Dedicated to the famous painter Tiziano Vecellio is Alta Via 5 of the Dolomites, which will take you from Sesto Pusteria (BZ) in Pieve di Cadore (BL) through 7 stages covering 90 kilometres of trails of great interest to mountain lovers, equipped and only for experienced hikers.
From here you enter the wild group of Marmarole, care al Vecellio, ascending to the Ciareido mountain shelter, on a beautiful esplanade.
From the nearby Baiòn mountain shelter, we plunge into the thicket of the baranci, for the path also travelled by Pope John Paul II, all the way to the iron road known as the “Sentiero degli Alpini” (path). The level of difficulty of the ascent is repaid by the marvellous view of Popèra, Cadini di Misurina and the Three Peaks. To get to Titian bivouac, there are numerous alternative routes to choose from.
This is where the so-called Strada Sanmarchi, named after the founder of this Alta Via, the famous Captain Barancio, starts, which introduces the most desolate and severe part of the entire crossing. This route, which should not be underestimated, climbs very steeply, and passes the Musatti and Voltolina bivouacs, almost as if it were a continuous iron road.