Averau Mountain Hut - 5 Torri - Dolomites - Cortina d'Ampezzo

Great War at Rifugio Averau

During the First World War, the 5 Torri area proved to be strategic for the operations of the Italian Army, trying to penetrate into Val Badia.

From the Observatory of Mount Averau (2,477 metres), the Italian Army dominated Falzarego Pass, Val Cordevole, Val Costeana and Val Badia. It also controlled Col di Lana, Sief, Settsass and every movement of the enemy troops stationed throughout a vast area.

Ph: Collezione Paolo Giacomel

Fork Nuvolau field hospital in 5 Torri in Cortina d'Ampezzo

Symbols and wounds

Trenches, artillery and transport

Symbols of the hard and inhuman war, fought in the Dolomites where even the environment was hostile. Wounds never healed so as not to forget.

Averau Trenches Trail

The path through the recently recovered Averau trenches.

War Café

“Coffee surrogates during the war, when coffee in grain was scarce, has always benefited from a favorable economic situation.”

Historical images gallery

Take a look at the gallery of the Great War near the Averau Mountain Hut: a photographic collection of original images of the time collected by private individuals and institutions and kindly granted by them for this site.

Events and re-enactments

Re-enactments and events not to forget that time that shocked the Dolomites in 1918 and beyond.

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