A hundred years have passed since thousands of Italian and Austrian - Hungarian soldiers clashed on the mountains of Cortina d'Ampezzo, the Alto Agordino and the Val di Zoldo during the bloody armed conflict of the First World War.
Along the trails and ski slopes, just steps away from the lodges and rock climbing gyms in the heart of the Dolomites, you can visit the Lagazuoi war tunnels, the trenches and the open air outposts at 5 Torri, Col di Lana, Marmolada and Tofana. These places testify to the barbarism and futility of a senseless war.
However the structural remains left today “speak” the useful and civil language of awareness. The iron rail route to the trenches called Ferrata delle Trincee at Monte Padon is testimony to the cruelty of war and the suffering of man, as are the ossuaries in Salesei at Livinallongo, at Passo Pordoi and at Pocol in Cortina d’Ampezzo. The war is also commemorated at the Museo Valparola Museum with the Edelweiss village, or at the Museum in Marmolada at an altitude of 3256 m, as well as along the historic itinerary on the Col di Lana. For the centennial marking the outbreak of the First World War many commemorative events have been organized in the places that were battlefields during the Great War.