WW1 in the Dolomites

Dolomiti senza confini

During your excursions along trails without borders, you can trace the history of the First World War. Everywhere around the Pian di Cengia hut and in the Sesto Dolomites and the ridge od the Carnic Alps you find caves, stationing, shelters and trails of the Austrian-Italian Dolomite front of 1915-1918.

“DOLOMITES WITHOUT BORDERS” – The project was born out of the idea that the Dolomites should no longer be a barrier but a place of meeting and friendship 12 via ferrata trails – each of them unique from alpine or historical points of view – together form a challenging circular tour, which is probably the longest Via Ferrata Trail in the world. A “peace trail” on former war theatres in the Sesto Dolomites and the Carnic Ridge and an alpine experience for all mountain enthusiasts!

Italian troops, the Alpini, were stationed on the Forcella Pian di Cengia and on Passo Fiscalino; sometimes there were several hundred men, both in summer and in winter.

Supplies, artillery weapons and munitions were brought up there from the plateau Lavaredo with a cable car through the Piani dei Cavalli and cart path no. 104.

Dolomite front during World War IDolomite front during World War I
Dolomite front during World War I
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