Departure : 20/08/2020
N. Adults
N. Children

Resort: Canazei - Passo Fedaia
Categories: Museums and exhibitions

Opening times: from July to mid Septerber and from December to April

Description: the museum was created in the early Nineties by Bruno Vascellari, financer and owner of the cable car on the Queen of the Dolomites, and by Mario Bartoli, historian and Great War expert. In memory of the two creators of the museum and on the occasion of the 100th anniversary since the Great War, in 2015 a new museum was built. It is wider than the first one and it is more interactive. This new site is the one that we all know as Museo Marmolada Grande Guerra 3000 m, built on the 300 mq of the second floor of "Serauta" station and totally accessible event to people on wheelchair, thanks to "Marmolada" cableway that starts in "Malga Ciapela" and to a lift, which connects the boarding floor of the cable car to the museum. The exhibition is dedicated to the life of soldiers, without any distinctions between the two parts, because the aim is to remember the life of those men, who fighting each other began to fight also against a more merciless enemy: nature. Obviously, there is space for the discussion about the historical facts, but always explained in an objective manner. It is not about who was right, it is about remembering a terrible and shocking event, leaving at the visitor a small flame that should enflame its desire for peace and brotherhood.


Museum Marmolada Grande Guerra 3000 m

The museum was built as a multisensorial itinerary. You start from a wooden bridge among blue, light blue and jagged glasses, which should remind you a tunnel in the glacier, where the Austro-Hungarians found a shelf. Then, you will find a rightful historical introduction thanks to texts, images, maps, witnesses and explanatory videos, to arrive at the end to the real exhibition. Here, the museum is parted in two communicating corridors, the first one about the life in barracks, the second one to the life in trenches. Two paths, integrating one another, as it was the life of the soldier in war, having experiences on the first line and breaks in the rear bases. In the "life" corridor, you will find the uniforms in two closets, one Italian and one Austro-Hungarian, which symbolise the moment of the departure, when the soldier took the uniform from the hanger and wore it. You will discover then the tools that they used every day, the interior of an Italian barrack, the sanitary section, the winter equipment with the "City of Ice" and the reconstruction of an Austro-Hungarian barrack. In the corridor dedicated to the life in trenches you can mainly see the weapons used in that period, with detailed explanations through interactive boards, a simulator of sounds, some telescopes, thanks to which you can observe the tunnels of the Great War dug into "Punta Serauta", and a simulator of cold. The final part of the exhibition is dedicated to a collection of objects, kept in drawers to be discovered, to the end of the war and to the three main protagonist of the Great War on "Marmolada": Arturo Andreoletti, Leo Handl and Flavio Rosso. The exhibition is closed by a section dedicated to the volunteers, who are involved in the maintenance of the "Sacred Monumental Area" and in the collection of objects. Here you can find also a short video.

The battle, which began in the valley in 1915, in 1916 moved also to the top od "Marmolada", leaving here indelible marks and wounds, both in the rock and in the ice, with the construction of the mythical Austrian "City of Ice". 12 km of tunnels dug into the glacier at 3,000 m and more to be safe from the Italian attacks, from avalanches and from cold. A real and unique fortress, which today is disappeared due to the withdrawal of the glacier. We have, at least, some virtual marks, like pictures, tales, diaries and most of all a 3D reconstruction, which you can find in our museum in "Serauta" station.

In summer, it is possible to visit the tunnels of the "Sacred Monumental Area" and of "Forcella a V" (this only for experts). Obviously, you have to wear always the right equipment.

Opening times

The museum is open every day in the same period and with the same timetable of "Marmolada" cable car (from July to mid September and from December to April, from 9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.).

Entry tickets

The entrance is included in the ticket of the cable car, as well as the service of guided tours, which must be however booked in advance sending an email to or calling +39 334 6794461.

Since January 2020, we installed also a new system of audio-guides, which you can use on the whole cable car and in particularly in the museum. Download the "Geochip" App on your smartphone, turn on the Bluetooth and have access to all the contents about the geological and social history of "Marmolada", receiving a notice every time you get close to a point of interest. The app and all the contents are provided free of charge.




Getting here

  • by car, reserved car park;
  • by bus, available in summer only. From Canazei-Penìa to Fedaia Pass (Trentino Trasporti), from Fedaia Pass to "Malga Ciapela" (bus changing, Dolomiti Bus).


Museo Marmolada Grande Guerra 3000 m

Via Malga Ciapèla, 48
32023 - Rocca Pietore (BL)
Mobile +39 334 6794461
Web site:


Download for free the official mobile App of Val di Fassa on your smartphone or tablet.
With a simple touch of your finger you can explore the entire valley! Available on App Store and Google Play

Brochures and catalogues

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

Follow us