Remembering World War II
At the end of the Second World War, the area of Drenova was one of the key locations of the final liberation of Rijeka, ie the famous Rijeka Battle. In the area of Veli vrh, there are Italian fortifications, which are today in a derelict and neglected state. Bunkers are owned by the Ministry of Defense, and the surrounding terrain is owned by the Croatian Forests.
Unresolved property-right relationships prevent the project’s revitalization project, it’s proper valuation and positioning in the context of the tourist-educational content of Drenova.
Although there are memories of the Second World War (Lubanj, the Kosturnica, a monument on the crossroad), we believe that adapting fortifications to open space for visitors would be an important step to preserve the anti-fascist heritage of the region.
Part of the story of the end of the war and the liberation of RijekaSee More
Upper Drenova City CemeterySee More
Interview with the president of antifascist association on the occasion of the liberation of RijekaSee More