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.
The best time to visit the museums is from May to October. In winter it is possible to visit the emplacements and the places where the First World War was fought by doing the Great War Ski Tour and with the snowshoes .
The entire area of the museum is crossed by paths viable on foot. Almost all the tunnels and trenches have been cleared and restored thanks to the work of numerous volunteers. Restoration of the steps has granted easier access to the sloping stretches of the tunnels. There are visits to several different routes, some longer and more difficult, others shorter and easier. In all cases, the routes are mountain paths: visitors must provide themselves with the necessary equipment for a mountain excursion, such as walking boots and suitable clothing. For the visit to the Lagazuoi tunnels, safety harness and protection helmet are advised. Electric torches and helmets can be hired on the spot (till 30. September).
Il fronte verticale (“The vertical front”). 1914-1917. La Grande Guerra da Cortina d'Ampezzo al Piccolo Lagazuoi (“The Great War from Cortina d'Ampezzo to the Piccolo Lagazuoi”), edited by the Cengia Martini Committee.
Lagazuoi. Mine Warfare. Illustrated history of the Grat War in the Mountains of Cortina d'Ampezzo, Gianni Carino, edited by the Cengia Martini Committee.
You can obtain the guides, video and books from the information points adjacent to the museums and the lifts.