Jama Pečinka

Pecina Cave


Useful Information

Location: Northern side of the Pečina Hill.
(45.862537, 13.617826)
Open: after appointment.
[2020]
Fee:  
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: electric
Dimension: L=150m.
Guided tours:  
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Bibliography:  
Address: Jamarski klub Temnica, Tel: +386-51-363-701, Mobile: +386-40-207-482. E-mail:
Turizem Miren Kostanjevica, Cerje, Lokvica 35, 5291 Miren, Tel: +386-31-310-800. E-mail:
I. SVIT Goriški Kras Lokvica, Cell: +386-31-370-237.
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History

01-NOV-1916 summit captured by the Italian 1st Bersaglier Brigade.
OCT-1917 Italians withdrew to the Piava River after a successful German-Austrian breakthrough.

Description

Jama Pečinka (Pecina Cave) is located on the northern side of Pečina Hill. The Italians called the hill the eye of the Karst, because it is in an extremely important strategic position. During World War I the cave was developed as a part of the defensive system by the Austro-Hungarian army. An artificial passage was dug through the ceiling to the top of the hill, where an observation post was established with a searchlight. It was also used as a shelter for soldiers. The cave was captured by the Italian army on 01-NOV-1916. They settled the artillery command of the 21st Division in the cavern, and used it for the same purposes as the Austrians, as an outlook and a shelter for soldiers. But in OCT-1917 after a successful German-Austrian breakthrough they were forced to withdraw.

During World War II it was used as a hideout by the partisans.