DEPARTURE 24/08/2022

The paths of the First World War

August 1914: Val di Fassa, by that time part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire just like the test of Trentino-Alto Adige, began to experience one of the most tragic moments of its history that has definitely marked not only the land but the culture and the everyday life as well. Starting from the following year, in fact, Val di Fassa became theatre of fightings and battles between the Austro-Hungarian Army and the Royal Italian Army, both gathering their troops along the border in the Marmolada area (the White War), along the Costabella ridge (the Alpinistic War) and in Cima Bocche (the War of the Infantry).

Mountains that turned out to be lines of a front where, in some areas, the two armies were separated only by a few metres. Here the trenches dug into the rocks or the ground, the remains of the barracks and huts and the war relics collected and exposed in the local museums by historians and collectors testify that human tragic experience.

Some war sites, such as the historic routes of the San Pellegrino area, can be visited and are constantly cared by the members of the historic association "Sul Fronte dei Ricordi" while other ones are now under restoration but can be visited anyway. But other sites such as the legendary "City of Ice" built inside the Marmolada Glacier have been cancelled by the action of nature that has hidden these memories in the ice to preserve these moments of everyday life and human heroism forever.

The map "The paths of the First World War", AGAINST PAYMENT (reduction for the Val di Fassa Guest Card holders), is available from June 20th at the valley’s tourist offices.

Walking map

This booklet outlines some walks around Val di Fassa, and so it is dedicated in particular to families. Some of the walks are short and easy, others are slightly longer and more difficult. We have tried to describe the landmarks in order to make the guide easier to follow. We also give an idea of the difficulty of the walk.
Most of the walks can also be done starting from any point along the route, or in the opposite direction.
The times given are generous and have been calculated with plenty of stops to admire the views, to take photographs, to admire the flora or to observe the geology of the territory. The times include the return. We hope that this guide will help you to get to know the Val di Fassa, and that you will discover places and panoramas always new. Any suggestions that you would give us will be welcome.

The brochure of the walks contents:

  • the presentation of the walks starting from the villages of the Val di Fassa including maps and information on distance to walk and duration of the path;
  • the main points of interest.

The map of the walks in Val di Fassa is available free of charge at the valley’s tourist offices.

Winter walks

Detailed description of 36 winter walks in Val di Fassa, divided per village and including:

  • map of the itinerary with height indications (m asl), starting point and arrival;
  • level of difficulty;
  • time;
  • length and highest point (m asl);
  • altitude difference;
  • type of equipment needed (snowshoes, walking poles, boots with crampons, suitable for pushchairs).

Most of the trails area beaten by walkers. No mechanical beating, daily or periodical, is forseen and no specific signs have been placed on the itineraries to show the way.

The map of winter walks is available free of charge at the valley’s tourist offices.


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Brochures and catalogues

Here you can view the informative printed matter, catalogues and brochures, and either download it or ask for a paper copy

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