The Museum in the Clouds

From 09 June 2013 to 30 September 2013

From 9 June to 30 September 2013 the fascinating Mountain Museum Messner reopens its doors the Museo delle nuvole Cibiana, part of the ambitious museum project by the famous mountaineer Reinhold Messner.

Divided into five sites, the original Messner museums wind between Trentino Alto Adige - Sigmundskron Castel Firmiano, Castel Juval, Solda (in Stelvio) and Brunico - and Veneto, the Messner Mountain Museum Dolomites on Monte Rite, in the province of Belluno.

The Museum delle nuvole Monte Rite is definitely one of the most original museums of the Dolomites located more than 2,000 m above sea level and occupies a fort from the First World War transformed into a truly unique property.

A bold and high-impact design, the Messner Museum Monte Rite gives the feeling of being in the clouds. The Messner Museum in Cadore, between Pieve and Cortina d'Ampezzo tells the adventurous history of mountaineering in the Dolomites in a new way.

The Museo delle Nuvole - Messner has provided images, videos, artefacts and works of art of various kinds dedicated to the contrasting relationship between man and the mountain.

The interior of this futuristic Messner mountain museum in Cibiana seems like a church, with numerous niches and altars that welcome the testimony of the conquest of the Dolomites: relics and memoirs tell visitors about the first ascents, the discoveries and ways of mountaineering in the Dolomites. In the central part of the Messner Mountain Museum in the Dolomites shows the landscapes and the formations of the Dolomites, immortalized on canvas from Romanticism to the contemporary period, are placed in a picturesque setting that alternates artistic and panoramic views of the spectacular peaks surrounding the museum. Shell fossils, ferns and palm finds that testify to the ancient origins of the rocks of the Dolomites are the final part of the exhibition of the extraordinary museo delle nuvole in Belluno.

The Dolomites Museum opened in 2002, thanks to the co-operation between the Veneto Region and Reinhold Messner. However, the Messner Mountaineering Museum is only open during the summer, from June to September, and every year it hosts a different temporary exhibition.By visiting the Museum Museum in the Dolomites at 2183metres above sea level you will immerse yourself in a fabulous location, a place of absolute silence and serenity surrounded by the most beautiful peaks of the Dolomites - Civetta, Marmolada, Monte Pelmo, and Antelao showing their enormity to you from a unique perspective.

The Reinhold Messner Museum in Italy is within walking distance - two hours from the Cibiana Pass - or with a convenient shuttle service.

By Insidecom Editorial Staff


Period: From 09 June 2013 to 30 September 2013

Event location: Monte Rite - Cibiana di Cadore (Bl)