Passo Falzarego, Cortina d'Ampezzo

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The Falzarego Pass is a high mountain pass in the province of Belluno in Italy.It mainly connects Andráz and Cortina d'Ampezzo. From the pass, starts also SP24 directed northbound to Val Badia passing below Sas de Stria and through Valparola Pass.The name Falza Rego means false king in ladin and refers to a king of the Fanes, who was supposedly turned to stone for betraying his people.A gondola rises to the Lagazuoi, which was the object of heavy combat and mine warfare in World War I. The tunnel that the Italians built under the Austrian lines is open to the public.Maratona dles DolomitesThe Falzarego Pass is one of the Dolomites mountain passes riders cross in the annual Maratona dles Dolomites single-day bicycle race. As riders proceed directly from the Falzarego Pass to the higher Valparola Pass the Falzarego is not counted as one of the canonical seven Maratona passes.
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  • By this step the Dolomites winding roads to reach Cortina rather than the Badia Valley rather than the Marmolada. It is also possible to climb the cable car of Lagazuoi. There are trails suitable for experts to people who like to walk. There are restaurants, bars, souvenir shops.
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  • Meanwhile say that parking is free, just 20 minutes from Cortina ... with shops and refreshment. There is also a lift then do various walks ... We walked towards the Lagazuoi Mountain Lake, along the way we saw a woodchuck he called his small, then there were people that went up the mountain wall (I think with an instructor), we saw some old trenches of war up to a war Museum 15-18 .... interesting!
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  • Passo Falzarego is a mandatory visit if you go to Cortina, we went by bike, and the views are wonderful! There's a cafe and a souvenir store! Also from there you can take the cable car to the top os L...  more »

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