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21 Mag

San Vito di Cadore

In PAESI by admin / 21 maggio 2013 / 0 Comments

San Vito di Cadore is an elegant tourist resort in the heart of the Dolomites. This small mountain town is a place where you can feel at home, whether you wish to engage in active sporting activities or simply to take a break from your daily routine. In summer, there are numerous walks on marked footpaths leading to refuges, mountain dairy farms, places of historic or cultural interest.

If you wish to enjoy being in the mountains without the strain of a long excursion, a chairlift takes you in a few minutes up to Rifugio Scotter, at 1,580 metres a.s.l., at the foot of Mount Antelao. Alternatively, visitors can take a stroll around the village, and pay a visit to the parish church or the wonderful church of Our Lady of Defence. The cycleway Lunga Via delle Dolomiti passes through San Vito: the itinerary has its starting point in Valpusteria, goes through Cortina and then descends the Valle del Boite ending in Calalzo. The jewel in the crown during the summer is the Mosigo lake, situated a short distance from the centre of San Vito in a fabulous location. Here there are sports facilities, a picnic area, Nordic walking itineraries and a charming play area for children.

The calendar of summer events range from culture to music, from folklore to sport and children’s entertainment. Needless to say, snow dominates the winter season. San Vito ski area is a paradise for families, offering sunny slopes, refuges and log cabins, accessible parking areas and the new NeveSole park, with a children’s play area, fun entertainment, a nursery facility, slopes for sledding and inflatables. Those looking for unspoilt nature will find even in winter several itineraries suitable for ski-trekking or for excursions with snowshoes. 

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21 Mag

Borca di Cadore

In PAESI by admin / 21 maggio 2013 / 0 Comments

Borca di Cadore is situated at the foot of Mount Antelao; from here you can also enjoy a magnificent view of Mount Pelmo.

Among the many attractions of the village there is the church of the Apostles Simon and Jude Thaddeus which was already standing in 1331, but was completely destroyed by a landslide in 1737 and was later rebuilt on its present site, in the area called Fusineles. In 1791 the church was given an organ by the celebrated organ builder Gaetano Callido who, in 1776, had been asked to repair the three organs in St Mark’s Cathedral in Venice. The church houses the miraculous statue of a Black Madonna, as well as a painting by Antonio Balestra, a work attributed to Gregorio Lazzarini and paintings by P. A. Novelli. Other churches in the area are St Rocco’s in the hamlet of Cancia and St Lawrence’s in Villanova.

The Agip holiday village, in nearby Corte di Cadore, is a fine example of modern architecture perfectly set in the surrounding natural environment. It was the brainchild of ENI-AGIP chairman Enrico Mattei, who had it built as a holiday resort for the company’s employees. The compound was designed by the architect Edoardo Gellner between 1954 and 1963. The village comprises 263 holiday homes, two hotels, a church, a holiday camp for up to 600 children, a campsite, sports facilities and several service buildings. The Church of Our Lady of Cadore was designed by Edoardo Gellner together with the architect Carlo Scarpa. The latter also planned the Natural History Museum “Olimpia Perini” which displays several species of insects, snakes, beetles, butterflies, birds and mammals. Part of the museum is devoted to the Dolomites and their geology, with samples of local minerals on show.

tourist office: 0435.482015

13 Mag

Valle di Cadore

In PAESI by admin / 13 maggio 2013 / 0 Comments

The origins of Valle are very old, as witnessed by the numerous Roman and pre-Roman finds brought to light in the 1950s by the archaeologist Enrico De Lotto and now kept in the Archaeological Museum of Cadore. Walking along the Roman Road, in the hamlet of Costa, you can admire several historic houses in Venetian style, rural buildings and the remains of 1st and 2nd century homes. Worthy of note among the more elegant houses, which are decorated with arches, balconies and coats of arms, are Palazzo Piloni-Costantini (15th century), Palazzo Santin-Zampolli (16th century), Casa Galeazzi dei Galeazzetti now Ciliotta and Casa Barnabò (16th century). At the end of the road you will find St Martin’s church in a magnificent panoramic position. The church dates back to the 12th century and has been renovated and extended on several occasions; it holds works by Antonio De Bettio and Antonio Lazzarini. Each of the hamlets in the parish has its own chapel: Our Lady of Piety in Costa, with a painting by Tomaso da Rin, Our Lady of the Snows in Vallesina (19th century), Our Lady of Mount Carmel (17th century) in Ciesamas, St Rocco dating from the beginning of the 16th century with wooden sculptures by Tita De Lotto and finally the Holy Trinity in Zoval. The church in the nearby village of Venas is dedicated to St Mark (19th century) and holds a painting by Francesco Vecellio and wooden sculptures by G.B. De Lotto. In the hamlet of Suppiane there is St Mark’s chapel, dating from the 13th century and in Laste St Elizabeth’s shrine (15th century) and in Dovesto St James’s (end of the 16th century). To reach the village of Damos, you have to cross the Rualan bridge, covered by a wooden roof. In the village there is the church of St Andrew and St John, which was originally built in the 14th century and has one of the oldest frescoes in Cadore, depicting Christ’s on the cross. An excursion to Costa Piana, at the foot of Mount Antelao, offers the opportunity to admire the surrounding natural environment.

tourist office: 0435.501527

12 Mag

Calalzo di Cadore

In PAESI by admin / 12 maggio 2013 / 0 Comments

While in Cadore you cannot but pay a visit to Lagole, a place of unique beauty and the most important archaeological site in the region. The area is characterized by grey, pink and white chalk strata. The mineral- rich spring water floods over the rocks and eventually collects in the little lake called “de le tose”, named after the local young ladies. In Roman and pre-Roman times (IV century BC – IV century AD) the area was home to a votive temple dedicated to a healing deity (called Trumusiate), thus becoming an important holy place of the ancient Venetians’ civilization. Thanks to these significant finds, which are now kept in the archaeological museum in Pieve di Cadore, this location is second in importance only to Este in the Veneto region.

The parish church (1847-1852) dedicated to the bishop St. Blaise was built on the site previously occupied by the 16th century building and designed by the engineers Gianluigi Pigazzi and Luigi Osvaldo Palatini. The decoration inside, simple though solemn, is the work of the architect Giuseppe Segusini from Feltre. The church boasts eight paintings by Orazio Vecellio, Titian’s son, in addition to a charming altar piece by Nicola Grassi. There are chapels dedicated to Madonna del Caravaggio (1822), St John and St Francis (1512) in the hamlet of Orsina.

A visit to Borgo Rizzios is a must: thanks to its secluded position, the village still preserves the building style typical of Cadore, namely clusters of houses, each with its own entrance. In the village you can visit St Anne’s church (1632), which owes its present state to Antonio Maria da Cadore, the founder of the confraternity of the Immaculate Conception. There are works by Gregorio Lazzarini and Sebastiano Bombelli, alongside a self-portrait attributed to Francesco Frigimelica and the 16th century chasuble belonging to Beato Padre Marco d’Aviano.
Renowned for its outstanding natural beauty, Val d’Oten is also the starting point for treks to various refuges, namely Chiggiato, Galassi and Capanna degli Alpini, as well as the Marmarole range and the Antelao massif.

tourist office: 0435.32348