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Diga del Vajont

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Address: 33080 Erto e Casso, Italy
Phone Number: 042787333

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great enginerring place,but sad story...

guides explain everything in detail, great engineering achievement, but also a great tragedy that could have been prevented

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2016
Rijeka, Croatia
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Rijeka, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

guides explain everything in detail, great engineering achievement, but also a great tragedy that could have been prevented

Thank Ivan_Surina80
Chiang Rai Province, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Nice place but the history teach. Is a big tragedy for Italy we reccomendet a travel guide very prepared and expland very well

Thank opul m
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

There is not that much to see..! A very tragic story that I will never forget..many people have died!No regrets for visiting..

Thank Ionut B
North Brunswick, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We toured the area of the dam disaster with our Italian relatives who live in Castellavazzo/ Longarone. My husband's cousin lost 14 people in the dam collapse in 1963.. Her story is heartbreaking.

Thank eslme1
Trento, Italy
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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 

Thank ermioneee
São Miguel do Oeste
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419 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 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 

4 Thank Gustavo P
Bergamo, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 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

3 Thank Andreea C
Bergamo, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 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.

3 Thank fanharuka
Fort Pierce, Florida
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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

1 Thank Aquaniquerosie
Noordeloos, The Netherlands
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394 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 207 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 

3 Thank JWG_080353

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