In this chapter we discuss one of those places that have marked history and its memory remains indelible within us, Ortigara Mount.
The Ortigara Mount is a mountain of the 2,105 m high Alps located along the border between Veneto and Trentino-Alto Adige, in the northern part of the Seven Municipalities Plateau. It is famous and is remembered, above all, for the great battle called precisely "battle of Ortigara Mount".
This conflict lasted between 10 and 29 June 1917 between the Italian army and the Austro-Hungarian army, days in which thousands of Alpini were overwhelmed by the continuous fury of the enemy, so much to generate a human catastrophe of biblical proportions.
The period of the Great War fully affected the entire territory, and the area of Ortigara Mount became another major target of the Austro-Hungarian punitive expedition, called by the Italians Strafexpedition, fought between May 15 and June 27 of 1916, and turned into the scene of a bloody battle that caused thousands of victims.
Not to forget the thousands of fallen, in years of bitter clashes, the Military Shrine of Asiago was built, which together with the Military Shrine of Grappa Mount, the Shrine of Pasubio and the Ossuary of Cimone Mount have become the symbol of the province of Vicenza, as admired in the Vicenza flag.
«And then, via the valley of the Agnelizza full of dead, the skeletons of the battles of the past year, the swollen corpses of the battle of this year that has lasted for fifteen days. And a sneering, shiny skull next to the livid mask of a dead man yesterday. » these are the words of the masterpiece "The shoes in the sun" by Paolo Monelli.
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It is one of the most industrialized and richest areas in Italy but, at the same time, still maintains many green and wild areas. You’ll beamazed by the charm of this city thanks to its Palladian villas, sumptuous palaces, the great green valleys that run throughout the territory, such as the Valsugana, and the great enchanted woods of the Seven Municipalities Plateau. Do not miss the typical towns of Vicenza, set in the territory as precious diamonds, which preserve works and typical products of the highest prestige. This province, famous for the nicknames about cats, will surprise you day by day for its artistic beauties scattered throughout the territory. Plan your holidays in the province of Vicenza, our tips and suggestive photographs will help you to take the right path for your trip.
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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.
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In this chapter we discuss the history which, over time, has transformed, shaped and marked the territory of the Veneto region.