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Diga del Vajont

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Diga del Vajont

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Jerry wrote a review Feb 2021
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The views are stunning. Looks can kill, we are told. We paid respect to the victims of disaster. Two * for whoever was responsible for that.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Bloodwags wrote a review Feb 2020
Northwood, United Kingdom169 contributions83 helpful votes
Definitely worth a visit if travelling through the Dolomites. This was the site of a terrible tragedy in 1963 when a massive landslide from the slopes of Monte Toc in the night displaced millions of litres of water over the dam, drowning 1910 people (Including any children) in the village below. The dam is now disused and the sight of a number of moving monuments and memorials to those who lost their lives.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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travellingsloths wrote a review Apr 2019
Seattle, Washington310 contributions146 helpful votes
If you are travelling by, you must take half a day to visit the dam and the various exhibits and memorials, it's very moving and important to remember the loss of life due to human mistakes. The engineers and the power company responsible should have evacuated the town, instead they went to watch the landslide and completely underestimated its mass, the tsunami that followed and the air blast.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Professor04 wrote a review Mar 2018
Welland606 contributions204 helpful votes
This is a heartbreaking spot. The story is quite moving, and you wonder how something so tragic can happen in modern times. In the area you are able to visit the dam, experience a gallery drive along the side of the mountain, stop and have the tragedy explained through a series of posters and pictures, and visit a memorial dedicated to those innocents who lost their lives so suddenly.
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Date of experience: August 2017
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atrz wrote a review Jun 2017
Melbourne, Australia66 contributions18 helpful votes
Although this is the site of a real and relatively recent tragedy, the scenery is truly awesome. Even though I didn't understand our guide she was obviously affected by the tragedy that occurred. The tour was in Italian and lasted around 40 minutes at a cost of 5 euros. It is definitely worth doing the guided tour as you get to walk across the top of dam wall which while scary is breathtaking! This is a must do if in northern Italy!
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Date of experience: June 2017
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