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12 Ott

Settimana Escursionismo 2014

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Lavori in corso – Work in progress.
A breve saranno online tutte le informazioni sull’evento.


30 Mag

DOLOMITES Unesco World Heritage Site

In SPECIALI by admin / 30 maggio 2013 / 0 Comments

On June 26th 2009 the Dolomites were granted UNESCO World Heritage status in recognition of both their unique beauty and their geological significance. The UNESCO convention stipulates that areas of cultural and natural importance in every part of the world should be preserved for the benefit of all mankind, and the insertion of the Dolomites in the World Heritage List is therefore an extraordinary accolade and a fantastic opportunity for our region which brings with it a need to take responsibility for the protection and sustainable development of this splendid alpine region.

The UNESCO Dolomites symbolise our natural heritage, complex and diverse yet also offering a sense of togetherness. The nine Dolomites ranges collectively boast geological marvels and unique landscapes with a rich tapestry of geological and aesthetic connections.

The nine Dolomites ranges which make up this extraordinary “geological archipelago” cover five provinces (Belluno, Bolzano, Pordenone, Trento and Udine) and an area of 142,000 hectares in which four different, officially-recognised languages are spoken. The geographical location of the World Heritage Site across five provinces characterised by different institutional and administrative setups necessitated the founding, on May 13th 2010, of the Fondazione Dolomiti Dolomiten Dolomites Dolomitis UNESCO, with the aim of coordinating the management of the Site in order to ensure its needs are safeguarded.

Cadore is situated in the heart of the UNESCO Dolomites, centrally located with respect to three of the nine ranges: Pelmo-Croda da Lago; Dolomiti Friulane and d’Oltre Piave; and the northern Dolomites.


21 Mag

On the trail of Titian

In SPECIALI by admin / 21 maggio 2013 / 0 Comments

Following on from the highly acclaimed exhibition of Titian which took place in his home town of Pieve di Cadore in 2013, the Titian Itinerary guides visitors to Cadore across some of the locations which inspired his paintings.

01 CORTINA D’AMPEZZO/ Campo di Sopra
Church of Saint Candido

  • Anonymous student of Titian: St John the Baptist (second half of the 18th Century)

Church of Saints Vito, Modesto and Crescenza

  • Francesco Vecellio:  Madonna with Child, Saints Vito and John the Baptist, two Bishop Saints (Ermagora and Fortunato?), the parish priest Bernardo Constantini (1524)
  • Marco Vecellio: Madonna with Child in glory and donors M. Thomaseo di Coleto and consort (1597)

Church of Our Lady of Defence

  • Francesco Vecellio: Madonna with Child, Saint Ermagora and Saint Anthony (circa 1515)

Church of Saint Anne

  • Titian and his aides: Madonna with Child on a throne and Saints Matthew (?), Anne and Girolamo (first half of 17th Century)

Church of Saint Mark

  • Francesco Vecellio: Madonna with Child, Saints Mark, Albino (?) and Lucano (?) (first half of 17th Century)

Church of Saint Bartholomew the Apostle

  • Marco Vecellio:  Madonna with Child, Saint Anthony of Egypt, Saint Lucia and Saint Mary Magdalene (1584)

Church of Saint Candido

  • Cesare Vecellio, set of three paintings: Madonna with Child and Saints Candido, Oswald, Apollonio and Maurizio

Church of Saint Rocco

  • Francesco Vecellio: Madonna with Child and Saints Rocco and Sebastian (second decade of 17th Century)

Church of Saints Rocco and Sebastian

  • Fabrizio Vecellio: Saints Lucia and Apollonia (end of 17th Century)

Archdeaconal Church Saint Maria

  • Titian and his aides: Madonna with Child between Saints Titian, Andrea and a follower (circa 1565-1566)
  • Francesco Vecellio: Madonna with Child, Saints Rocco and Sebastian (second decade of 17th Century)
  • Marco Vecellio: Last Supper (1585); Martrydom of Saint Caterina of Alessandria (1608); Madonna of the Rosary, Saints Domenico and Caterina of Siena (end of 17th Century)
  • Cesare Vecellio: Saints Peter and Paul, Angel and Madonna (circa 1580)
  • Anonymous, copy of Titian: Madonna with Child and Angels (circa 1650)

Palace of Magnifica Comunità di Cadore

  • Cesare Vecellio: The dedication of Cadore to Venice (1599)
  • Marco Vecellio: Madonna with Child, Saint Mark and allegories of Loyalty and Strength (end of 17th Century)

Saint Biagio Church

  • Orazio Vecellio: Saint Peter and the Annunciation; St Peter and the Nativity; Saint Vito and the Adoration of the Magi; Saint Anthony of Egypt and the presentation at the Temple (1566)

10 DOMEGGE DI CADORE / Vallesella
Saint Vigilio Church

  • Francesco Vecellio: Madonna with Child between Saints Rocco and Sebastian (first half of the 17th Century)

Saint Rocco Church

  • Francesco Vecellio: Madonna with Child between Saints Rocco and Sebastian (first half of the 17th Century)

Saint George Church

  • Marco Vecellio: Madonna with Child between Saints Lucia and Apollonia (1591)

Our Lady of Health Church

  • Anonymous, copy of Titian: Madonna with Child and Angels (18th Century)

Church of Saint Bernardino

  • Marco Vecellio: Madonna with Child, Saint Bernardino of Siena, Saints Peter and Daniel (end of the 17th Century)

Church of Saint Martin

  • Cesare Vecellio: The beheading of Saint John the Baptist; Saint Caterina of Alessandria (end of the 17th Century)

Church of the Difesa

  • Cesare Vecellio: Saints Rocco and Sebastian (end of the 17th Century)

Church of Saints Rocco and Sebastian

  • Francesco Vecellio: Madonna with Child between Saints Rocco and Sebastian (fourth decade of 17th Century)



Church of Saint Luke

  • Cesare Vecellio: Pope Saint Silvester (1582)

Church of Saint Maria Assunta

  • Francesco Vecellio: Saints Andrew and John the Baptist; Madonna with Child (circa 17th Century)

Church of Saint Peter

  • Marco Vecellio: Saints Peter, Paul and Simon (1588)

14 Nov

Themed trails

In SPECIALI by admin / 14 novembre 2012 / 0 Comments

Archaeological Trail
Auronzo di Cadore – Mount Calvario archaeological site
Auronzo di Cadore – Palazzo Corte Metto Museum
Calalzo di Cadore –Làgole archaeological site
Ospitale di Cadore –Paluc archaeological site
Pieve di Cadore – MARC Museo Archeologico Cadorino
Pieve di Cadore – Roman Villa in front of the Town Hall
San Vito di Cadore –Mondeval archaeological site
Selva di Cadore – Vittorino Cazzetta Museum
Valle di Cadore –Roman Road

Architectural Trail
Borca di Cadore – former Villaggio Eni
Borca di Cadore – Church of Our Lady of Cadore
Comelico Superiore – Palazzo Zandonella Dall’Aquila
Calalzo di Cadore – Hamlet Rizzios
Domegge di Cadore – Palazzo Valmassoi
Lorenzago di Cadore – Town Plan by Segusini
Perarolo di Cadore – Palazzo Lazzaris
San Pietro di Cadore – Palazzo Poli De Pol
San Pietro di Cadore – Hamlet Costalta
Sappada – Old Sappada
Valle di Cadore – Hamlet Costa
Valle di Cadore –Rualan Bridge

Artistic Trail
Cibiana di Cadore – Murales
Pieve di Cadore – Titian’s childhood home
Pieve di Cadore – Palace of Magnifica Comunità
Pieve di Cadore – Church of Santa Maria Nascente
San Nicolò Comelico – St Nicholas’s Church
San Vito di Cadore – Church of Our Lady of Defence
Valle di Cadore (Damos) – Church of St Andrew and St John the Baptist
Vigo di Cadore – Churches of St Ursula and St Margaret
Zoppè di Cadore – St Anne’s Church

World War I Trail
Auronzo di Cadore – Mount Piana, Museum of the Great War
Cibiana di Cadore –Mount Rite Fort
Lozzo di Cadore – Col Vidal Forts
Lorenzago di Cadore – Miaron Forts
Pieve di Cadore –Monte Ricco Fort
Sappada – Little Museum of the Great War
World War I itineraries:
Vigo di Cadore – Mount Tudaio Forts

Ethnographic Trail
Comelico Superiore (Dosoledo) – Algudnei Museum
Comelico Superiore (Padola) – la Stua
Comelico Superiore (Padola) – Museum of Alpine and Ladin Culture
Danta di Cadore – Paleonthological Museum “Le Radici della Vita”
Lozzo di Cadore – The Trail of the Mills
Lozzo di Cadore – The Old Dairy
Perarolo di Cadore – Museum of Timber
Pieve di Cadore – Museum of Eyewear
Sappada – Museum of Rural Life
Selva di Cadore – Museum of the Fire Brigade
Vodo di Cadore (Vinigo) – Allotment
Zoppè di Cadore – “Al Poiat” Ethnographic Museum

Natural Trail
Auronzo – Palazzo Corte Metto Museum
Auronzo di Cadore– Somadida Forest
Auronzo di Cadore – Misurina
Auronzo di Cadore –Gogna Hot Springs
Calalzo di Cadore – Làgole
Calalzo di Cadore – Val d’Oten
Cibiana di Cadore – Dolomites Museum “Museo nelle nuvole”
Comelico Superiore (Candide) – Alpine Garden
Danta di Cadore – Peat Bogs
Domegge di Cadore –Romiti Hermitage
Lorenzago di Cadore – Parco dei Sogni
Lozzo di Cadore – Tita Poa Trail
Lozzo di Cadore – Pian dei Buoi
Pieve di Cadore –Roccolo di Sant’Alipio Park
Perarolo –Val Montina Wilderness Reserve
San Vito di Cadore –Mosigo Lake
Sappada –Rio Muhlbach Waterfalls
Sappada – Acquatona Gorge
Valle di Cadore – Costa Piana
Vigo di Cadore – Casera Razzo

The Pope in Cadore
Auronzo di Cadore – St Justine’s Church
Danta di Cadore – St Barbara’s Church
Domegge di Cadore – St George’s Church
Lorenzago di Cadore – Castello Mirabello
Lorenzago di Cadore – Museum of the Popes
Lorenzago di Cadore – Pope John Paul II Path
Lozzo di Cadore –Loreto Church
Pieve di Cadore – Palace of Magnifica Comunità
Val Visdende
Vigo di Cadore – St Ursula’s Church

14 Nov

Cadore’s Refuges

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Cadore is a hiker’s paradise; there are footpaths to cater for all tastes, abilities and ages. One can walk in summer and also in winter since several routes are regularly kept open. For this reason Cadore is known as the “kingdom of snowshoes”. And in both summer and winter the focal points are the 32 alpine refuges scattered throughout Cadore’s mountains. These are also a great asset of the High Ways which cross Cadore, including no.3 the Way of the Chamois, no. 6 the Way of Silence, and those which lead to Pieve di Cadore such as no. 4 Grohmann’s Way and no. 5 Titian’s Way.

Rifugio Auronzo (m. 2333)
Auronzo di Cadore – Tel: 0435.39002

Rifugio Carducci (m. 2297)
Auronzo di Cadore – Tel: 0435.400485

Rifugio Città di Carpi (m. 2100)
Auronzo di Cadore – Tel: 0435.39139

Rifugio Col de Varda (m. 2106)
Auronzo di Cadore – Tel: 0435.39041

Rifugio Fratelli Fonda Savio (m. 2367)
Auronzo di Cadore – Tel: 0435.39036

Rifugio Lavaredo (m. 2433)
Auronzo di Cadore – Tel: 349.6028675

Rifugio Magg. Bosi Monte Piana (m. 2205)
Auronzo di Cadore – Tel: 0435.39034

Rifugio Monte Agudo (m.1573)
Auronzo di Cadore – Tel: 0435.400522 / 0435.99908

Rifugio Capanna degli alpini (m. 1368)
Calalzo di Cadore – Tel: 346.1689455

Rifugio Dino e Giovanni Chiggiato (m. 1911)
Calalzo di Cadore – Tel: 0435.31452

Rifugio Dolomites (m. 2160)
Cibiana di Cadore – Tel: 0435.31315

Rifugio Italo Lunelli (m. 1568)
Comelico Superiore / Padola – Tel: 0435.67171

Rifugio Rinfreddo (m. 1887)
Comelico Superiore – Tel: 328.1141655

Rifugio Cercenà (m. 1072)
Domegge di Cadore – emai:

Rifugio Eremo dei Romiti (m. 1164)
Domegge di Cadore – Tel: 0435.520010

Rifugio Padova (m. 1300)
Domegge di Cadore – Tel: 0435.72488

Rifugio Baion (m. 1826)
Lozzo di Cadore – Tel: 0435.76060

Rifugio Ciareido (m. 1969)
Lozzo di Cadore – Tel: 0435.76276

Rifugio Antelao (m. 1796)
Pieve di Cadore – Tel: 0435.75333

Rifugio Tita Barba (m. 1821)
Pieve di Cadore – Tel: 0435.32902

Rifugio Forcella Zovo (m. !600)
San Pietro di Cadore – Tel: 0435.460182

Rifugio ristorante Alpe di Senes (m. 1214)
San Vito di Cadore – Tel: 0436.9476

Rifugio Galassi (m. 2018)
San Vito di Cadore – Tel: 0436.9685

Rifugio ristorante Larin
San Vito di Cadore – Tel: 0436.9112

Rifugio ristorante Scotter Palatini (m. 1580)
San Vito di Cadore – Tel: 0436.99035

Rifugio San Marco (m. 1823)
San Vito di Cadore – Tel: 0436.9444

Rifugio Costapiana (m. 1610)
Valle di Cadore – Tel: 335.8115470

Rifugio A. Berti al Popera (m. 1950)
Vallon Popera – Tel: 0435.67155

Rifugio Ten. Fabbro (m. 1800)
Vigo di Cadore – Tel: 0435.460357

Rifugio Gianpietro Talamini (m. 1582)
Vodo di Cadore – Tel: 342.0855228

Rifugio Malga Ciauta (m. 1530)
Vodo di Cadore – Tel: 320.8241985 / 335.5314379

Rifugio Venezia (m. 1946)
Vodo di Cadore – Tel: 0436.9864 / 0435.420255

14 Nov

The Dolomites Cycleway – La Lunga Via delle Dolomiti

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The Dolomites Cycleway is renowned as one of the most spectacular cycle routes in Europe. This is thanks to the landscape through which it extends, surrounded by famous peaks in the Dolomites range including the Antelao, Pelmo, Croda Marcora and the Tofane. It connects Calalzo di Cadore to Cortina d’Ampezzo before continuing to Cimabanche, where Belluno province ends and that of Bolzano begins. The cycleway follows the tracks of the old Dolomites railway, built during the First World War and closed in 1964. Along the route, which plunges into spectacular tunnels and crosses fast torrents over breathtaking bridges, one can still see the small stations which have witnessed many historic events over the years, from world wars to the 1956 Winter Olympics held in Cortina.
It is an itinerary open to all, connected to the north with the major towns in the Pusteria valley towards Austria, and to the south towards Venice.
Pedalling in the Dolomites is a unique experience which will allow you to enjoy the architectural beauty, tastes and traditions of these lands rich in history and legend.


14 Nov

Centro Cadore Lake

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There is an island shrouded in mystery in the middle of the Central Cadore lake. Some researchers believe it used to be connected to the mainland by a road built long before the arrival of the Romans in Cadore. Evidence for the island and the entire lake area having been an important early Venetian settlement is provided by archaeological finds. The theory is that the island, which prior to the lake’s formation used to be a mound, was home to the political authorities, while at the nearby site of Lagole a religious temple was built.
The creation of the lake obviously changed everything. It was formed in the 1950s when the Sottocastello dam at Pieve di Cadore was constructed. The structure formed part of the network of dams and hydroelectric power stations built along the upper course of the river Piave.
From Domegge and Calalzo one can choose from several walks along the shores of the lake. There are also several places to hire pedalos and canoes, and fishing is permitted in certain parts of the lake. The face of the Sottocastello dam is also equipped as a climbing wall.

Calalzo tourist office: 0435.32348


14 Nov

Val Visdende

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A casket of natural riches, a gift of creation. Thus John Paul II described Val Visdende, the valley that leads from the right bank of the river Piave between Santo Stefano di Cadore and Sappada. The Polish Pope walked there and also celebrated Mass in 1987, in the beautiful little church of Our Lady of the Snows.
Crisscrossed by dozen of tracks and footpaths, Val Visdende is a paradise for trekkers who, on foot or by mountain bike, can easily reach Mount Peralba, where the river Piave rises, or the strategic positions along the boundary with Austria. On the plain of Val Carnia there are some centuries-old spruces which testify to the importance of timber as an economic resource for the whole of Comelico. In the area there are only a few seasonal accommodation facilities as well as the mountain dairies (“malghe”) that are linked by a dedicated tour (“Giro delle Malghe”).

tourist office: 0435.67021 / 0435.62230