An interesting and easy walk near Incudine, discovering military World War 1 defense fortifications in the valley and the flower-filled meadows of Davenino.
The trenches and third line defensive positions of the “Mortirolo barrack” can be visited as they are well preserved and have been recently restored.
Signposting: It is a marked routeDifficult: EasyDifference: 100mDuration: Around 30 minutes without stopsRecommended period: April to November
Leave your car along the side of the main road, just before the junction marked “Davenino (north of Incudine). Take the narrow track which climbs up on the right, marked “Davenino” by the crucifix. From the ash and hazel woods you enter flower filled meadows and a tiny alpine hamlet. Here, at the water fountain, turn right along the farm track. Pass the small stream then keep left at the next fork. You will soon see the first stone structures, relics of World War 1. Climbing further you can see the long, stone walled trench, tunnel with concrete vault and stations for machine guns. None of the defensive fortifications were actually used in battle. For more information visit the “Museo della Guerra Bianca” at Temù, one of the best museums on the First World War in Italy.