Day 5: Lagazuoi and World War I

19 Apr

Day 5: Lagazuoi and World War I

When I first contemplated a trip to the Dolomites, I visited websites and purchased a book of hikes to familiarize myself with the area. One thing that popped out at me was this top-of-the-world place named Lagazuoi. I yearned to go there, but I realized that I would likely have to be a seasoned alpinist, a rugged mountain climber. To my surprise I learned that an aerial tramway can take you to this pinnacle outlook. Almost unbelievable. In fact, on Day 5 this is our first destination. Weather allowing we will look out on a panorama of the Dolomites, where on clear days you can see all the way south to Venice. Lagazuoi…it sounds like Shangri-La to me. There is a well-known inn there, Rifugio Lagazuoi. It has a wide terrace with this incomparable view.



And more…


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Lagazuoi on the left from a neighboring peak.


Marmolada from Refugio Lagazuoi.


A spectacular geography and geology.


It doesn’t get any better than this for me, although you would never find me standing on the edge of that prominence.

At Lagazuoi you will find the remains of encampments, utensils, tunnels (long tunnels), barbed wire, and gravesites left from battles fought during World War I. The Austrians commanded the summit of Lagazuoi and the Italians carved out tunnels to achieve control. The soldiers remained there for four long years living and fighting in intolerable conditions.

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13 Responses to “Day 5: Lagazuoi and World War I”

  1. bambangpriantono April 19, 2013 at 1:54 am #

    Much alike Shangri-La. Hmmm…maybe one day you should come to our Shangri-La…Dieng Plateau. O, anyway, I’ve shared my post about Indonesians in my page..if you’ve time you can check it up. Thank you 🙂

    • Rosemarie April 19, 2013 at 1:55 am #

      I read the first one. Now I need to read the second.

  2. sustainabilitea April 19, 2013 at 11:49 pm #

    Lovely photos. They remind me of the days in the 70’s when I worked for some months in Grindelwald, Switzerland. The mountains are awesome in the true sense of the word and I love mountains. I’d love to see the WWII places, too. We were able to go to Normandy a few years ago and it was very somber and interesting.


    • Rosemarie April 19, 2013 at 11:59 pm #

      I am trying to learn as much as I can about the area before I make my trip in June.

      • sustainabilitea April 20, 2013 at 12:02 am #

        The more you know, the better the trip will be. We were fortunate to stay at a B&B run by an English couple. He knows all about WWII and took us on a 10-hour tour. That sounds terribly long but it was one of the most fascinating things we’ve ever done. He knew all the little stories about individuals and places. Have a wonderful trip!


  3. pommepal April 20, 2013 at 10:12 am #

    Lovely photos, I’m enjoying following your journey

    • Rosemarie April 20, 2013 at 12:42 pm #

      Thank you. The actual journey begins June 21.

      • pommepal April 20, 2013 at 11:31 pm #

        Doing all the research will certainly bring the experience to life for you when you get there

      • Rosemarie April 21, 2013 at 2:57 am #

        Yes, I think so.

  4. ruthincolorado April 23, 2013 at 4:25 pm #

    Looks amazing! How high is it?

    • Rosemarie April 23, 2013 at 6:17 pm #

      2752 meters

      • ruthincolorado April 23, 2013 at 9:33 pm #

        Not so bad, then. I was wondering if you would have to prepare for altitude…

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