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“Harsh reminder of the cruelties of war” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Foiba di Basovizza

Ranked #14 of 276 things to do in Trieste
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Mississauga, Canada
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25 reviews
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“Harsh reminder of the cruelties of war”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2013

A reminder of the extent of history surrounding the area, the excesses of war. A place to visit to ensure similar things never happen again.

Visited July 2013
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“An important history lesson”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

Just outside the small village of Basovizza (pay attention to the signals) you'll see a cross-shaped sculpture in a large meadow with cobbles. A big stone cover clad with rusted iron signs the top of the deeper 'foiba'. All the layout is particularly striking and gloomy, but not unsettling, and it instils a sense of peacefulness. There is also an amazing small museum where you'll find some books and brochures (that you won't find anywhere else) about this almost unknown history : please ask the keeper to lead you in the visit, you'll get much more details and I think you'll never forget this place. If you have children with you, remember some pictures (wall panels and movie) could be shocking. No cafè or toilet.

Visited August 2013
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