Tag Archives: Dolomites

Cortina d’Ampezzo. Walking on summer sunshine

22/08/2013This entry was posted in Europe and Middle East, Hotel Reviews, Italy, South Tyrol, Veneto and tagged , , , , on by .

Guido Pompanin knows a thing or two about The Dolomites. Not surprising really when you consider his father Ugo and few friends built their very own cable car service to ferry passengers 2,700 metres up from Cortina d’Ampezzo to the summit of Mount Lagazuoi in 1965.

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WW1 Trenches of the Dolomites

01/08/2013This entry was posted in Europe and Middle East, Italy, Veneto and tagged , , , , , on by .

High up on the Lagazuoi slopes of The Dolomites, some 2,500 meters above Cortina d’Ampezzo, a fierce struggle took place in atrocious conditions from 1915 to 1917 between Italy and the forces of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

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