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Piz Lavarela

The Piz Lavarela is located near San Cassiano in the Val Badia valley, separated by the Lavarela Gap from the Piz Cunturines.

Next to the Piz Cunturines near San Cassiano in the Val Badia valley, the 3,055 m high Piz Lavarela is located. The two gigantic mountains are separated by the Lavarela Gap. Like the Piz Cunturines, also the peak of the Piz Lavarela is accessible via the Capanna Alpina mountain hut in approx. 7 hours. Via the Tadega Ridge the route proceeds to the Lavarela Gap, then to the western summit with the summit cross (3,034 m asl.) and finally to the main peak.

The spellings vary: Piz de Lavarela, Lavarella or La Varela can be found. The name Lavara dates back to pre-Roman Age.

In the famous atlas “Tyrolensis” (1774) of Peter Anich, the Piz Lavarela appears as Tamers Kofel, named after a farm in this area. Some decades later, in the atlas “Tirol und Vorarlberg” (1839) of Johann Jakob Staffler, the Kleine and the Große Varella are mentioned.

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