Three important appointments with the history of Cortina d' Ampezzo

a summer full of events at the Queen of the Dolomites!

From 24 June 2015 to 31 October 2015


Among the beautiful peaks of the Dolomites, Cortina Events 2015 presents three fascinating exhibits not to be missed: “600 years of Friendly Lerosa and Travenanzes”, ”Cortina ... and its surroundings, 1915-17, diaries, artifacts and photographs” and “Waiting on the Dolomite front - exhibition on the Great War”.

If after walking in the woods or having walked in the city center you do not know what to do in Cortina d'Ampezzo, visit these extraordinary art exhibitions, major summer 2015 events in the Veneto region.

Cortina d'Ampezzo, always a symbol of high society and tourism, over the years has become a place where art, culture and traditions blend harmoniously. Each year the Queen of the Dolomites offers a calendar full of exhibitions, meetings, musical and cultural events and literary salons: from the 2015 Cortina events presented in this year's program, we want to recommend these interesting exhibitions. If you are wonderingwhat to see in Cortina d'Ampezzo during your Cortina summer holidays, please read our suggestions!

“Waiting on the Dolomite front - Display of the Great War” is the title of the exhibition by photographer Fabio Pasini, made even more impressive by the particular location: the waiting room of the cable car on top of Mount Lagazuoi. Objects of the exhibition are the areas symbol of the Italian-Austrian front, with particular attention to the ones on the Dolomites: breathtaking scenery where nature and silence are the absolute rulers, lovely areas that during the First World War were theaters of violence and atrocities.

In order to grasp fully the beauty but also the drama of these historical places, Pasini has chosen to use the technique of the pinhole, where the classic lens equipped with a viewfinder is replaced by a small hole at the center of one side of the camera, dramatically reducing the shutter control. This process requires a lot of attention but also long waiting times; Pasini wanted to note that in the captions of the exhibits.

“Waiting at the Dolomite front - Exhibition on the Great War”, one of the most popular cultural events in Cortina d'Ampezzo, offers some poignant images of the trenches on Mount Lagazuoi, the remains of the strategic Cengia Martini location, the trenches of Cinque Torri and the evocative profiles of Sass di Stria and Tofana Rozes. The exhibition continues with shots taken on Mount Crystalline and Mount Piana, the peaks of the Pasubio, the Lagorai, the Colbricon and Passo Rolle, up to the magnificent Dolomites with the extraordinary Tre Cime di Lavaredo, the Road to the Alps, the Paterno and the Cima Undici. 

Included in the calendar for the free Cortina exhibitions 2015 “Waiting at the Dolomite front” is open to the public until October 31.

Summer 2015 in Cortina is enriched with a new exhibition, “1415-2015: 600 years of Friendly Lerosa and Travenanzes”, created to celebrate the six centuries of signing the important Rule of Cortina d'Ampezzo: in fact in 1415, the pastures of Lerosa and the Travenanzes and forests of the Ampezzo valley, were acquired by the High Rule of Lareto, becoming a valuable collective heritage run by the population of the entire valley.

The focus of this extraordinary, popular exhibition, one of the most original Cortina events in 2015, is the central building of the Regole d' Ampezzo: hence the exhibition will wind through the Ethnographic Museum Regole d'Ampezzo, where it will illustrate the history of this secular institution, the old Botestagno Castle, the Church of Hospitality and the valleys of Lerosa and Travenanzes, situated within the breathtaking nature reserve of the Ampezzo Dolomites. The whole event will be reconstructed through ancient scrolls that will accompany the visitor in an amazing journey through time and space.

From 11 July to 11 October 2015, among the exhibitions in Cortina 2015, do not miss “600 years of Friendly Lerosa and Travenanzes”, a great chance to explore the history of Ampezzo and to fully understand the importance of the collective use of these beautiful lands.

Among the exhibits on the Great War we advise you to visit “Cortina ... and its surroundings, 1915-17, diaries, artifacts and photographs” hosted at the Alexander Girardi Hall in Cortina d'Ampezzo from 18 July to 27 September 2015. This exciting exhibition establishes the bond between World War I and the peaks of the Dolomites, considered one of the most turbulent and dramatic fronts, where the Italian had to remain for a long time during the fighting against the Austrians.

The photographic reports, the original diaries found in the places of conflict, the numerous evidence and other important historical artifacts in the exhibition on the Great War in Cortina d'Ampezzo, document the tragic consequences of the fighting in nature, the landscape but also the soldiers and the local population, who for years had to live with the fear of bombings and disease.
Of particular significance are the remains found on the “Crodes” of Ampezzo, the last Italian frontier before the Austrian border the actual limit with the region of Trentino Alto Adige. Such objects were used in the trenches and in the barracks by our soldiers in an effort to make the rooms more like home and somehow feel closer to their loved ones.

If you want to spend a few days around the stunning views offered by the Dolomites, book one of our hotels in Cortina d'Ampezzo and enjoy a relaxing stay, perhaps taking advantage of our interesting excursions in the area of Ampezzo. And if you do not know what to see in Cortina d'Ampezzo, do not miss the exhibitions described above, an important piece of the history of Ampezzo which is worth examining thoroughly beyond your usual Cortina summer activities.
Do not waste time ... Cortina summer 2015 awaits you!

By Insidecom Editorial Staff


Period: From 24 June 2015 to 31 October 2015

Event location: Cortina d’Ampezzo