Visita guidata sul Sentiero della Memoria

The Stava 1985 footpath on Mount Prestavèl

Starting from the Stava 1985 Information Centre in Stava, the Footpath leads to the areas where mining activities were carried out. It can be followed with the help of the “The Discovery Mountain” guidebook in English, Italian and German, which can be purchased at the APT tourist offices of the Fiemme Valley, the Stava 1985 Information Centre and the Stradivari Bar at Stava. The Footpath has been equipped with explanatory panels set along its course. The same texts in English are found in “The Discovery Mountain” guidebook. The Footpath winds through forested areas, allowing the discovery of nature in the

Il punto panoramico a quota 1500 m. sul Sentiero Stava 1985

The remembrance footpath “Stava 1985”

The sites of the stava catastrophe Starting from the Information Centre on the StavaValley catastrophe, in Stava, the Remembrance Footpath leads first to the areas where mining activities were carried out and to the tailings dams which collapsed on 19th July 1985. Afterwards, the pathway passes by "La Palanca" chapel in Stava, with the monument presented by the people of Vaiont and the crystal plaque which was blessed by Pope John Paul II during his visit at Stava on 17th July 1988. The pathway ends with the visit to San Leonardo's church in Tesero and the adjacent Cemetery where many

Il percorso didattico nel Centro Stava 1985

The educational pathway

Inside the Information Centre, one can follow the pathway illustrating the history of the Prestavèl mine and the mineral enrichment facility, the construction and building up of the tailings dams from the early ‘60s up to their catastrophic collapse on 19th July 1985. Furthermore, the causes and legal responsibility for the collapse, the subsequent reconstruction in the Stava Valley and the factors in common with the disasters of Vaiont and Cermis are explained. A special display case contains a number of objects related to the mining activities carried out at the Prestavèl mine. In addition, the plans of the mine

The films

Stava 19th July The short fictional documentary entitled “Stava 19th July” tells the story of the Prestavèl fluorite mine from the early 1960s up to the disaster on 19th July 1985. It makes use of highly sophisticated shooting techniques and special effects to reconstruct the various phases of the mining activities, the process of mineral enrichment and the building of the mineral waste facility from the early 1960s up to their catastrophic failure. The film was produced thanks to funds from the Autonomous Province of Trento and the Municipality of Tesero, with the sponsorship of the Italian National Research Council/Group

Il Centro Stava 1985

Opening hours and information

The Stava 1985 Information Centre, which is indicated by dedicated signposts, is located at Stava, in Sgorigrad square, Municipality of Tesero, uphill of the Stava hotels, along the road leading to Pampeago. In front of the Centre, there is a large parking place for cars and buses. OPENING TIMES - ADMISSION FREEThursday, Sunday and holidays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. For information and booking visits out of the opening timesE-mail: Phone: (+39)347 10 49 557 Covid-19 norms Brochure Guestbook The building where the Centre is located (property of the Municipality of Tesero) houses the 120 square metre educational