Lagazuoi-5 Torri-Giau Area

Not to be missed the Open Air Museum of the Great War: the restored trenches, forts and military posts can be visited



The Lagazuoi Refuge, at 9,028 ft (2,752 m), can be reached in a few minutes by taking the panoramic cable car from Passo Falzarego (6,919 ft / 2,109 m). This refuge is the point of departure for various fascinating tours to nearby trenches and tunnels from World War I. Passo Falzarego can be reached from the centre of Cortina d’Ampezzo on buses. From Col Gallina, along the road that leads to the Falzarego Pass, tou can reach the suggestive Lake Limedes, or head for Cima Gallina to visit trenches and defensive positions from World War I. Re-enactors in period uniform are available to guide you around the Lagazuoi Open Air Museum and the defensive lines at Edelweiss and Cima Gallina. The 5 Torri area is one of the most famous rock climbing areas in the Alps. From the centre of Cortina d’Ampezzo you can reach the Baita Bai de Dones (6,197 ft / 1,889 m) using the local bus services. From here you take the chairlift up to the Scoiattoli Refuge (7,398 ft / 2,255 m), starting point for a number of excursions of different lengths and degrees of difficulty, including the easy path along the First World War trenches.


A cable car ride of a few minutes takes you from the Falzarego Pass to the Lagazuoi Refuge (2.500 m), from where you can admire the Marmolada, the Sella group, the Civetta, the Pelmo and the Tofane.

The 5 Torri area was recently connected to the Falzarego Pass by the Averau Troi lift. 

The Great War Ski Tour goes along the Dolomite front and skirts the Col di Lana.

The Super8 ski tour is a must-do experience when skiing in Cortina, offering breathtaking views of the most famous Dolomite peaks.