Soca Valley from mount Kolovrat
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Panoramic photo by Gorazd Bajt EXPERT Taken 18:48, 14/05/2012 (CEST +0200) - Views loading...

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Soca Valley from mount Kolovrat

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A magnificent view from boundary hill Kolovrat, overlooking the Soča valley. In front we can see the Mt. Krn and on the left we can admire the view all the way to Kobarid and Mt. Stol.

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A: Open Air Museum Kolovrat - view point

by Gorazd Bajt, 320 meters away

During the First World War the Italian Army built on the Kolovrat range an extensive system of the th...

Open Air Museum Kolovrat - view point

B: Open Air Museum Kolovrat - Italian Bunker #1

by Gorazd Bajt, 380 meters away

During the First World War the Italian Army built on the Kolovrat range an extensive system of the th...

Open Air Museum Kolovrat - Italian Bunker #1

C: Open Air Museum Kolovrat - Italian Bunker #3

by Gorazd Bajt, 390 meters away

During the First World War the Italian Army built on the Kolovrat range an extensive system of the th...

Open Air Museum Kolovrat - Italian Bunker #3

D: Open Air Museum Kolovrat - Italian Bunker #2

by Gorazd Bajt, 440 meters away

During the First World War the Italian Army built on the Kolovrat range an extensive system of the th...

Open Air Museum Kolovrat - Italian Bunker #2

E: Kolovrat - Na gradu (1115m)

by Gorazd Bajt, 460 meters away

On the right bank of river Soča, rises a Kolovrat ridge with its many summits. From the summit Na Gra...

Kolovrat - Na gradu (1115m)

F: Slovenian/italian border on Kolovrat

by Gorazd Bajt, 490 meters away

On the right bank of river Soča, rises a Kolovrat ridge with its many summits. From the summit Na Gra...

Slovenian/italian border on Kolovrat

G: Kolovrat - Na gradu (1115m)

by Gorazd Bajt, 500 meters away

On the right bank of river Soča, rises a Kolovrat ridge with its many summits. From the summit Na Gra...

Kolovrat - Na gradu (1115m)

H: Kolovrat at 16:04

by Gorazd Bajt, 1.1 km away

Kolovrat at 16:04

I: Kolovrat

by Gorazd Bajt, 1.1 km away

On the right bank of river Soča, rises a Kolovrat ridge with its many summits. From the summit opens ...

Kolovrat

J: Kolovrat at 16:24

by Gorazd Bajt, 1.1 km away

Kolovrat at 16:24

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