Memorable pages of history have been written on the Dolomites, in particular during the First World War: the border line between the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the Kingdom of Italy crossed Val di Fassa in all its length, from the Marmolada to Costabella, Juribrutto and Cima Bocche. Today there are several itinerariesand routes which lead to trenches and lookout posts where traces of the global conflict are clearly visible, traces which for the most part, with the help of careful research and historical reconstruction, have been kept alive in mobile exhibitions and small museums (including some private ones). The numerous objects, equipment, relics, arms, munitions and much more lead you to dip into the past to better understand the epic struggle of Italian and Austrian soldiers, who fought the more exhausting war ever, at an high altitude among rocks and ice. The Marmolada Museum, the highest in Europe at 2,950 m set in "Serauta" cable car top-station, invites you to remember and honour, impartially and aside from all political and national ideologies, all the men that lived on ice, in the freezing cold and in the darkness of tunnels, who fought bravely, suffered and died for their country. In the Great War Museum, recently renovated, you can find a lot of relics, photos, arms and munitions of the First World War.
For more information:
Great War Museum 1914-1918 Andrea De Bernardin - Phone +39 0462 601181 or Mobile +39 347 7972356 Loc. Fedaa, 25 - Fedaia Pass (Canazei) Opening hours from June to the beginning of October: from 10.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 2.00 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.. Tickets: € 5,00 reduction for groups, children and seniors.
Exhibition of the First World War "Su pei monti a guerreggiar" in Someda (Moena). Association "On the side of the memories". Livio Defrancesco - Mobile +39 334 8222082 Photo expo and collection of findings; with the reconstruction of some posts. Opening hours from July to mid-September: on Wednesdays 10.00 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. and Fridays 5.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. Further opening times upon request. From mid-September, previous booking is required (only for groups). Admission free of charge.
Permanent exhibition about the Great War at the Pordoi Pass Historic and cultural association Col di Lana Livinallongo Buchenstein - Mobile +39 344 1413043 Photography and historic heirlooms exhibition "Col di Lana - Monte di sangue" on the first floor of the downstream station of the cable car at the Pordoi Pass. Opening times from June 2 to September 30: every day from 10.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.
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