Matajur, 33040 Savogna, Province of Udine, Italy
Matajur is a 1642 meter tall mountain in the Julian Alps on the border between Slovenia and Italy. It is located on the border between the Soča valley and the Italian mountainous region known as Venetian Slovenia, with views over the Adriatic Sea. Its prominence is 1385 m. On 26 October 1917 the Nazi officer Erwin Rommel captured the mountain with 100 men, against an Italian force of over 7000.
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The name of San Giovanni d'Antro identifies a cave and a church, built inside the cavity, located in the municipality of Pulfero, in Friuli-Venezia Giulia. The cave opens onto a vertical rocky wall of Mount Mladesiena at 348 meters above sea level, a few hundred meters from the hamlet of Antro. The initial part of the cave is partially occupied by the building works erected to build a small church dedicated to the Saints who gave it its name.
The Mount Colovrat is a mountain range located in the extreme eastern part of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia, in the municipality of Drenchia, on the border with the Republic of Slovenia. The Colovrat ridge is composed of a series of reliefs that extend for about four kilometers, from Mount Cucco to Mount Poclabuz, and divides the Natisone Valleys from the Isonzo Valley.
The sanctuary of the Beata Vergine di Castelmonte is located in Castelmonte, a hamlet of Prepotto. It rises 618 but close to the Julian Alps, 7 km from Cividale del Friuli. According to a reliable tradition, the place where the sanctuary stands, due to its dominant position between the Natisone and Judrio valleys, was the seat of a Roman garrison in defense of the city of Forum Iulii.
It is the most important and best-preserved architectural testimony of the Lombard era is located, after having traveled through one of the oldest villages of the town in Cividale del Friuli, in the province of Udine. It is particularly significant because it marks the coexistence of purely Lombard architectural motifs with a recovery of the classical models, creating a sort of continuity uninterrupted courtly between ' Roman art, the' Lombard art and the ' art Carolingian and Ottoniana.
The Devil's Bridge is the symbol of the city of Cividale del Friuli. Built-in stone starting from 1442 and divided into two arches, it rests on a natural boulder placed in the bed of the Natisone river, along which you can admire a spectacular gorge. The bridge is 22.50 m high, rests on three pylons, developing for 48 m on two arches of different width. The asymmetry is due to the position of the boulder on which the central pillar rests.
The Mount Drilled or Pania Drilled is a Tuscan mountain range of the Apuan Alps, in the province of Lucca. This mountain has two peaks of similar height and size, the highest of which reaches 1230 meters above sea level, while the second, further north, has an elevation of 1204 meters and a cross on the top; however, the main feature from which the name of this mountain derives is the presence of a natural arch of considerable size between the two peaks.
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Friuli Venezia Giulia overlooks the Adriatic Sea and is surrounded by high mountains, enclosing many different landscapes. The great variety of landscapes matches the rich and variegated cultural heritage that was determined by a complex history and by the confluence of different civilizations in this territory.