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8 Day Italian Tours To Mark The Start Of The Great War

Tackle the legendary via ferrata in the Dolomites battlegrounds

Written by . Published on December 13th 2013.


8 Day Italian Tours To Mark The Start Of The Great War

TO commemorate the centenary of the beginning of World War I, Dolomite Mountains Ltd. will lead three eight-day guided tours during 2014, exploring the via ferrata, or iron path,  he network of lines and metal ladders built to aid soldiers as they fought in and around the steep Dolomite peaks of northern Italy.

The set departures for the Via Ferrata of WWI and Alta Via (high routes) Treks are July 5, August  2 and September 6 2014.
 
In the Dolomites from 1915-1918, WWI raged across the peaks and valleys, with Austrian and Italian soldiers, often friends from neighbouring villages, fighting each other. Italy faced the German and Austro-Hungarian armies on alpine battlefields and the soldiers tried to make their lives in the mountains as easy as possible. Soldiers here (and in other regions) dug long tunnels inside the mountains with dynamite and picks, built suspension bridges across deep chasms, iron paths and refuges (mountain shelters) that literally hung on sheer cliffs.
 
Some vestiges of this history are in their original state; others have been renovated and transformed into open air museums on the mountains of Lagazuoi, Marmolada, Tofane and Col di Lana.
 
“The iron paths that have been opened originally had nothing to with the true spirit of mountaineering or the passion for the mountains. But today these paths stand as silent witnesses of some of the most tragic and memorable events of WWI. This itinerary can make us stop and consider the horrors of all wars, while admiring a breath-taking panorama. The consciousness of what happened in this incredibly beautiful area can give a small contribution to the cause of Peace,” said Agustina Lagos Marmol, Dolomite Mountains owner.
 
From £1670 (pp/2 sharing) including mountain guide, half board, luggage transfers, via ferrata equipment, lifts used on the three days mentioned and bespoke tours to suit. Flights to Venice on British Airways and Easyjet.

To find out more visit this link or ring 00 39 0471 840005.
 
Travel editor Neil Sowerby spent time in Trento and the Dolomites last year for Planet.

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