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Via Eroica - Monument on Mt. Grappa
Veneto

On top of Mt. Grappe - the highest mountain in the Vicenza-Alps - there is a huge mausoleum for more than 25.000 killed soldiers, who died in a cruel battle in the late world war I.

Today Mt. Grappa is a well known destination for cyclists and paraglider-pilots.

On a clear day you can see the adriatic sea in the south with Venice, the Appenin-Mountains in the southwest and of course the higher montain of the central alps in the north.

Copyright: Martin Hertel
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Taken: 20/04/2011
Uploaded: 25/04/2011
Updated: 16/06/2014
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Tags: mte grappa; monument; world war; springtime; cyclists; paraglider
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