The road to Monte Festa is not for the faint of heart

Monte Festa is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.065m (3,494ft) above the sea level, located in the Province of Udine in the Italian region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia.

Monte Festa

The road to the summit is an old military road. It’s extreme, gravel (with some concrete sections), pretty steep and narrow. In many places the road is bordered by a drop of hundreds of meters (many hundreds of feet) unprotected by guardrails. It was built in 1910 and is currently closed to motor vehicles.

The road to the summit includes countless hairpin turns.At the summit there’s a military fortress called Forte di Monte Festa. Despite damages due to weather and collapse, the fort remains one of the most fascinating remains of the Great War in Friuli Venezia Giulia. The road is definitely worth it. There are many excellent photo opportunities. Don’t forget your camera! You can still see the remains of the cable car that used to connect Mt.Festa to Amaro, about 4 kilometres as the crow flies, and some tunnels.
Pic: Digital Earth LabGis