Museo all'Aperto delle 5 Torri

Museo all'Aperto delle 5 Torri, Cortina d'Ampezzo

Museo all'Aperto delle 5 Torri

Museo all'Aperto delle 5 Torri
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NewportPam
Newport Beach, CA328 contributions
Family
Do not miss this if you are in the area. This amazingly beautiful mountain area, which is so peaceful now, was the sight of some brutal fighting between the Italians and Austrians from 1915 to 1918. The Italians were entrenched on the Cinque Torri side of the valley. Less than 2 miles away, on the other side of the valley, the Austrians held Lagazuoi, where you can now hike through the one km tunnel the Italians dug under the Austrians to blow away their position. The trenches on both sides, which you hike through, have been preserved and restored. There are multi-lingual plaques explaining the fighting and life of the soldiers there as well as mock reenactment scenes and structures as would have existed during the war. The majority of the open air museum is on the Cinque Torri side. It is free and easy to hike around assuming you are reasonably fit. You can take a chair lift there or hike up from Rifugio Cinque Torri's parking area. It takes about 15 minutes if that to get from here to Rifugio Scoliatoli. The museum starts just below Scoliatoli. Hike another 10-15 minutes or so up from here and have lunch at Rifugio Averau for the best food on the mountain. All of the rifugios serve food and are all very close together in this area.
Written July 15, 2013
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TeePeeEngland
England48 contributions
Solo
I am very fascinated by the story of WW1 in the Dolomites, and have visited the area around the Cinque Torri Open Air museum many times, including well before work began to create it. What has been done is not intrusive, and tells its story very well. Accessible by chairlift from just off the Falzarego pass road (last day of operation 22 September in 2013). The views all around the Cinque Torri are stupendous.
Written October 29, 2013
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RetireeBob
Wollongong, Australia444 contributions
Couples
For the Military Buffs this is an opportunity to experience the very conditions and perspectives that the original combatants lived through. As a military objective, it is abundantly clear that neither side in WWI realistically had any change of overpowering the other. It is ideally visited in Summer when the snow is gone and the wild flowers are in bloom. The self guided tour starts at the top of the chair lift with a flat path leading down to the actual encampment site. The historic tour is well signposted and leads you through the exhibits in a coordinated manner. There are reconstructed gun emplacement features with both models and actual artillery. While the paths are well formed, they are made of and traverse natural rock with some steep climbing sections. A moderate level of fitness is required and it is NOT wheelchair accessible. Taken at a steady pace, reading all the signage, pausing to appreciate the views and flowers, takes about 1 hour.
Written November 19, 2017
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sfresident
san francisco51 contributions
Solo
If you are all interested in WWI history, don't miss this "open air museum"! Restored bunkers, trenches, powder magazines, lots of good waysides in English, historic photos and quotes from soldiers stationed there, and amazing views in all directions. If you combine this with a trip just across the pass to Lagazuoi Galleria (the tunnel inside the mountain) and the Martini Ledge (on Lagazuoi), you'll be experiencing both sides of the front lines.

This museum is an easy 20 minute walk from Passo Falzarego/Lagazuoi (take trail 424 that parallels the road). You can take the ski lift straight there from the Baita Bai de Dones Restaurant -- about 12 euros RT, I think, or take the lift up and hike back down along what looked like a pleasant and easy trail.

It's also a popular place for rock climbers so it's interesting to watch them scaling the Five Towers of rocks. There is a cafe at the top of the ski lift with drinks and food. The last ski lift down is at 5:00 pm. You can catch the bus back to Cortina at the intersection of the main road and the driveway to the restaurant (about a 5 minute walk from the bottom of the chairlift).

This was one of the highlights of my trip since I'm both an avid hiker and a history buff.
Written September 12, 2017
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Marconiada
London, UK78 contributions
Solo
The Dolomites front has been one of the harshest battlefields of the First World War with tens of thousands of people fighting in the most difficult conditions under metres of snow and on rocky slopes at heights between 2000 and 3000 metres. This Museum together with the one in Valparola and the Sacrario at Pocol gives you an idea of what was life between 1915 and 1917 for many youngsters who lost their life not only because of enemy fire but avalanches, frost and fatal falls. I have been there many times and every time it is an extraordinary experience to see the trenches. Well set up for the visitors with dummy soldiers, arms and decorations
Written September 16, 2014
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chris G
Port Macquarie, Australia1,021 contributions
Couples
We had a pretty full day this day as we had already done the Tre Cime hike in the morning, but were determined to do the 5 torri walk as we had heard and read a lot about it. The drive up from Cortina was great with terrific views on the way up. Be ready for a very small, but sealed road for the last few Kms up to the limited parking area. Quite narrow road, but plenty of pull over areas if you happen to meet a oncoming car.
The walk up to the open air museum is quite steep and rocky but very manageable. The views of course are fantastic. Museum is certainly interesting and worth the visit. On our visit we did not see any figures that we have seen in pics but the information boards are great. A very meaningful insight into the futility of war!
What we found Interesting as well was all the rock climbers around. Fascinating watching them scale the vertical slopes. All well worth the trip and so close to Cortina.
Written October 9, 2015
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TravelBug_99938
Saint Paul, MN204 contributions
Family
We had limited time in Cortina and wanted to do some easy hiking. Our hotel recommended the 5 torri. It's a 25 minute drive from the center of town. Take the chairlift up.
The outdoor museum itself is free. It's a fascinating looked at the bunkers. There is a lot of steep climbing of stairs and rocks. Not for the Faint of heart but truly unique.
The views of the Dolomites are breathtaking from up in the mountains and much different view than you can get in town.
A great interesting activity for teens. I'd cautio bringing kids under 6 as there are some steep cliffs.
Written June 23, 2015
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Shutterbugdi
New York110 contributions
Friends
In 2014 it will be 100 years since the start of World War I. Few people know that some of the fiercest battles of the war took place on the peaks of the Dolomites where Italian and Austrian troops spent months lobbing shells and each other and suffering indescribable hardship. You can learn all about it by visiting the Open Air museum on the top of the 5 Torri. Access is easy via cable car of the 5 Torri. It was a fascinating and moving experience.
Written September 27, 2013
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904TravellingChef
Birmingham166 contributions
Business
I visited this site with a group whilst poor weather prevented us from climbing. This open air museum with its reconstructions of WWI artillery positions provided them with a taste of what it must have been like to serve in these high trenches in WW1 but there was not enough to warrant returning with another group unless in the area anyway. It could be combined with the Lagazuoi tunnels, but I'd visit the tunnels instead if I only could manage one.
Written October 27, 2012
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Michael F
63 contributions
I recently went here with my wife. I am a history buff so this was a really cool experience. It was fun walking in the trenches and seeing a few look out points and exhibits.
Written July 12, 2016
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