Museo Della Grande Guerra 1914-1918

Museo Della Grande Guerra 1914-1918, Cortina d'Ampezzo

Museo Della Grande Guerra 1914-1918

Museo Della Grande Guerra 1914-1918
4.5
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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Il più bel museo e vario della Grande Guerra nelle Dolomiti, accessibile a tutti, senza impianti di risalita. Dal museo partono numerosi sentieri nelle trincee e nelle gallerie, con suggestive camminate. Comodo parcheggio con centinaia di posti auto davanti la struttura. I cani possono entrare e sono graditi.
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Tualie
Varese, Italy1,199 contributions
...because there are many war museums in the southern Alps; this one is in Valparola pass near the Falzaregho pass on the way to/from Cortina. This is an old fortress formely called Tre Sassi built by the Austro-Hungarian Empire and was part of the line of defense between the former mentioned empire and the Kingdom of Italy.

Lots of war artifacts but interesting are the informations and details of their way of life apart from the line of duty; incredible is the energy and dedication put by this family to collect all items throughout the years and put all in one place.

Not to be missed if road traveling in this part of the Dolomites!
Written April 28, 2020
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Lennox-Velma
Scotland, UK75 contributions
This museum is really three separate sites :
Great War Museum in Tre Sassi Fort : 5 Torri and Lagazuoi.

The Great War Museum is in Tre Sassi Fort and there is an entrance charge. The museum itself is an unexceptional collection of exhibits and displays but they are housed in an old Austro-Hungarian Fort which wasbuilt in the nineteenth century and was in the front line of the fighting in WWI : this is worth visting. The Fort is on the road through the Valparola Pass and offers spectacular views as well as opportunities for walking.

The 5 Torri museum is an open air museum where it is possible to walk along the mountain paths and see the Italian defence line and artilery headquarters with recontructed shelters and entrenchments. It can be reached on foot but we took the chair lift to the top of the mountain and then walked around the summit. (The chair lift goes from a really pleasant shop/restaurant where there's lots of parking up to a height of 2225m)

Both are very different and offer an insight into the conditions experienced by those on the front line in the war. For the Tre Sassi Fort, 1-2 hours is enough time for a visit: for the 5 Torre, you need at least half a day .
Written October 22, 2011
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sfresident
san francisco51 contributions
Solo
Fascinating not only for the WWI artifacts and history, but for the building in which it is housed -- a bombed out fortress. So the war artifacts are housed, literally, within another artifact. Definitely worth a visit! Closed between noon and 2 pm.
Written September 12, 2017
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HL359
Sydney, Australia36 contributions
Friends
Incredible collection of WW1 artefacts, all started by one man and his son. Loads to see and a must for any visitors to Cortina!
Written July 22, 2019
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ChamL
Lynchburg, VA411 contributions
Couples
My wife and I visited here for about ninety minutes on Friday Sept.15. We were on a visit of the Dolomite Road and I knew there had been very frecious fighting in this area during the First World War. This is not a fancy place, just good old fashion historical objects, nothing you can see anyplace else. The many everyday objects of the common soldiers are quite powerful. If you are in the area you need to stop hereto experience history in a very personal, albeit, low key manner.
Written September 16, 2017
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Spanster
Stafford, UK28 contributions
Couples
This is a review of the Great War Museum based in the ruins of an old fort. There is a charge for entry, however I felt this was fair given the need for the upkeep of the museum.

The museum is located at a dramatic location on a mountain pass on the road to Cortina D'Ampezzo. The views surrounding the museum are stunning. I must admit that prior to visiting the area I wasn't aware of this part of the history of the First World War. This is a subject that interests me so I found this an interesting museum. There were artefacts that had been collected from the period and information to read about what had happened at the time.

It was very cold in the fort, even in June there was snow in the ground outside. An worthwhile trip for those interested in the subject and finding out about the history of the area.
Written June 24, 2013
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NinaW2000
Jupiter, FL505 contributions
Couples
This place is a must do while in town. It is packed with artifacts from the war and the story behind how this place came to be a museum is truly touching! I am happy I was able to visit the place. The views are also out of this world.
Written September 8, 2018
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chrissy
Cumbria, England5 contributions
Couples
Amazing little museum . Full of ww1 artifacts showing the horror of war in thus area. Advise you to buy 'a grandfather tells the story of ww1' My husband and myself read it during our holiday to the dolomites. It explained the complicity, stupidity and unfairness of this war. I particularly liked a written note found that an Austrian soldier had written.
Written July 23, 2018
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DavidBoroBoy
Northamptonshire16 contributions
Located high up on the remote Passo di Valparolo this small museum is well worth a visit if you are in the area. It gives a detailed look into the past for you to begin to imagine what it must have been like to be stationed up in these mountains in WW1, and the hardships the soldiers must have incurred, especially in the cold winter months, never mind the fighting & shell bombardments.

Pop in if you can as there is plenty of parking nearby, & then you can hear the marmots whistling out their warnings too!
Written September 6, 2016
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Anne M
Ireland111 contributions
Friends
This is a local museum with lots of personal military items from the Italian/Austrian conflict. fascinating and worth a walk around particularly if you are passing on your way back from the Sellaronda to Cortina. The curator was not particularly friendly but its the personal touch of the items in the museum and the photos which bring it all home. Horrendous snares and tools to kill your enemy once he has been gassed.
Written February 6, 2016
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Museo Della Grande Guerra 1914-1918 is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Sun - Sat 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM