Mount Lagazuoi is a veritable "rock castle" with pinnacles, rock towers and military bases inside the mountain.
During the Great War, the Italian and Austro–Hungarian troops dug shelters for soldiers and weapons into the rock faces, transforming this mountain into an impenetrable 20th-century fortress.
Today, you can visit the restored tunnels, trenches, emplacements and machine gun posts in the Lagazuoi Open-Air Museum.
Numerous routes will take you on a behind-the-scenes tour of a dramatic war fought at a high altitude that was unique in the history of man.
As of this summer, the visit is made even more engaging thanks to our new app that allows you, by means of QR-codes on the panels placed along the routes, to download texts, images and audio recordings that offer an insight into lesser known aspects of the First World War.
The app is free of charge. You can download it here or by scanning one of the QR codes on the museum panels.
It remains available offline, even in the tunnels, where there is no network signal.
A video with graphic simulation that illustrates the Great War on Mt. Lagazuoi, the occupation of the mountain and the digging out of the tunnels.
The entire museum area is crossed by paths viable on foot. Almost all the tunnels and trenches have been cleared and restored thanks to the work of numerous volunteers. Restoration of the steps has granted easier access to the sloping stretches of the tunnels.
There are various visiting routes, some longer and more difficult, others shorter and easier.
There are four ways to reach the summit of Mount Lagazuoi,
the heart of the Open-Air Museum:
Discover all routes of the Open Air Museum:
The visit of the open air museum is free of charge!
Visitors must provide themselves with the necessary equipment for a mountain excursion, such as walking boots and suitable clothing.
For the visit to the Lagazuoi tunnels, safety harness, protection helmet, electric torches or headlamps are advised.
Contacts for guided visits:
with a mountain guide
- Guide Alpine Cortina (+39) 0436 868505
- Guide Alpine Badia (+39) 0471 847037
- Guide Alpine Arabba (+39) 333 2261421
with a reenactor in historical uniform >>> of III Tyrolean Rifle Regiment
The pass has a large car park subject to a fee and a public toilet.
Opening times: from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Rise in height: 650 m
Seasons: the best time to visit the museums is from May to October.
In winter it is possible to visit the emplacements and the places where the First World War was fought by doing The Great War Ski Tour >>>