Marmolada (Marmoleda) glacier and Sella Group, Dolomites, Italy, Europe.
Look across Marmolada (Marmoleda) glacier, Lago di Fedaia, and Bindelweg ridge (Padon chain) to the Sella Group, in the Dolomites, Italy, Europe. From Malga Ciapela village, take a spectacular lift on Marmolada (Queen of the Dolomites) above 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. Top station Punta Rocca gives a very exciting view of the surrounding mountains. The World War I museum at Serauta lift station describes the amazing City of Ice (Die Eisstadt, 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). Find lift info at Funiviemarmolada.com. The Dolomites are part of the Southern Limestone Alps, in northern Italy, Europe. UNESCO honored the Dolomites as a natural World Heritage Site in 2009. This panorama was stitched from 9 overlapping photos.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download