Occupying picturesque area of Venetian Dolomites, Belluno province preserves main treasure of the region’s northern territory. Belluno area is entirely mountainous from north to south by River Piave representing seven small geographical districts: Agordino, Alpago, Ampezzo, Cadore, Comelico, Feltrino and Valbelluna.
Dominated by Dolomites, the entire province is home to important mountain peaks including Le Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Monte Pelmo, Monte Civetta, La Croda Rossa d'Ampezzo, Sella and Marmolada. The southern part hosts Belluno Prealps with Col Visentin, Monte Grappa and Col Nudo. Originally, the glacial valley and corresponding to the stretch of the Piave valley, Valbelluna in the southern area is most inhabited in the entire province.
Belluno city and its province sustain unique local traditions and culture thanks to two well-known linguistic communities protected by the provincial statute and their respective dialects: the Ladin and the Cimbri communities. Traditions are reflected in the Desmontegade, popular seasonal festivals held in autumn. Desmontegade celebrates return of the animals from the pastures featuring strong typical food and wine of this territory. You will definitely remember Pastin, the Schiz cheese, Giuseppine, the Lamon beans, Casunzie i as well as the many local game and cold cuts.
Belluno territory and its Dolomites inevitably became a strong attraction for all lovers of winter sports and hiking. The province offers varied and essential opportunities for any type of mountain activities also promoting nationally some of the most famous pikes such as SkiCivetta and famous Cortina d'Ampezzo.
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