Marmolada reflects in Lago di Fedaia in Val di Fassa, Veneto region, Italy, Europe.
Marmolada reflects in Lago di Fedaia, a two-part reservoir just west of Passo di Fedaia (2057 meters or 6749 feet) along Strada Statale 641, at the head of Val di Fassa, in the Veneto region of Italy, Europe. Marmolada (Queen of the Dolomites) is capped by the biggest (and only skiable) glacier in the Dolomiti: Ghiacciaio della Marmolada. Known as Marmoleda in Ladin, the highest peak in the Dolomites rises to 3343 meters (10,968 feet) elevation at Punta Penia. The World War I museum at Serauta lift station describes the amazing City of Ice (Die Eisstadt or Citta di Ghiaccio, 1917), where Austrian soldiers inside the Marmolada Glacier built quarters in tunnels extending 12 kilometers with a vertical drop of over 1000 meters! Nine thousand Austrian and Italian soldiers died on the front line in a stalemate on and around Marmolada over 2 years. After Austria lost World War I, its South Tirol became Italy's Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol region (bordering the Veneto). The Dolomites are part of the Southern Limestone Alps, in Europe. UNESCO honored the Dolomites as a natural World Heritage Site in 2009. This panorama was stitched from 8 overlapping photos.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download