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On the west side of the Altopiano dei Sette Comuni, on a sheer precipice high above the Astico River, stands a forbidding rock formation known as the Altar Knotto. Its vertiginous position and singular appearance have spawned eerie legends of … Continue reading

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October 9, 1963, 22:39  – October 9, 2013 In memory of the 2000 inhabitants of Longarone and nearby towns who lost their lives in the Vajont disaster.                   Along the roadside above the dam … Continue reading

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Un Soldato della Grande Guerra

A SOLDIER OF THE GREAT WAR. For more than 90 years a soldier lay frozen in the ice of the Marmolada glacier.  His loved ones waited and prayed for his safe return but never saw him again, never knew what … Continue reading

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La Grande Guerra

THE GREAT WAR. In the United States, World War I has been all but forgotten, but here it is impossible to forget: the Italian-Austrian front was on these very mountains and along the nearby Piave River. Towns were reduced to … Continue reading

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