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The Le Regole d'Ampezzo, the collective properties of Cortina d'Ampezzo, manage the natural heritage of forests and pasturelands and perform a number of cultural activities focussing on promoting and preserving the historical and artistic heritage of the Ampezzo community.

The Regole of Ampezzo administer three Museums: the Rinaldo Zardini Palaeontology Museum, exhibiting the Dolomite fossils, the Mario Rimoldi Modern Art Museum hosting one of the most important art collections of the Italian Twentieth century, and the Regole of Ampezzo Ethnographic Museum that shows the silvan and pastoral traditions of the Regole community through objects and images.

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The exhibition The Great War on paper. Press, Narrative, and Art in Europe.1914-1919 represents the World War One seen through the eyes of illustrators, caricaturists, politicians, and men of letters who adapted their art to military needs.

The exhibition includes the three floors of the Modern Art Museum “Mario Rimoldi”:
Ground floor: The Front of the Veneto during the Great War. One hundred years one hundred pictures. A photographic exhibition about the life of Italian soldiers in the front.
First floor: The Great War on paper. Press, Narrative, and Art in Europe.1914-1919. Postcards, satirical cartoons, trench journals, magazines, and testimonies of various kinds present different facets of war such as propaganda, dissent, love, satire, landscape. These media allowed to communicate a belief or a situation at a glance. The authors were both writers and illustrators who worked from “home”, as well as soldiers serving on the frontline or just behind the front.
Second floor: the artworks of the permanent collection with artists lived during the World War One.

Opening hours: 10.30-12.30 / 16.00-20.00 Monday closed except on August.

The Dolomite massifs surrounding Cortina are the result of the uplifting and folding of large rock masses, caused by tremendously powerful tectonic movements.
These phenomena ravaged an area, which about 234 million years ago, was a warm sea, dotted with rocks and atolls, rather like the Caribbean today.
Subsequent volcanic eruptions created numerous islands, and ongoing erosion produced large quantities of volcanioclastic deposits, dark rocks containing abundant plant fossils, evidence of the presence of tropical forests (230 million years ago).
Later, we see evidence of a tropical sea (229 million years ago), rich in coral reef, which is found in softer rocks such as marl and marl limestone of the so-called “San Cassiano Formation”.
A drop in the sea level and the emersion of large land areas drastically altereed the Dolomite mountainscape (225 million years ago): the coral reefs disappeared and extensive flat sea-beds were formed. The shallow waters favoured t

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Venetian Creations in Cortina d'Ampezzo

The first thing that can be said about Rosanna Basilio is that she fits the template of the Venetian artist: she has assimilated, reliveed and recomposed theories of art in an approach that is

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