Forty-five million years ago, the African plate collided with the European plate, and sent Italy pushing seabeds up into the sky just south of Lichtenstein, Switzerland, and Austria. Seven hundred fifty miles long and one hundred twenty-five miles wide, the Alps are a serious obstacle to travel. The eastern end of it forms a border between Italy and Slovenia, and that's where we drove through today.
museum dedicated to WWI, and the unique and crucial role that this area played in the war. They had the most creative and effective overhead video on a giant relief map I've ever seen, which they use to describe a three-day offensive between Austria and Italy.
To see all of the photos taken (not many) today, click on Tuesday, May 23rd, Kobarid, Slovenia.