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The outbreak of WW1

On 23rd May 1915, the Kingdom of Italy declared war on the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

The Italian Army occupied Cortina, thus ending four centuries of Hapsburg Empire rule there.

The Austro-Hungarian troops withdrew onto the Lagazuoi to defend the Badia Valley and Pusteria.

The trenches of the two opposing armies wound along the ridges.

From that moment onwards, the mountains of the Lagazuoi 5 Torri area became the theatre of an incredible war fought at high altitude.

Today, thanks to the collaboration of our erstwhile enemies, the Italian and Austro-Hungarian emplacements on the mountains have been restored.

Out if this arose the most widely extended museum of the Great War, comprising the three open-air museums of the Lagazuoi, the 5 Torri and the Sasso di Stria, and the Museum of the Tre Sassi Fort.

The Austro-Hungarian troops occupy the mountains Lagazuoi and Sasso di Stria in order to defend the access to the Badia and Puster Valleys.

The trenches of the two opposing armies wind along the ridges.

From that moment on, the mountains of the Cortina Delicious area become the scene of an incredible mountain warfare.  
Thanks to the cooperation of the former enemies, today the Italian and Austro-Hungarian emplacements were restored.

The result of this project of immense historical value is the largest museum of the First World War, which includes the three open-air museums Lagazuoi, 5 Torri and Sasso di Stria and the museum of the Tre Sassi Fort.


Historical insights: the outbreak of the First World War in Ampezzo.