Podpeč, Koper

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Podpeč is located in Slovenia
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°31′21.24″N 13°54′26.65″E / 45.5225667°N 13.9074028°E / 45.5225667; 13.9074028Coordinates: 45°31′21.24″N 13°54′26.65″E / 45.5225667°N 13.9074028°E / 45.5225667; 13.9074028
Country  Slovenia
Traditional region Littoral
Statistical region Coastal–Karst
Municipality Koper
 • Total 2.77 km2 (1.07 sq mi)
Elevation 311.5 m (1,022.0 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 47

Podpeč (pronounced [ˈpoːtpɛtʃ]; Italian: Popecchio) is a settlement in the City Municipality of Koper in the Littoral region of Slovenia.[2]

Mass grave[edit]

Podpeč is the site of a mass grave associated with the Second World War. The Vilenica Mass Grave (Slovene: Grobišče Vilenica) is located in a shaft below a cliff edge, about 500 m south of Praproče. It contains the remains of undetermined victims. The remains that were visible were gathered in 1992 and were reburied in the Koper cemetery in 2004.[3]


A small church in the settlement is dedicated to Saint Helena and belongs to the Parish of Predloka. It has no belfry, but contains some interesting late Gothic frescos.[4]

Fortified tower[edit]

Venetian fortified tower

A Venetian fortified tower stands near the village.


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