If you’re planning a trip to the Italian Dolomites then you’re in for an amazing treat. Breathtaking views, serene pastures and ancient villages will provide you an experience you’ll never forget ... More info ›
If you’re planning a trip to the Italian Dolomites then you’re in for an amazing treat. Breathtaking views, serene pastures and ancient villages will provide you an experience you’ll never forget. In the this tour you will visit important historical places followed by a traditional lunch including local wine and food in a typical restaurant.
The departure will be at 10.00 a.m from your hotel. On the route from Cortina to Lagazuoi, stands the Memorial to the Fallen of World War I, built under the reign of Mussolini in 1935. It contains 9707 Italian soldiers (4455 unknown) and 37 Austrians. The entrance at the Memorial is free and there's no need for a guide. Mount Lagazuoi is a veritable 'castle of rock', with spires and turrets, and with military bases hidden in its bowels. During the Great War the Italian and Austro-Hungarian armies dug shelters in its interior for men and arms, transforming it into an impenetrable 20th Century fortress. Today you can visit the restored tunnels, trenches and machine gun posts. The museum can be reached on foot (during summer time) or via the fast cable car. The numerous routes will take you on a behind-the-scene tour of a dramatic war fought at a high altitude and which was unique in the history of man.
Not far from here, a delicious local lunch will then be served in a typical restaurant with breathtaking panoramic views of the Averau, the massive Sella, and the Marmolada. At lunch you will taste a typical starter then the delicious Casunziei all’ampezzana, ravioli stuffed with red turnips, flavoured with melted butter and smoked ricotta cheese and seasoned with a sprinkling of poppy seeds. Enjoying a traditional dish paired with a native wine, all set to the backdrop of incredible natural beauty of the Dolomites creates a truly unforgettable encounter that will be savored for years to come.
The return will be around 15.30 p.m.