Within the “Great War’s High Route” project (Alta Via della Grande Guerra), ALDA+ is involved in the creation of a veritable open-air Great War museum.
Funded by the Italian Ministry of Culture and implemented by a network of key entities and institutions in the Veneto region and in particular in the province of Vicenza (Italy), thus creating a high altitude Great War hiking trail through the Vicenza foothills (Alta Via della Grande Guerra delle Prealpi Vicentine).
It is a trail of historical, cultural and environmental significance, where nature has been blemished by deliberate human intervention, causing scars of a past that must not be forgotten but saved and passed down to future generations as a valuable common resource.
At the centre of the project are the four war memorials, which not only contain the bodies of the fallen (known and unknown) but stand for the tangible cornerstone of our remembrance and liberty.
The first walk will take place on June 17th, 2023 and will explore paths on the Mount Cimone and Cima Neutra Gallery
Within this framework, the project is trying to raise awareness on the richness of this High Route by organising a series of easy hikes among the main points of interests.
Each trail will see the presence of nature experts and hiking guides who will expound on the history of the places visited. Moreover, the trails will take place along the World War I battle front and will go through the four memorial sites situated in the province of Vicenza, in the Mountains Pasubio, Cimone, Asiago and Grappa.