Museums and castles
The Galleria Paradiso (Paradiso Tunnel) is located right at Passo Paradiso (2.573 meters) which can be reached by taking the Paradiso gondola lift from the departure station in Passo Tonale. The museum is located in a long tunnel that was dug in the granite rock during WWI, and used by the soldiers as a shelter from the freezing temperatures, snowstorms and enemy artillery. It now hosts a multimedia exhibit called «Suoni e Voci della Guerra Bianca» (Sounds and Voices of the White War) that includes a selection of war relics with information concerning the events that took place here and the conditions of the lives of the soldiers on the glacier. The sound system within the tunnel creates a unique atmosphere with music, sounds and voices of the war, that have been muffled to recreate the same sounds that soldiers heard when they were in the tunnel: the echoes and sounds of the battle outside, explosions, the desperate cries for help of wounded soldiers, the voices of displaced persons, but you will also hear rare moments of joy that represent the intense bonds of friendship between the soldiers.
Outside of the tunnel, in the surrounding area, it is also possible to visit an educational itinerary that will give you the chance to discover the Monticelli fortified area, a key area for the Austrian defence system in Passo Tonale.
Galleria Paradiso it is temporarily closed for extraordinary maintenance.