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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 on 29th May, thus ending four centuries of Hapsburg Empire rule there.

The Austro-Hungarian troops occupied 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 wound along the ridges.

From that moment on, the mountains of the Cortina Delicious area became the scene of an incredible mountain warfare.

Thanks to the cooperation of the former enemies, today the Italian and Austro-Hungarian emplacements have been 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.