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The museums of the Great War

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.

Guided Visits

  • With Mountain Guides
    • Guide Alpine Badia (+39) 0471 847037
    • Guide Alpine Cortina (+39) 0436 868505
    • Guide Alpine Arabba (+39) 333 2261421 
  • In August (only 3 days) you can visit the 5 Torri museum in the company of Professor Paolo Giacomel, an expert on local history who will bring to life the story of the Great War fought at high altitude. After a fascinating encounter with history, the Lorenzi family await you for dinner at the Scoiattoli refuge and Averau refuge.
  • During the summer you can visit Lagazuoi museum with Reenactor in historical uniform Regiment 
  • During the summer you can visit Cima Gallina and Edelweiss with Reenactor in historical uniform Regiment . Info: (+39)377 2802867 - 339 4425105 - 348 2319299. 

General informations

Seasons
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 .

Map

Routes
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).

Rental prices:

  • Helmet: 6 euro
  • Lamp: 6 euro
  • Rope with carabiner: 6 euro
  • Choice of two: 10 euro
  • Set of three: 12 euro 

Guides:

  • La Grande Guerra sul Piccolo Lagazuoi (“The Great War on the Piccolo Lagazuoi”). An illustrated guide to the tunnels, with original documents, edited by Laura Bobbio – Stefano Illing.
  • La Grande Guerra sul Sasso di Stria (“The Great War on Sasso di Stria ”). An illustrated guide to the tunnels, with original documents, edited by Stefano Illing - Isabelle Brandauer.
  • La Grande Guerra alle 5 Torri (“The Great War in the 5 Torri”), edited by Paolo Giacomel - Marco Zardini. 

Video:

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.

Book:

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.

The lifts: general informations.