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La Foiba di Basovizza

Address: Trieste, Italy
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Ranked #16 of 70 Attractions in Trieste
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
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Mississauga, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 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.

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Rome, Italy
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60 reviews 60 reviews
19 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 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... More

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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This place remembers the crimes of the war, and is where several people of different political parts and countries were killed. Unless somebody has a strong political or personal motivation, I would NOT put this place at a high priority when visiting Trieste and its surroundings.

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