The top of the mountain marked the border between the Austro-Hungarian Empire and Italy.
The iron cross placed on the top reminds the sacrifice of those Italian soldiers who died in May 1916 (19-20 May). From there it is still possible to visit the many trenches that fortified the peak (restored for the “Sentiero della Pace”). From the top of Monte Maggio, on those crystal-clear days it is possible to see Venice.
On the northern side, it is possible to see the concrete artifact that was the arrival of the old military zip-line connected to Passo Coe – Malga Melegna.
How to get to Monte Maggio
1.Leave the car in Passo Coe on the parking nearby Rifugio Camini, follow the “Sentiero della Pace” path, and continue on the path that reaches the orographic side of Valle di Terragnolo on the ex-military road. The walk lasts about 1.5 hours. On the way back, take the ex-military road on the northern slope through Malga Zonta, follow the European signs E5; at the first hairpin bend follow the signs through a wooded pasture and reach Passo Coe.
2.From the Coe Lake, nearby Base Tuono, follow the ex-military road that from the Sacrario di Malga Zonta gets to the top of the mountain. Take the same way to come back. 1.5 hours ascent. Medium difficulty.