The Serrai di Sottoguda Canyon
The Gorge of “Serrai di Sottoguda”, unique, was created by a strong earthquake and, later on, by water erosion. Carved by the waters of Pettorina stream, stretches for about 2 km. from Sottoguda to Malga Ciapela, at the foot of the Marmolada mountain, the Queen of Dolomites. Today is a Nature Reserve and it is allowed to vsit it on foot only and, in summer, going by the little train. To visit Sottoguda, with its typical alleys and old barns.
“Serrai di Sottoguda”: suggestive gorge with peak walls hundreds of meters high wth a little space from each other. A wonder of the nature that fascinates and astonisches: the water of the stream gurgling among the rocks, crossing the road, flowing under 12 little bridges…the waterfalls that in spring, when ice thaws, impetuously fall from the rocks and in winter they are like ice-cathedrals. And then, some suggestive corners which tend to stop: the cave of the Holy Virgin, the crucifix, the small church of St. Antony. And yet…. the discrete whistle of the “little train of Serrai” which, at regular intervals, draws attention to accompany adults and children to the discovery of this wonderful place, in a sort of legendary parentheses.
First War Museum
The museum is located in the building of the cable car that is in the center of the “Memorial Zone” of the Italian and Austro-Hungarian combat positions. These positions that are carved into the rocky mass have recently been made accessible to visitors. The Museum can be visited during the period of operation of the cable car service, from the beginning of December until Easter and from June to September. The entry to the museum, in accordance with its commemorative purpose, is free.
The Serauta Memorial Zone commemorates and honors the men who fought on the Marmolada in the years 1915-1917, during the First World War.
The cave of Punta Serauta
From May 1916 to November 1917 the Italian soldiers had their positions here and lived in caves and walkways carved out the rocky masses of Punta Serauta. The Austrian soldiers themselves where positioned under the glacier and in the opposite rock formations of Forcella V – Sasso delle Undici. A part of these caves and walkways of Punta Serauta have recently been rendered accessible to visitors that can be visited in summer, following the itinerary suggested on the plan. Under the glacier and between the crevasses the Austrian army dug a complex system of caves and walkways, the famous glacier city. A model of this city is exposed in the museum.