Passo Giau

Category

Mountains

Period

Roman

Area

Belluno

Presentation

The Giau Pass (2,236 m) is an alpine pass in the Dolomites that connects Colle Santa Lucia with Cortina d'Ampezzo. It is located in the center of a vast alpine pasture, at the foot of Nuvolau (2,574 m) and Averau, in a very scenic area, from which numerous peaks can be seen (Marmolada, Tofane, Cristallo, Sorapiss, Croda da Lago, Lastoni di Formin, Cadini di Misurina). It is one of the passes made legendary by the Giro d'Italia, especially on the Colle Santa Lucia side, because of its hardness (it measures 10.1 km with an average gradient of 9.1%) and its constancy, while the Ampezzo side is shorter (8.6 km) and slightly easier (8.3% average gradient). Several times it has been used as a natural setting for film shoots of different genres. For example, scenes from the film Ladyhawke were also shot here.

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