first the roar of the wave
then the silence of death,
the memory never to be forgotten
The Longarone Vajont Museum – Moments of History tells of the terrible tragedy that indelibly marked an entire region, the life ripped out of it on the night of 9 October 1963.
It is a commitment to keep the memory of what happened alive: in memory of the 1,910 victims and in deep sympathy for the courage of the survivors who, in a state of total annihilation, cultivated hope for the future.
Just when the future no longer seemed to exist.
The Museum chronologically retraces the history of Longarone and Vajont, through a vast collection of historical images, artifacts, testimonies and films.
The route includes four sections that wind through two halls symbolising Longarone and its history, broken in two on 9 October 1963.
“The wind is a resounding echo, which stays in our minds and still bears shadows that torment us: it is the breath of memory”