In the tracks of the Great War

Did you know that from Garnì Roberta – Hotel Malga Ciapela you can easily reach some of the most important places where the Great War was fought?

Carlo Delcorix multimedia - Tracks of the Great War

In 2015, it will be the hundredth anniversary of the start of the war and there will be many events commemorating this occasion. We will certainly keep you up to date. For time being, if you are interested, it is possible to walk some of the routes along the Dolomite front and to visit the Carlo Delcorix multimedia centre in Sottoguda – Rocca Pietore. Situated at the centre of the Memorial Zone, near the Italian and Austro-Hungarian combat positions recently made accessible to visitors, it is the ideal place to discover or find out more about what happened during the First World War in the Dolomites, between the Marmolada and the chain of the Padon and Mesola.

Open Monday to Saturday between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m., it brings together photographs, images and witness accounts of the first war with textual and video content in Italian, German and English. On a visit to the centre you can relive some of the most epic moments of the Great War. The peaks of the Dolomites, now a UNESCO heritage site forming impressive bridges between different populations and cultures, set the scene for the death, over two years, of 15,000 men engaged in fighting for strategically vital positions. Existing evidence of this in Marmolada and the neighbouring mountains are hundreds of metres of trenches, walkways and combat positions, many of which were carved out of the rock. A visit to the Delcorix Centre will inform you of the most interesting sights and routes and will enable you to turn your walks around Garnì Roberta – Hotel Malga Ciapela into an extraordinary opportunity to enter history.

It promises to be an unforgettable experience, and not just for those interested in the Great War. And entry is free! It is also possible to visit outside opening hours, on request. Simply call the Consorzio Operatori Turistici Marmolada (tel. +39 0437 722277) or the Sottoguda Tourist Office (tel. +39 0437 721319)