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Passo Giau

| Loc. Passo Giau, 32020 Colle Santa Lucia, Italy
+39 347 618 9044
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A nice break on the route

Breath taking views and inspiring scenery. A place to stop and recollect while on travel across the... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2015

Passo Giau is a must-see if you're traveling in/around the Dolomites and have a car. It's easy to... read more

Reviewed 27 January 2015
Christina C
Cedar Grove, New Jersey
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The Giau Pass (Italian: Passo di Giau) (ladin lenguage: Jof de Giau) (el. 2236 m.) is a high mountain pass in the Dolomites in the province of Belluno in Italy. It connects Cortina d'Ampezzo and Colle Santa Lucia. It is located at the center of a vast mountain pasture at the foot of Nuvolau (2,574 m) and dell'Averau (2,647 m) from which you can easily reach the Monte Pore (2,405 m). Impressive is the view west towards Colle Santa Lucia with the Pale di San Martino, Cime D'Auta, Marmolada, Piz Boe and Setsass, just to the east towards the valley of Cortina d'Ampezzo, with Tofane, Croda Rossa, Pomagagnon, Cristallo, Croda da Lago, etc ...
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
| Loc. Passo Giau, 32020 Colle Santa Lucia, Italy
+39 347 618 9044
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Reviewed 15 May 2015

Breath taking views and inspiring scenery. A place to stop and recollect while on travel across the Dolomites

1  Thank Etz_Nice
Reviewed 27 January 2015

Passo Giau is a must-see if you're traveling in/around the Dolomites and have a car. It's easy to drive up to and the views along the way are stunning! We stopped in Cortina for lunch first, then drove up to the top of Giau and...More

2  Thank Christina C
Reviewed 21 January 2015

Passo Giau is not to be missed if you are in this area. Higher than all the rest, the snow lingers longer and displays itself in vast landscapes of white. The restaurant at the top (which I forget the name of) is a secret 2...More

2  Thank Sally A
Reviewed 10 December 2014

I can hardly imagine a better place in a world to enjoy a damn good cup of espresso coffee at a sunny day :-)

1  Thank Karol R
Reviewed 9 December 2014

We were driving to Bolzano through Cortina and drove through this route. The view is fantastic, though we didn't see snowfall, but there was snow all around us in March. Breathtaking. Worth driving to.

1  Thank howbizarreMumbai
Reviewed 14 November 2014

One of the beautiful places I've ever been. Astonishing landscapes, fresh snow, cold weather. Everything was perfect. If you are in Cortina, this is a must-see place. I'm not sure about the frequency of the bus service, but by car is very easy to get...More

Thank Carlos_Maciel_16641
Reviewed 29 September 2014

Brilliant Pass. Wonderful views. We had a convertible Beetle and it was perfect for the roads, and to see the mountains up above the car. Brilliant.

3  Thank Pandaroo22
Reviewed 20 September 2014

Traveled by car through and over Passo Giau.....wow, spectacular views. Not for the faint of heart but we had a very professional driver.

1  Thank Paul R
Reviewed 19 September 2014

after the a "snake" road to Passo Giau ( with car ) I thought to " MEN in IL GIRO ". I took-off my hat in front of them. The award is a marvelous landscape of Dolomites.

1  Thank ConstantinS61
Reviewed 7 September 2014

Majesty and Dolomites are a couple of words that settle well in the same sentence! Passo Giau has majesty in spades. Pros: Majesty (even when snowing.... as was the case with us), great drive up (in both directions - it is the steepest of the...More

4  Thank LockStockandTravel
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25 April 2017|
Response from chelleleong | Reviewed this property |
30 mins by car from cortina so probably will be couple of hours on foot. You will be on a road anyway if you prefer to walk it but road isn't busy. Better to drive to passo giau where there is a hotel/restaurant where you... More