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On the Trail of the Great War: Stelvio, Gavia and the Forni Glacier

The White War. That is the name given to the World War I battles which took place here at over 3000 m. Come and explore the paths where our forefathers fought.

In these mountains, the First World War was a war of attrition. The soldiers, often very young, were sent to the front at an attitude of more than 3000 m in terrible conditions, defying snow, ice and the cold. Today, among the summits of the Ortles-Cevedale range, the remains of military camps, trenches and defensive structures built more than a hundred years ago can still be seen. Many of the structures are very well preserved and offer an incredible insight into the past. 

Above the Stelvio pass, the Scorluzzo area is unmissable, with artillery positions and remains of trenches still clearly visible. There are two particularly well preserved military camps, the Filon del Mot and Le Buse, with the ruins of 17 buildings. From the junction with the Umbrail Pass, on the border with Switzerland, it is possible to follow the Austrian front line as far as the old fort at Bocchetta di Forcola; on the opposite side of the valley, the army barracks can be seen.

Route Filon dei Mot

Route Monte Scorluzzo

Route Forcola di Rims

In Valfurva, below the Forni glacier, the trenches of the Val Cedec are very evocative, above Rifugio Pizzini towards Passo Zebrù. Near the Gavia Pass, we recommend the old military track that leads from the top of the pass past the remains of barracks, trenches and lines of barbed wire to the Cima di Vallumbrina summit.

Route Val Cedec and Val Zebrù

Route Valle del Gavia

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