Antonia Zardini

Stereoscopic camera.

Antonia Zardini, the First Italian War Photojournalist In the picturesque Ampezzo Valley, memories abound with admiration for the photographic talent of the great Stefano Zardini. However, the Zardini family legacy extends beyond individual brilliance, shaping generations of lens artists. Within this realm of photographic excellence, the roots of a true pioneer emerge: Antonia Zardini Verocai, …

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Simone  Alverà and his cross, the Cross of Gris

The Cros of Gris

Today, I’d like to share the story of the Cross of Gris with you. This is a true tale, an incident from many years ago, with details known to only a few.However, I must correct myself; I won’t be the one narrating this story. Instead, Luca Dell’Osta has graciously allowed me to publish an article …

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Cinque Torri, Via Miriam

Alice Colli climbing via Miriam

A classic climb that always likes On June 29, 1927, the Ampezzo guides Angelo and Giuseppe Dimai, known as “Déo,” drew a new difficult route on the sunlit southern face of Torre Grande (Cima Sud) of Cinque Torri.Accompanying the two young guides were a friend, Arturo Gaspari, also known as “Becheréto,” and a spirited twenty-nine-year-old …

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The Madonna of Solitude

The Madonna of Solitude

A devotional icon at the foot of Mt. Croda Rossa The church of Madonna of Solitude, built in Nuoro in the early 1600s, is a beloved small structure cherished by the people of Nuoro (Sardinia), who hold devotion to the Virgin and the unspoiled environment close to their hearts. By assonance, my thoughts also turn …

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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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