The Serbian Orthodox monastery of Visoki Dečani was a sensible objective over the post-war years, victim of grenaden launches, insults written on the walls and, in January, came the arrest of four armed people just outside the monastery gate. The monastery was declared a World Heritage UNESCO site in 2004, added to the List of World Heritage in Danger in 2006 and plays today an important symbolic-religious role representing the Serbian minority in an Albanian ethnic majority territory. It is estimated that, in Kosovo, have been destroyed or severely damaged about 150 Orthodox churches in 17 years. Since 1999, the KFOR Multinational Battle Group West is responsible for the daily supervision - twenty-four hours a day - of the site. The monks live in a state of siege, often more imaginary than real, and bind their safety only to the presence of the KFOR contingent outside the monastery gates. Despite that, their daily routine still follows the rhythm of the seasons. Sometimes, however, their forced isolation, diurnal prayers and livelihood activities are interrupted by land disputes with the local authorities and various tensions with some nationalist politicians who still don’t recognize the monastery legitimacy. The monks' fear and anxiety comes to light whenever someone mentions the many verbal threats sent by the extremist part of Kosovan society. During these 17 post-war years the surveillance of the site was mainly entrusted to Italian soldiers, creating a very close relationship between the monks and the Italian army. “Without the presence of the KFOR soldiers and the Italian army, the monastery would be destroyed, both immediately after the war and virtually today.” Fr. Petar told us. The soldiers describe the situation as quite stable and calm but still some elements remain - obviously connected to ethnic and religious tensions - which do not allow them to leave the monastery without any protection.