12 - Walking along the front line of the World War I

On the tracks of the “Bolds”

Difficulty : T
Walking time : 2h 15'
Distance : km 8,1
Altitude difference : m 45

Starting point :
Moriago della Battaglia, Isola dei Morti

Starting point coordinates :
45°50'45.3156"N 12°6'26.2872"E

Arrival point :
Falzè di Piave, piazza Arditi

Arrival point coordinates :
45°51'37.5372"N 12°10'3.3024"E

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The path


From the parking of the Isola dei Morti, continue to south direction until you reach the monumental park in memory of the fallen of World War I. You walk on a dirt road towards the east along the Piave river, entering in the “Fontane Bianche”oasis , a site of naturalistic interest that can be visited via a circular route that allows the observation of numerous animal and plant species. Continue eastwards through the “Volpere” trail, finally reaching the small village of Falzè di Piave where there is a War Memorial with statues of the Bolds.


Starting from the slopes of Montello, “the Bolds” in the lead, the Italian troops crossed the icy and impetuous waters of the Piave to occupy the Green Island (later renamed Isola dei Morti), they passed the “Roggia dei Mulini” locality, the first Austro-Hungarian defense line, which runs parallel to the river, and then head towards the villages line, towards the inhabited area in the village of Moriago, the first village liberated on 27 October 1918. Training, decisiveness and courage, animated that man who were often forced to fight from house to house, hand to hand, to complete the conquest. Surprise, break, overwhelm: this was their task. In exchange for the voluntary decision to face these risks, the Arditi were granted various privileges: better economic treatment, premium licenses, rich and abundant rations, comfortable accommodation in the rear, no trench and 24h service. The losses of our soldiers were huge in the very first moments of landing on the left bank of the river, in an attempt to create a bridgehead, devoid of any shelter and exposed to the systematic fire of the Austro-Hungarian artillery. In the afternoon the Arditi, having reached the inhabited area of the “Piana della Sernaglia”, suffered a violent enemy counterattack. The fight was very expensive, but it was decisive. At 18.00 o’clock the opponent had been rejected everywhere, leaving numerous prisoners in our hands. The road to Vittorio Veneto was now open.

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Find out more informations

Further information on the Trail and on the network of itineraries are available in italian language in the book by De Bastiani Editore and in the Tabacco maps entitled "Alla scoperta delle Colline del Prosecco di Conegliano e Valdobbiadene"

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