The monument is a touching warning against all wars. It hosts the 697 bodies of Franz Joseph 'soldiers fallen in the Giudicarie valleys, between the rivers Chiese and Sarca.
In this extraordinary place of memory - of great architectural interest - a commemorative ceremony is held every year to commemorate the 697 soldiers of Franz Joseph fallen during the First World War in the Giudicarie valleys, between the rivers Chiese and Sarca. The monumental cemetery in Bondo is a sort of “Spoon River” and preserves the memory of a whole generation wiped out by the war. It was built, starting in 1916, by the Austrian commander Theodor Spiegel, and is now considered, by extension, a monument to the fallen of every war and a warning against all wars. The fallen are grouped in irregularly shaped areas, with concrete stones: the corresponding names are shown on crosses painted in black.
The large entrance staircase, in marble and granite, decorated with sculptures.
Opening and closing times
- January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2025
- All days from 00:00 to 23:59
The monument and the cemetery are freely accessible all year round
Reachable by car and on foot. The cemetery can only be visited along the monumental staircase that makes up part of the twentieth-century work of art.