The itinerary on the trail of the Great War in the Grappa area provides for visits to the most significant places of the first great conflict. Places which were the backdrop to battles and already have much to tell after more than a century.
Leaving Cismon del Grappa for a route on foot that allows you to retrace the paths of the Great War and reach the Cima Grappa War Memorial, a cemetery which is found on the mountain top and holds the remains of over 12 thousand Italian soldiers who fell on the Grappa itself. You continue via Forte Tombion, one of the earliest fortifications of the Italian defensive system which was built in the Veneto after its incorporation into the Kingdom of Italy. The fort was part of the Brenta-Cismon defensive line and was built in 1885 and was equipped with four 75A guns. During the First World War it was evacuated and was not even damaged, while during the Second World War it was used as an explosives depot by the Nazi army after 8 September 1943.
Near the fort is an old military fortification, the Covolo di Butistone, which previously blockaded the Canale del Brenta and was used as a military defence until Forte Tombion was built. Worth a visit to unite history with knowledge of the district's natural heritage is the Museum of the Covolo and the Great War.
An itinerary rich in evidence, still partly intact, of the First and Second World Wars, in one of the areas that was certainly among those most marked by the conflicts, which is completed by a visit to the Museum of the Alpini, the research centre for the historic mountain troops.
The tour operator suggests:
Excursion along the trail that leads to the summit of Monte Grappa and visit to the Museum of the Alpini (history and nature guide on request), packed lunch, overnight stay in double room with B&B service, traditional dinner with local produce. Cost from € 125,00 a head in double room.