In this chapter we treat a magical place rich in traditions, surrounded by the Dolomites and overlooking the lake of the same name, Auronzo di Cadore.
"Beautiful auronzo on the long hanging floor between the water, under the hazy Ajàrnola" (Giosuè Carducci)
The spectacular town of Auronzo di Cadore stretches over a vast green valley and includes Misurina, with its lake, and the entire area around the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, one of the most touristic areas of the Dolomites.
The area is crossed by the river Ansiei which, thanks to the ancient dam, forms the artificial lake of Santa Caterina or Lake Auronzo that runs along the city to the south, a perfect place for walks, boat trips, skiing and skating in the period in winter. here you can admire the splendid rocky frame of this painting that runs from Cadini di Misurina to Tre Cime di Lavaredo to Croda dei Toni.
Do not miss the Sagra di San Lucano, organized in Villapiccola di Auronzo di Cadore during the weekend of July, a typical festival of Cadore area with dancing and music. Local proverb:
"Maña bòča, maña ke daspò te vas a kopà l'órse de San Luguan"
" Eat child, eat, after you go to kill the bear of San Lucano"
Said referring to the statue of San Lucano sitting on the bear placed above the main entrance of the dedicated Church.