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Area Lagazuoi 5 Torri: First Great War Museum

We invite you to visit the Lagazuoi 5 Torri area, a perfect combination of nature and history, in one of the most beautiful areas of the Dolomites.
On these mountains an incredible war was waged between the Italian and Austro-Hungarian armies.
As a memorial to those tragic events, the most extensive museum of the First World War has been set up, consisting of the open air museums of the Lagazuoi, the 5 Torri and the Sasso di Stria and the museum of the Tre Sassi Fort.

The museum complex extends to a radius of 5 Km and lets you discover the various aspects of the Great War in the mountains, in one of the most breathtaking walks of the Dolomites.

  OPEN AIR MUSEUM OF THE
5 TORRI
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Here were placed the batteries of cannons trained on the Austrian emplacements of the Lagazuoi and the Tre Sassi Fort.

You can now reach the trenches on foot or via an extremely rapid cabin chair lift.
Visit: free entrance; audioguides for hire, in Italian, German and English. At the start of the chair lift, there is a large car park and a public toilet.
Rise in height: 370 m
Routes: easy routes ranging from 15 minutes to 2/3 hours wind along the perfectly restored emplacements.


Information boards and museum displays illustrate the events of the Great War.
The museum can also be visited in winter by taking the Great War Ski Tour.

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The Great War
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The Lagazuoi 5 Torri Area

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OPEN AIR MUSEUM OF THE LAGAZUOI PASSO FALZAREGO

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Mount Lagazuoi is a veritable "castle of rock", with spires and turrets, and with military bases hidden in its bowels.

During the Great War the Italian and Austro – Hungarian armies dug shelters in its interior for men and arms, transforming it into an impenetrable 20th Century fortress.
Today you can visit the restored tunnels, trenches and machine gun posts.
The museum can be reached on foot or via the fast cable car.
The numerous routes will take you on a behind-the-scene tour of a dramatic war fought at a high altitude and which was unique in the history of man.

Visit: free entrance; audioguides for hire, in Italian, German and English. The pass has a large car park and a public toilet.
Rise in height: 650 m

The museum can also be visited in winter by taking the Great War Ski Tour.

Routes: easy or moderate, ranging from a few minutes to a whole day, all carefully signposted and accompanied by information boards.

The Great War
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The Lagazuoi 5 Torri Area

The Great War Ski Tour

Dolomite Passes

Cable-lined routes
 
  OPEN AIR MUSEUM OF THE SASSO DI STRIA
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In the course of the war, the Austrians turned the Sasso di Stria into the stronghold of their defence formation on the Valparola Pass , in counter-position to the Vonbank emplacement situated at the foot of the Lagazuoi.

From the Sasso di Stria the Austro-Hungarians illuminated the Lagazuoi at night with floodlights to check for attacks by the Italians on the Martini Ledge.
In 1916, work was begun on the digging of the "Goiginger" tunnel, which is reached by going up from the Tre Sassi Fort in a south east direction.

The tunnel allowed for provisions to be brought to the emplacement even under the crossfire of the Italian artillery on the 5 Torri and on the Martini Ledge.
The ascent to the peak of the Sasso di Stria can now be made by walking along the trenches constructed on the mountain.

It skirts the war tunnels and is an easy and exciting walk.
The great restoration work, carried out by the Treviso branch of the Associazione Nazionale Alpini, reveals the incredible feats of workmanship built by the 3rd Kaiserjäger Regiment.

The Great War
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The Lagazuoi 5 Torri Area

The Great War Ski Tour

Dolomite Passes

Cable-lined routes
 
  OPEN AIR MUSEUM OF THE FORTE “TRE SASSI”
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The Tre Sassi Fort, at Valparola Pass , is one of the most interesting testimonies to the Great War on the Dolomite front.
It was built in 1897 to defend the southern confines of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and was subsequently modernised in 1910.

After only a few weeks of war, the fortress was hit, being damaged by bombs fired from the 5 Torri, and hence evacuated.
Today the Fort has been restructured and displays the soldiers’ kits and the everyday objects they used.

Visit: entrance fee; audioguides for hire, in Italian, English and German.
Times: 10.00 - 12.30, 13.30 -17. 00. In winter only on request, for groups of at least 15 people.

For more information: tel. (+39) 0436 861112 cell. 347970781
Next to the museum, there is a large visitors' car park with a view of the Marmolada .
In two minutes you will arrive at the little lake of Valparola , a jewel set in green meadows.

The Great War
   Open-Air Museums


The Lagazuoi 5 Torri Area

The Great War Ski Tour

Dolomite Passes

Cable-lined routes
 
 For more informations: 
Lagazuoi 5 Turismo
Tel (+39) 0436 2863
Fax (+39) 0436 876700
E-mail:
lagazuoi5torri@dolomiti.org

Funivia Falzarego Lagazuoi
Tel (+39) 0436 867301
Summer:
June - October
Winter:
December - Easter
Forte Tre Sassi
Tel (+39) 0436 861112 Cell. 3474970781
E-mail:
info@cortinamuseoguerra.it

Summer:
June – September 10.00 /12.30 - 13.30 /17.00
Winter:
for groups of at least 15 people.