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12 Ott


In INFO by admin / 12 ottobre 2013 / 0 Comments

Il Cadore a portata di smartphone con l’App Cadore Dolomiti

Le nuovo tecnologie sono motore trainante anche nel settore turistico per questo la guida “CADORE terra magica” ora è diventata anche App. Strutturata come la guida cartacea, permette in qualunque zona del Cadore di scoprire tutte le curiosità storico artistiche e naturalistiche aiutando così il turista ad orientarsi. Utile se ci si trova a visitare il Cadore, ma ancora più utile per chi in Cadore non c’è mai stato trattandosi di un biglietto da visita innovativo e indirizzato anche alla giovani generazioni. Inoltre, direttamente dall’App, si può accedere ai siti ufficiali dei Consorzi Turistici che operano sul territorio accorciando le distanze fra il turista e le attività ricettive presenti nelle nostre zone facilitando l’incontro fra domanda e offerta. Contenuta nell’app la lista completa di tutti i rifugi cadorini con le relative posizioni su Google maps. Basterà quindi un solo dito per scoprire tutti i segreti del Cadore. L’applicazione Cadore Dolomiti, disponibile sia per Ios che Android, è scaricabile gratuitamente.


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)

21 Mag

Selva di Cadore

In PAESI by admin / 21 maggio 2013 / 0 Comments

Selva di Cadore and the surrounding hamlets are a treasure trove of archaeological and historic gems. Not to be missed is the ancient church of St Lawrence which holds an altar piece by Antonio Rosso and, in the village of Santa Fosca, the church dedicated to the same saint that boasts a tabernacle by Brustolon. The picturesque hamlets of Pescul, with St Rocco’s chapel, and l’Andria, with St Oswald’s shrine, are set in the typical rural landscape of this part of Cadore, and the same is true of Villa, Rova and Solator. A piece of local history revisited is to be found in the little museum devoted to the volunteer fire brigade, called in the local language destuda fuoch. But the history of Cadore started long before, when dinosaurs large and small waded through the primeval lagoons and later literally left their mark in the Mesolithic period. This journey into pre-history is made possible by a visit to the recently refurbished museum Vittorino Cazzetta in Selva. An evocative and exciting trail takes you through different historic ages: it begins with the formation of the Dolomites and the study of dinosaurs’ footprints and fossils. The prehistoric section is well represented by the remains of the man found in Mondeval, who lived 7500 years ago and whose burial outfit and tools are among the richest in the world. Finally you come to the proto-historic section (findings from the Aeneolithic excavations in the Mandriz site, which is open to visits) and the more recent ancient Venetian and Roman history.

tourist office: 0437.720243 |

21 Mag

Zoppè di Cadore

In PAESI by admin / 21 maggio 2013 / 0 Comments

The smallest and the highest (1,461 metres a.s.l.) parish, Zoppè has historically been part of Cadore, despite being situated “over the mountains” in an area which geographically belongs to Val di Zoldo. According to tradition, its name derives from the word “zópa”, which in the local language means “clod”. Although the name of village appears as “Mons Zupedi” in written documents dated 1155, a proper settlement did not exist until the 1500s. In the beginning there were only a few buildings used by people working the land or in the forest, as well as by the charcoal burners who provided fuel for the smithies where iron ore was processed. Nowadays these traditional activities are brought back to life in the museum of local traditions “Al Poiat”, housed in the former dairy. Here a themed trail shows visitors how the local community used to live and work. The focal point of the exhibition is the reconstruction, to scale, of a charcoal kiln, “Poiat”, alongside which are shown documentaries on this topic. The museum is managed by the “Union di Ladign de Zopè”, the only Italian association of former charcoal burners recognized in Europe. The parish church, dedicated to St Anne, built in 1732-37 next to a chapel dating from 1530-40, was renovated in 1896 after a fire which destroyed the centre of the village. Further works were carried out in the 1930s, when a new choir was installed. On the main altar there is a painting by Titian and his school, Madonna with child and two saints. Another painting, by an unknown artist, dates from the 17th century and depicts St Anthony. Alongside some wooden artefacts by Giovanbattista De Lotto, Angelo Gamba Zampol and Dante Moro there are also two large paintings by Masi Simonetti (“St Joseph’s passing” – 1930) and by Fiorenzo Tomea ( “Christ on the Cross” – 1950-55). These two outstanding 20th century artists were born in Zoppè and more of their works can be seen in the town hall. The village is the starting point for a network of itineraries suitable also for families with young children; in winter the same paths are ideal for cross-country skiing or snowshoe treks. In particular the road leading to Rifugio Talamini and the one towards Rifugio Venezia at the foot of Mount Pelmo offer spectacular views. Let’s not forget that emigration has been and still is an element of life in Zoppè di Cadore: for the past 150 years the famous ice cream producers (“i gelatieri”) have left their village to travel all over the world making their excellent ice cream according to traditional recipes.

town hall: 0437.791900
tourist office in Zoldo Alto: 0437.789145

12 Mag


In INFO by admin / 12 maggio 2013 / 0 Comments  is a local tourist information portal which aims to support, promote and improve Cadore by bringing together information, news and ideas about the area. aims to become a port of call for all those who are born and raised in Cadore as well as those who want to visit. The aim is also to create a kind of round table, a meeting point between all the key players in this area (local councils, associations, groups etc.). aims, through its communication channels, to spread certain core values which are important anywhere in the world and which are especially fundamental to life in the mountains. These include: love and respect for nature; solidarity towards those around us; freedom of expression and opinion; and openness towards constructive debate.

Since its inception in October 2009, represents a tangible reality, dynamic and constantly evolving.

The portal (focal point of all the activities) is interactive and allows comments to be raised, events to be highlighted, and articles to be translated into over 20 languages. Among the various services offered, we can pick out web-based local weather forecasts, webcams across Cadore, traffic information and the forum, the latter being an integral part of the website and an excellent place to meet others, exchange opinions and share ideas and projects. is also present on all the major social networking sites including Facebook, where our official page is one of the most active in the whole of the Belluno province. The portal has also been enabled for smartphone viewing.

The “CADORE: magic land” guide is just one of a range of projects which is taking forwards. Others include:, a website dedicated to the Dolomites cycleway;, which brings together images of the most beautiful mountains in the world; a project on snowshoes treks; and other initiatives which are currently being developed.

09 Mag


In INFO by admin / 9 maggio 2013 / 0 Comments

The UNESCO recognition bestowed upon Cadore and its Dolomites has helped to launch its new tourist season. The opportunity to shine a light on an area of the Dolomites traditionally associated with wellbeing, culture and cuisine, fresh air and relaxing walks as well as more demanding outdoor sports and activities including mountain biking and great skiing (downhill and cross-country), requires a fresh and exciting way of presenting what Cadore has to offer.

It is for this reason that we are pleased to present to you the “CADORE terra magica” guide in both the traditional printed, illustrated format and at the same time the web-based version aimed at the growing online community.

The idea of is to appeal to an increasingly varied tourist market using a range of techniques as diverse as the area they promote.

The guide, in its intelligent simplicity, represents an enticing invitation to visit, live and get to know Cadore, showcasing its cultural, panoramic and natural riches, which together form a single, unique tourist experience. And it is this uniqueness which underpins the guide as it promotes the beauty and charm which emanates from the Central Cadore lake and Lagole, from the slopes of the majestic Antelao and Rite mountains and the murales of Cibiana, and, in the footsteps of the great Titian, touches every one of the alpine refuges, the Spalti di Toro and their mythical inhabitants, and finally reaches as far up as Sappada and Comelico with their echoes of the Great War, and the picturesque Tre Cime di Lavaredo reflected on the surface of lake Santa Caterina.

Bepi Casagrande





14 Nov

Cadore’s Refuges

In SPECIALI by admin / 14 novembre 2012 / 0 Comments

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

Il Cadore: terra magica

In INFO by admin / 14 novembre 2012 / 0 Comments

Il Cadore, terra accomunata dalla multiforme parlata Ladina, che amministra il patrimonio boschivo attraverso la secolare istituzione delle Regole e che viene rappresentata dalla Magnifica Comunità di Cadore sin dal 1338.
Unito sotto un solo nome ma suddiviso in diverse zone, il Cadore viene qui unificato per mostrare quanto sia ricco di bellezze naturali e culturali: una valorizzazione che va curata unendo le forze e superando i confini campanilisti. Alcune cime delle Dolomiti che dominano queste vallate sono state dichiarate Patrimonio dell’Unesco il 26 giugno 2009, dando un giusto riconoscimento alle bellezze paesaggistiche che lo caratterizzano. Ma il Patrimonio del Cadore si estende anche ai suoi tesori nascosti che questa guida ha raccolto in pillole, suddividendoli per Comune, nell’intento di stimolare la curiosità del turista ma anche dell’autoctono che spesso ignora “l’orto” del vicino.

Marta De Zolt

*Credit foto: Valle di Cadore di Aldo Del Favero


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.