The Dolomites are the mountain range in northeastern Italy. Its highest mountain, which is 3343 meters high, is called Marmolada. Another name of this unique place is the Queen of the Dolomites


Marmolada

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The peculiarity of this mountain is a glacier which is considered to be the only large one in the Dolomites.

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It features absolutely diverse and picturesque natural landscape: high cliffs, glaciers and forests. At an altitude of 2030 meters lake Fedaya can be found. This place has always been popular and is always packed with tourists.

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Paul Grohmann made the first ascent along the north side of the mountain on September 28, 1864.

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Marmolada

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During WWI Marmolada formed a part of the front line. From May, 1916 till April, 1917 Austro-Hungarian soldiers bored deep tunnel right inside the glacier. It featured living cameras, an infirmary, a canteen, ammunition and uniform stores, toilets and even a chapel. By 1918, as the glacier moved and melted, the “city under the ice” was destroyed.

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Today Marmolada is one of the most beautiful and famous tourist areas of the Alps.

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In winter there are lots of skiers and snowboarders who can enjoy numerous trails. If you enjoy hiking, you may walk along the forests, see picturesque waterfalls and even climb the glacier! In summer you may take a mountain bike take the adventure of your dream. Whatever you choose, you’ll never forget this experience!

Marmolada

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