Cadore, a snowshoe paradise

Foto di Marco Santini
Up Mount Piana

Foto Luisa Quinto
Route details Recommended period Winter Phone0435 400078

Before any excursion, always check the snow and avalanche bulletin. Beware of possible ice formations.

This is a medium-difficulty excursion that takes you to one of the most scenic and exciting locations in the Veneto Dolomites. You can leave your car at the small car park next to Lake Antorno, 1,866 metres above sea level (or at one of the car parks a little further down). Take path ‘CAI 122’ which, on a slight slope, climbs up to Forcella Bassa (1,880 m a.s.l.) and then on to Forcella Auta (1,984 m a.s.l.). From this point on, the trail becomes steeper and finally arrives to the ‘Maggiore Angelo Bosi’ lodge (2,205 m a.s.l.). From the lodge, carry on along path 122, and you’ll quickly reach the 'Carducci Pyramid’, a unique rock pyramid built by Italian alpine troops in memory of this great poet, who wished to climb Mount Piana while staying in Cadore back in 1892. 

 At 2,300 m above sea level, the view from here is nothing short of breathtaking: the Three Peaks of Lavaredo, the Cadini di Misurina, the Cristallo, the Croda Rossa, the Sorapis and Lake Misurina below you. 

Duration: around 4 hours.

Mount Piana is a symbolic place for the First World War; however, it is preferable to come during the summer if you wish to visit the posts where the Italian and Austro-Hungarian armies once faced each other.