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Diga del Vajont

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Address: Longarone, Longarone, Italy
Phone Number: +39-348-776-4693-+39-347-677-3472
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Interesting, but guide is recommended

We were a group of 40 that booked over travel agency. The tour was held by one of the survivors of the disaster, who not only reported his own experience but was extremely realist... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Trento, Italy
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Trento, Italy
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

We were a group of 40 that booked over travel agency. The tour was held by one of the survivors of the disaster, who not only reported his own experience but was extremely realist and affordable when telling the facts. I would reccomend contacting a local guide because visiting the places without any words on them is not as touchy... More 

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São Miguel do Oeste
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304 reviews 304 reviews
157 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

To reach the dam you have to go uphill in a beautiful road. When you get to the dam there's a parking lot, and from there you can walk a little to a small chapel, a place from where you can see the dam and some informative sings.On the way from the parking lot to the dam, there are several... More 

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Bergamo, Italy
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

very touching place, full of history and stories. Beautifull view of the Dolomiti Mountains and river. Little place for parking and only paying parking available

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Bergamo, Italy
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195 reviews 195 reviews
30 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Visit this place it's something really touching and it's something to do to remember all people died here. I knew the history of this tragic disaster, but only once arrived I really understood the big catastrophy happened here...it's a place to think about life and our fragility.

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Fort Pierce, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

We passed there 59 years ago when we were on our honeymoon. Each time I pass, I cry for the sadness and loss of that terrible day in 1963

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Noordeloos, The Netherlands
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391 reviews 391 reviews
102 attraction reviews
223 helpful votes 223 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

The Diga del Vayont was built in the early 1960s to create hydro-electric energy. However, the mountain on the south side of the Vayont valley, Monte Toc, was unstable. This unstability became manifest during the test period in which the lake was filled stepwise, but no precautions were taken. On 9 October 1963, an enormous landslide shifted into the lake... More 

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