Top Historic Sights in Fontaine-l'Évêque, Belgium

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Fontaine-l'Évêque Castle

Fontaine-l"Évêque Castle was first constructed here by Nicolas de Fontaine in the 13th century. Nicolas"s sister, wife of Baudouin de Hennin-Liétard, inherited it, after which it went on to become the property of renowned families such as the Hamals, Herzelles and Rodoans. In the 16th-18th centuries the castle was completely restored and was given a more refined interior. In the 19th century the Bivort de la ...
Founded: 1554 | Location: Fontaine-l'Évêque, Belgium

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Redipuglia World War I Memorial

Redipuglia is the largest Italian Military Sacrarium. It rises up on the western front of the Monte Sei Busi, which, in the First World War was bitterly fought after because, although it was not very high, from its summit it allowed an ample range of access from the West to the first steps of the Karstic table area.

The monumental staircase on which the remains of one hundred thousand fallen soldiers are lined up and which has at its base the monolith of the Duke of Aosta, who was the commanding officer of the third Brigade, and gives an image of a military grouping in the field of a Great Unity with its Commanding Officer at the front. The mortal remains of 100,187 fallen soldiers lie here, 39,857 of them identified and 60,330 unknown.