World War One in the Dolomites
Explore the World War One Italian and Austrian Dolomite Front trenches and tunnels on foot in two walks with panoramic views on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Italian declaration of war staying in pretty Cortina d’Ampezzo for three nights. Accessible walking.
Price: €1450 double/twin room €1550 DFS room
30th July – 2nd Aug 2016
Pick up at Venice Marco Polo airport/Venice Mestre train station at 2 pm and stop off for sightseeing en route to the Dolomites (2.5 hrs).
We drive 45 minutes to Misurina for a jeep trip to the fascinating trenches of panoramic Monte Piana at over 2000 metres/6560 ft for a 3-4 hour walk around its fascinating, well-preserved positions (5 kms/3 miles, 3 hrs).
A 30 minute drive takes us to Falzarego Pass at over 2000 metres/6560 ft for a historically fascinating and highly scenic exploration of the World War One tunnels and trenches of the Sass di Stria (8 km/5 miles, 4 hrs) with lunch en route at a mountain refuge and a visit to an interesting local museum before returning to our hotel.
We drive back to Venice airport/Venice Mestre train station via the Piave river for a look at some of the 1917 and 1918 battlefield sites.