In the Lagazuoi and 5 Torri area, we see the signs of history.Beyond the Falzarego pass rises the
, one of the most ancient castles in the Dolomites.
It was built in 1027 over a great landslide, to defend the foundries and the road along which the iron dug out of the mines of
The raw material underwent an initial working process in the neighbouring valleys. The quality of the iron was excellent and was used for manufacturing fine swords, which were exported all over
They were even used in
during the rebellions of the 13th century, as narrated in the film "Braveheart", starring Mel Gibson.
Recently restored and improved with state of the art methods, the site blends extremely well into the surrounding landscape, enriching the atmosphere with echoes of past times.