Slivia - fortified village

Themenpark Erster Weltkrieg – Abschnitt Saisera
Slivia (near Trieste) - 45°45'58.6"N 13°40'12.1"E


Castellieri were fortified villages, built on the top of the hills, surrounded by tall walls to protect from enemies and wild animals.
The walls were taller to the north-east to protect the village from the cold wind called Bora, they were lower on the south to allow the greatest possible insolation.
These fortified villages are typical on our Karst: it is possible to find well conservated Castellieri in Slivia, Rupin Piccolo, Monfalcone,... They are from bronze and iron age.
Slivia Castelliere is situated along the C.A.I. path number 47. It is near Aurisina Village. The path is an evocative trial between small caves and prehistoric sites.
The prehistoric insediament, national monument, was built during the Bronze Age (about 1400 b. C.). The inner wall is 270m long, 2m and 15cm thick. The external wall is about 300m long. Inside the village there were small huts made of wood with straw roof.
People lived there untill the V Century b. C.. Many commonly used objects have been discovered and they are now in the Civic Museum of Art History in Trieste.

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