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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. 

INFO
AltoCadore tourist association
0436.9238 / www.altocadore.it

12 Mag

Auronzo di Cadore

In PAESI by admin / 12 maggio 2013 / 0 Comments

Auronzo and Misurina occupy a large area of land surrounded by Tre Cime di Lavaredo and other famous Dolomites peaks. The long valley where the town sits, along the course of the River Ansiei, begins in the hamlet called Cima Gogna, where an ancient spa, already mentioned in documents dating back to 1590, later became a fashionable tourist destination.
The entrance to the town is now marked by a dam (built in 1929-1932) which creates the Santa Caterina Lake, around which there is a network of paths and walks.

The local museum, housed in Palazzo Corte Metto, displays collections ranging from biology and earth science to minerals and mining; the archaeology section contains the Roman and pre-Roman finds from the archaeological sites in the town.
Among the places of worship there is the parish church of St Justine, which dates back to the end of the 18th century, the church of Our Lady of Graces dedicated in 1745, and St Catherine’s church dating back to the 16th century. The Somadida Forest is a nature reserve rich in wildlife and trees, which used to supply the Republic of Venice with timber for its ship masts. Within the forest visitors can find easy walks, a small museum and a library with audio facilities for people with impaired sight.

The municipality also includes Misurina, the Pearl of the Dolomites, and its famous lake. On the shores of the lake stands the Istituto Pio XII, a centre for the treatment of asthma in children. From Misurina it is easy to reach the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, a symbol of the Dolomites. According to tradition, in order to fix the boundary between Auronzo and Dobbiaco, it was decided to send two women, one from each town, at cockcrow to claim the land. By tricking the bird into crowing earlier, the woman from Auronzo was able to go further, so that the boundary was fixed on the Marogna bridge near Carbonin. From Misurina you can go up to Monte Piana, where many bloody battles were fought during the First World War. The restored trenches on the mountain are now an open-air museum.

INFO
www.comune.auronzo.bl.it 
tourist office: 0435.9359 / www.infodolomiti.it
Auronzo Misurina tourist association: 0435.99603 / www.auronzomisurina.it