Diga del Vajont
Diga del Vajont
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Bloodwags
Watford, UK175 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
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.
Written February 26, 2020
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Gustavo P
Rio Grande Da Serra, SP690 contributions
Sep 2014 • Family
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 small flags with the name and the age of all the children that died that day (this was very touching).
Also they have some guided tours that last almost two hours, and they go 3-4 times a day, but the operation hours change during the year, so better check on the website before going.
Written September 24, 2014
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Andreea C
Seriate, Italy51 contributions
Jun 2014 • Family
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
Written June 21, 2014
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fanharuka
Bergamo, Italy240 contributions
Apr 2014 • Friends
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.
Written May 29, 2014
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JWG_080353
Noordeloos, The Netherlands420 contributions
Jan 2013 • Couples
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 and overflooded the neighbouring villages including Erto and Casso, and caused a massive overflooding of the dam. Thister thundered downwards into the Piave valley, where it destroyed the village of Longarone. There were some 1,850 casualties and thousands of people lost all their possessions. Nowadays, one can drive up the mountain and park next to the valley that now has been filled up with debris. The dam is still there, and in high season tickets can be bought for a walk over the "corona", the top of the dam. Impressive is a series of 470 small banners commemorating all children that lost their lives that night. Many survivors were housed in the newly built village of Vajont some 40km to the southeast - a sinister place to be exiled to when you were lucky enough to survive the flood. Next to the dam, there is a small (paid!) parking lot, cafeteria, and information stand where documentation on the disaster can be bought.
Written January 11, 2013
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Jerry
6 contributions
Jan 2021
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.
Written February 5, 2021
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Professor04
Welland606 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
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.
Written March 7, 2018
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atrz
Melbourne, Australia66 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
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!
Written June 27, 2017
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apocalypsenow66
Milan, Italy124 contributions
Sep 2016 • Family
I watched several videos about the Vajont's disaster but being there it is an experience. The visit organized by the Parco delle Dolomiti is really valuable. The guide will provide you a lot of info and he/she will bring you on top of the Dam and to the original location of the control room. It definitely worth a drive up there.
Written September 25, 2016
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eslme1
North Brunswick, NJ4 contributions
Sep 2015 • Couples
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.
Written January 3, 2016
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