In this group we treat the undisputed queen of the Dolomites, a World Heritage Site, with a height of 3.343 meters, the Marmolada.
The Marmolada, also called Queen of the Dolomites, is located on the border between the province of Belluno and Trento and is the highest mountain in the Veneto and the Dolomites. Punta Penia stands out above all, reaching 3,348 meters, conquered the first time in 1864 by the great pioneer Paul Grohmann, Angelo and Fulgenzio Dimai.
It is followed by Punta Rocca with its 3,309 meters conquered a few years earlier, in 1862, by Pellegrino Pellegrini and Paul Grohmann.Its homonymous glacier, the largest in the Dolomites, is located along the northern side and, thanks to its vertical and well-polished rock walls, the Marmolada is the cornerstone in the history of dolomitic alpinism. In particular, the Marmolada, is set between Val Pettorina and Val di Fassa and is composed of very compact gray limestone, derived from coral reefs and volcanic material.
The Gran Vernel are very peculiar and are located in the western area of the Marmolada, which with its sharp walls draw the famous regular pyramid, visible also from the furthest distance. The most imposing side is the northern one, where the colossal monolithic wall stands out.
Its summit was conquered by the aginine climber Cesare Tomè in 1879, following a passage between the rocks of the Forcella del Vernel. During the First World War, the Marmolada marked a stretch of the Italian-Austrian front and was the scene of major clashes as confirmed by the still visible positions on the eastern and northern sides.
Tunnels were dug into the glacier by the Austrians to defend themselves from the advance of the Italians and to protect themselves from outside temperatures that could reach 30 degrees below zero. Also known as "The City of Ice", this gallery complex reached an extension of about 12 km, having inside it everything the troops needed, from the infirmary to the toilets, from the telephone exchange to a chapel. The natural movement of the cap towards the valley and the melting of the glacier over the years has canceled the galleries, bringing to light numerous war finds, now visible in the Museum of the Great War from 1915 to 1918.
◊ GARDENA AND FASSA DOLOMITES ◊
One of the most popular destinations for climbers and mountaineers, the Dolomites of Gardena and Fassa.
A totally mountain area, embroidered by incredible valleys and well-kept villages.
Also called the province of the Dolomites, extends in a totally mountainous territory, embroidered by incredible valleys and well-kept villages, natural oases and large rocky walls. The characteristics of the area reserve pleasant surprises but, the natural monuments that rise between large forests and green pastures, the Dolomites, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2009, are a breathtaking view that would leave the tourists in awe. This territory will welcome you and give you unique emotions, every single meeting will enrich your day and the endless red sunsets, admired from the top of some summits, will color your holidays in an unforgettable adventure.
◊ SPECIAL CATEGORIES ◊
The Veneto Region, nestled in the north-east of Italy, is a mix of history and traditions and, all of it, is enriched by the liveliness of its inhabitants and by a wide range of typical products all to be savored. From the highest peaks of the Dolomites, he embraces and welcomes each visitor with brotherly warmth, accommodating him among the many lounges of his cities of art, giving him unforgettable emotions. Turning between the pages of this site, you can organize your next holidays in the Veneto region and thanks to the many photos published, everything will be very simple.
In this chapter we discuss Sport, that is, from the easiest sports activities for families to the most complex and demanding ones.
In this chapter we discuss the incredible world of Venetian cuisine, from the typical local products to the recipes typical of our mothers.
In this chapter we discuss the Nature that surrounds us, a territory rich in biodiversity and particularly fragile, therefore absolutely to be respected.
In this chapter we discuss the history which, over time, has transformed, shaped and marked the territory of the Veneto region.