Trnovo, Nova Gorica

Trnovo (pronounced [təɾˈnɔːʋɔ] or [təɾˈnoːʋɔ]; Italian: Tarnova della Selva) is a village in western Slovenia in the Municipality of Nova Gorica. It is located on the high Trnovo Forest Plateau (Slovene: Trnovski gozd) in the traditional Slovene Littoral region.[2]

1938 postcard of Trnovo
1938 postcard of Trnovo
Trnovo is located in Slovenia
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°58′18.43″N 13°44′37.09″E / 45.9717861°N 13.7436361°E / 45.9717861; 13.7436361Coordinates: 45°58′18.43″N 13°44′37.09″E / 45.9717861°N 13.7436361°E / 45.9717861; 13.7436361
CountryFlag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional regionSlovenian Littoral
Statistical regionGorizia
MunicipalityNova Gorica
 • Total15.65 km2 (6.04 sq mi)
780.8 m (2,561.7 ft)
 • Total305

Mass graveEdit

Trnovo is the site of a mass grave from the period immediately after the Second World War. The Zalesnika Shaft Mass Grave (Slovene: Grobišče Brezno Zalesnika), also known as the Wild Apple Shaft Mass Grave (Grobišče Brezno za lesniko), is located 1.5 kilometers (0.93 mi) northeast of the village on the right side of the road to Lokve. It contains the remains of Home Guard and Italian prisoners of war and Slovene civilians murdered in May 1945.[3]


The parish church in the settlement is dedicated to Our Lady of the Snows and belongs to the Diocese of Koper.[4]


  1. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. ^ Nova Gorica municipal site
  3. ^ Ferenc, Mitja (December 2009). "Grobišče Brezno Zalesnika". Geopedia (in Slovenian). Ljubljana: Služba za vojna grobišča, Ministrstvo za delo, družino in socialne zadeve. Retrieved May 7, 2020.
  4. ^ Roman Catholic Diocese of Koper List of Churches May 2008 Archived 2009-03-06 at the Wayback Machine

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