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Vajont Dam, Erto e Casso

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Showcasing the awesome beauty and power of nature, Vajont Dam forms an artificial lake inside a protected natural park. The dam is often remembered for the landslide of 1963 that caused massive devastation to the surrounding area and valley. A museum commemorates the tragedy. Most visitors come here for the views and guided tours organized by the natural park's staff. When you visit, you'll have to stay on designated paths and wear shoes appropriate for uneven terrain. With our custom trip planner, Erto e Casso attractions like Vajont Dam can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • The views are stunning. Looks can kill, we are told. We paid respect to the victims of disaster. Two * for whoever was responsible for that. 
    The views are stunning. Looks can kill, we are told. We paid respect to the victims of disaster. Two * for whoever was responsible for that.  more »
  • Definitely worth a visit if travelling through the Dolomites. This was the site of a terrible tragedy in 1963 when a massive landslide from the slopes of Monte Toc in the night displaced millions of.....  more
    Definitely worth a visit if travelling through the Dolomites. This was the site of a terrible tragedy in 1963 when a massive landslide from the slopes of Monte Toc in the night displaced millions of.....  more »
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  • Even after seeing the dam and the affected villages with your own eyes, it is still just impossible to imagine which forces were in play when catastrophe struck and which levels the waves reached. We didn't have the time to take the guided tour, though just having a look at the dam from the road and a short stroll through Longarone gives you already an impression of what nature is capable of when not properly taken into account. Parking spaces were available near the dam.
  • A lesser-known landmark in a fairly remote valley, but well worth the visit. The dam was built in the 60s and caused a major catastrophe, but it still stands. You can walk right up to the dam from the rear side, and you can walk on top of it, but only if you join a guided tour. Though the tour is nice, it's only available in Italian, but even if you don't speak the language, you can still enjoy the stroll over the dam and the amazing views from it

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