The hill of the machine

Fodara Vedla

Verso il 1850 il Comune di Marebbe fece un consistente taglio di legname a Fanes e lo vendette ad un mercante veneto.
Per poterlo far fluire verso la pianura attraverso il Boite, il legname doveva essere trasportato nel piano di Revis. Fu indetto allora un concorso che venne vinto dai cavallai ampezzani…

Do you know who Angelo Dibona was?

Angelo Dibona, a great mountaineer Almost all of the “Dibona routes” are ultra-elegant requiring not simply great technical skill but also significant stamina from mountaineers. His first ascents were done at a relatively advanced age. Angelo Dibona possessed that specific instinct which only men who have grown up in the mountains have. Paul Preuss and …

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The historic gunpowder magazine

The Cortina d’Ampezzo gunpowder magazine Between 1859 and 1862 Ampezzo town council had a gunpowder magazine built in the Revis area. The battles of 1848 in Cadore and the first war of independence declared by the Kingdom of Sardinia against the Austrian Empire were still very much alive in the memories of the Ampezzo people. …

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An original cave on Tofana

Grotta di Tofana entrance

The Tofana grotto on the lower bastion of the Tofana di Rozes During the mid-half of latter century the GTofana grotto was a highly popular outing with visiting tourists, now though it is has fallen into disuse. I believe though that the walk and ferrata remains a highly interesting outing, above all in spring when …

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