Year of 2017

On the Slovenian side of the Julian Alps

The distant horizon is the Italian side of the Julian Alps. This photograph was taken on the Slovenian side. A sub-range of the Alps, the Julians form a natural border between the two nations. A significant portion of the Julian Alps is preserved within Slovenia’s Triglav National Park.

The Julian Alps are a mountain range of the Southern Limestone Alps that stretch from northeastern Italy to Slovenia, where they rise to 2,864 m at Mount Triglav, the highest peak in Slovenia and of the former Yugoslavia. They are named after Julius Caesar, who founded the municipium of Cividale del Friuli at the foot of the mountains. A large part of the Julian Alps is included in Triglav National Park. The second highest peak of the range, the 2,775 m high Jôf di Montasio, lies in Italy.
Passes: Vršič Pass