First World War
A hundred years have passed since thousands of Italian and Austrian – Hungarian soldiers clashed on the mountains in the area of Cortina d’Ampezzo during the bloody armed conflict of the First World War. Along the trails and ski slopes, just steps away from the lodges and rock climbing gyms in the heart of the Dolomites, you can visit the Lagazuoi war tunnels, the trenches and the open air outposts a 5 Torri and Tofana. These places testify to the barbarism and futility of a senseless war.
However the structural remains left today “speak” the useful and civil language of awareness. The war is also commemorated at the Museo Valparola Museum with the Edelweiss village. For the centennial marking the outbreak of the First World War many commemorative events have been organized in the places that were battlefields during the Great War.