Culture in Cortina d'Ampezzo

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Museum · Dolomiti d'Ampezzo, Dolomiti Bellunesi
Freilichtmuseum Cinque Torri
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Museum · Dolomiti d'Ampezzo, Dolomiti Bellunesi
Lagazuoi open air museum in the rock tunnel
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Museum · Dolomiti d'Ampezzo, Dolomiti Bellunesi
Museo paleontologico Rinaldo Zardini
Rinaldo Zardini Palaeontological Museum
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Museum · Dolomiti d'Ampezzo, Dolomiti Bellunesi
Museo storico della Grande Guerra al Forte Tre Sassi
Museum "Tre sassi"
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Museum · Dolomiti d'Ampezzo, Dolomiti Bellunesi
Museo etnografico Regole d'Ampezzo
Ethnographic Museum
Museum · Dolomiti d'Ampezzo, Dolomiti Bellunesi
Great War Museum
The open-air museum can be reached on foot from the Falzarego Pass, covering a difference in height of about 650 metres, or by cable car which, in just a few minutes, reaches the summit, connecting the pass (2117 m.) with the Lagazuoi refuge (2752 m.) The Lagazuoi was a veritable fortress dug out of the rock during the First World War, where the Italian and Austro-Hungarian armies had set up numerous military bases. Today it is possible to visit the tunnels, trenches and military emplacements along numerous well-marked stretches, bearing witness to the terrible conflict that took place at high altitude. Sound commentaries from the restored posts illustrate the events of the Great War and there are information panels on site describing the events of the war.
Stronghold · Dolomiti d'Ampezzo, Dolomiti Bellunesi
Fort Tre Sassi
The Austrian fort "Tre Sassi", the name of which is disputed by historians and topographers, was built by the Austrians between 1897 and 1901 on the Valparola Pass in the locality "Intrà i Sas". The purpose was to defend Tyrol from a possible advance of the Italian army coming from Cortina d'Ampezzo or Caprile with the aim of continuing towards Val Badia and Pusteria. The construction was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire's vast defence plan: in the Dolomite sector, the Austrians had built the forts of Pratopiazza, Lardo Basso and Ladro Alto to bar the Val Rienza; in defence of the Val di Sesto, the forts of Mitterberg and Haideck; in the Val Badia, at the foot of the Col di Lana, the Ruàz slit and the La Corte forts; and at the Valparola Pass, the Tre Sassi fort. The Fort now houses a museum whose rooms, once the quarters of the garrison and artillery depot, now house a rich private collection, which includes numerous war relics and important documentation testifying to the difficult militaristic and civil events of the Great War in the Dolomites. The large collection includes military uniforms, weapons and everyday objects used during the conflict, many of which were recovered from the surrounding area.

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