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12 Mag

Domegge di Cadore

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The village lies on the shores of the Centro Cadore Lake and is surrounded by several mountain ranges, notably Spalti di Toro, Monfalconi and Marmarole. As you walk along its streets, you can admire several frescoed houses, such as the 16th century Palazzo Valmassoi in gothic style, casa Barnabò, casa Cian e casa Teza. St George is the patron of the parish: the original church burnt down in the 19th century but was swiftly rebuilt. The new parish church was designed in 1861 by the architects Segusini and Sandi. In the village there are several chapels: the oldest is St Joseph’s (17th century), St Anthony of Padua, Our Lady of the Snows and Our Lady of Health in Collesello, while the churches of Our Lady of Graces and Madonna del Ponte were built in the 18th century. St Rocco’s chapel displays a painting by Tommaso Vecellio. Other churches are to be found in Grea (St Leonard and St Anthony), in Molinà (Our Lady of Graces), in Deppo (St Bona) and the War Memorial.
Worthy of mention is the refuge of Eremo dei Romiti on Mount Froppa, which stands on the hill of the same name at 1,164 metres above sea level and was built in the 18th century. The nearby church of St John the Baptist the Precursor dates from 1724. These religious buildings were home to some Franciscan friars called “romiti” between 1720 and 1810. The hermitage was founded by the friar Giovanni Maria Pinazza and the life of the monks was defined by a series of prescriptions that regulated their daily activities until the community was closed by Napoleon’s decree in 1810 and the site was abandoned . In the last few years extensive restoration work has been carried out with the aim of using the buildings for cultural and tourist purposes. The Stations of the Cross have been set up along the footpath leading up to the compound.

tourist office: 0435.72359


12 Mag

Magnifica Comunità di Cadore

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The Magnifica Comunità di Cadore is based in the palace on Piazza Tiziano in Pieve di Cadore, alongside the archdeaconal church which symbolises the region’s faith. This ancient institution, founded in the fourteenth century, has for centuries represented Cadore’s autonomy of government thanks to a system of self-governance. From 1338 Cadore’s citizens had a statute, a set of rules which regulated civil, political and administrative affairs and which was updated continually in the centuries that followed. It fell to Napoleon, in 1806, to suppress the Magnificent Community which would later see its rebirth, as a moral entity, in 1875. Today the palace is home to the MARC, Cadore Archaeological Museum, which showcases the pre-Roman and Roman archaeological treasures from the sanctuary of Lagole and the central part of Cadore. The museum houses numerous exhibits: vases, handles of simpulum, ornate bronze sheets and figures, weapons, knives and day-to-day tools, and ceramic and glass receptacles. In addition, the palace is home to a precious archive comprising a historic collection of documents (decrees and scripts from the 13th to  the19th century) and a modern library bringing together studies and research articles on the Cadore, as well as a specialist library dedicated to Titian. Not far from the palace is the childhood home of Titian, first built in the 15th century and subsequently altered several times. Only the radical restorative intervention completed in 1932, organised by the Magnificent Community which owns the building, restored the artist’s home to its original state. Today the building is made up of two storeys in masonry with wooden external staircase and balconies and a two-layered roof covered in traditional wooden shingles. On December 17th 1922, Royal Decree no. 1725 declared the house a national monument.

Tel: 0435.32262

14 Nov

Themed trails

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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

Pieve di Cadore

In PAESI by admin / 14 novembre 2012 / 0 Comments

Pieve di Cadore, cultural and administrative centre of the area, is one of those towns where nature’s allure combines with history and art to bring to life the spirit of the place. Titian’s birthplace bears the hallmarks of the great Renaissance master’s presence, from the house where he was born to the place names and the elegant square which frames his statue right in front of the historic palace of Magnifica Comunità di Cadore. Next to the local government building, symbol of civic life, stands the imposing
church of Santa Maria Nascente (11th century) which in its present form dates to the 19th century. The rich decoration inside includes an altar piece by Titian – Madonna with child and saints – paintings by the Vecellio family, Francesco, Marco and Cesare, and the remains of a precious Fluegelaltar.

The main square is flanked by remarkable historic buildings, including Tiziano l’Oratore’s house, dating from the 16th century and seat of Fondazione Tiziano e Cadore, a research centre on Titian’s production (noteworthy is the study with frescoes of grotesques). Right in front of the Town Hall a recent archaeological dig has shed light on the remains of a second century Roman villa, whose mosaic floor is exhibited in the Cadore Archaeological Museum. As you go down Via Arsenale, first you come across the ancient fountain of St John Nepomuceno (1793) with palazzo Sampieri-Vallenzasca-Policardi at the back and then the house where Titian was born. Further down stands palazzo COSMO with the concert hall and Museo dell’Occhiale. The latter, the most important museum of its kind, holds a unique collection of almost four thousand pairs of glasses, showing the history of eyewear from the 14th to the 20th century.

A walk around the town or in the nearby hamlets offers the opportunity to admire fine examples of religious architecture: Christ Church in Valcalda, with its fine crucifix, St Lawrence’s church in Sottocastello, its fabric and woodwork still in their original form, the remains of St Bartholemew’s church, and the churchyard in Nebbiù which used to host a fine polyptych by Antonio Rosso (now at the Museo Jacquemart-André in Paris). St Candido in Tai holds three works by Cesare Vecellio, Titian’s cousin and collaborator, which are set in wonderful altar frames made of painted carved wood. In Pozzale the church of St Thomas the Apostle exhibits a polyptych by Vittore Carpaccio. An excursion to the top of San Dionisio’s hill is worth the effort: on the summit, at over 1,800 metres a.s.l., stands the chapel dedicated to the saint. The original building was constructed in 1508, when the people of Cadore fought for their freedom in the plain at the bottom of the hill.

From here the view is breathtaking: the villages – Tai, Nebbiù, Valle – nestle in the valley with a crown of peaks all around: the Marmarole range, the majestic Antelao, Mount Pelmo, Mount Rite with Cibiana at its foot. A short descent takes you to Rifugio Antelao, built by the writer and Resistance fighter Giovanna Zangrandi. Another pleasant walk from Pieve takes you to parco del Roccolo, with a panoramic terrace on the lake and the opportunity to see Father Christmas’s house. From here you can go up to Forte di Monte Ricco, where the ancient castle used to stand. After the latest restoration work, the site is now a memorial and will be used as a cultural centre in the future.