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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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  • Passo Falzarego has a couple of gift shops with restaurants associated with them; also features decent parking with a large, free lot available. Across the highway from the gift shop complex and parki...  more »
  • Hair pin turns, narrow road leads to a small chapel and war museum at the top. Not the best place for photographs for photographs of the mountains, but one of the routes between Cortina and Ortisei. O...  more »
  • I have been visiting Passo Falzarego several times. I have been driving it with car and motorbike. With motorbike it's a must if you are in the area. Also the "other side" Passo Giau is excellent with...  more »