In this chapter we discuss one of the most characteristic villages of all the Dolomites, a native town of the great Tiziano, Pieve di Cadore.
Pieve di Cadore, the main town and most notable historical-artistic center of Cadore, rises on a hilly promontory to the right of the Piave river, is forty kilometers north-east of Belluno and, towards the north-west, it reaches up to the slopes of Monte Antelao, called the "King of the Dolomites" which with its 3264 meters of height is the second highest peak in the Dolomites.
In this city the glory of Venice was born, the great Tiziano Vecellio, simply known as Tiziano. The sixteenth-century birthplace of Tiziano who, in 1485 saw the birth of this great artist, is a typical Cadore building of the past and now houses a museum. Tiziano was an innovative and versatile artist, who knew how to interpret at best the peculiarities that make Venetian painting unique, that is: color, sensitivity for light and landscape, a happy spiritual and carnal participation in beauty and nature.
Worth seeing is la Festa dei Zater, in Perarolo di Cadore at the end of July, that is an event that wants to recall the ancient craft of the raftsmen who, for centuries, have plowed through the river Piave up to Venice to deliver their cargo. In addition to the costume re-enactment, musical events, theater comedies, typical gastronomy and workshops for children are also provided.