. From the highest peaks of the Dolomites, he embraces and welcomes each visitor with brotherly warmth, accommodating him among the many lounges of his cities of art, giving him unforgettable emotions. Turning between the pages of this site, you can organize your next holidays in the Veneto region and thanks to the many photos published, everything will be very simple.


In this chapter we discuss Sport, that is, from the easiest sports activities for families to the most complex and demanding ones.


In this chapter we discuss the incredible world of Venetian cuisine, from the typical local products to the recipes typical of our mothers.


In this chapter we discuss the Nature that surrounds us, a territory rich in biodiversity and particularly fragile, therefore absolutely to be respected.


In this chapter we discuss the history which, over time, has transformed, shaped and marked the territory of the Veneto region.


In this chapter we treat My Way, a useful window to start planning and defining a nice weekend among the wonders of the Veneto region.
This site is registered on wpml.org as a development site. Switch to a production site key to remove this banner.