In this chapter we discuss the most characteristic cities and places in the province of Belluno, starting from Cortina d'Ampezzo to Longarone.
The chapter from Cortina d'Ampezzo to Longarone brings together the wonders and the most characteristic products of the northern area of the province of Belluno. A territory rich in resources and peculiarities, which over the years has managed to develop and attract a large number of tourists from all over the world.
This incredible territory develops between the Sesto Dolomites and the Ampezzo Dolomites, among the most beautiful and imposing mountains of the Veneto region. These majestic mountain groups, partly protected by the Ampezzo Dolomites Regional Natural Park, can be reached through numerous passes.
Among the most suggestive and hardest are the Giaù Pass, which opens like a magnificent balcony over the basin of Cortina d’Ampezzo, the Tre Croci Pass which descends alongside the imposing Monte Cristallo and the Cimabanche Pass which descends from Dobbiaco. To attract millions of tourists every year we find Cortina d'Ampezzo, the queen of the Dolomites, a popular winter-summer tourist resort, the scene of numerous sporting events of international importance related to mountain sports.
Not far away we can admire Lake Misurina, located at 1754 meters and lies in one of the most beautiful areas of the Alps, surrounded by green woods and high-level tourist facilities. Continuing along the road you arrive at the spectacular city of Auronzo di Cadore, which includes the entire area around the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, one of the most tourist areas of all the Dolomites, a World Heritage Site.
Do not miss the city of Pieve di Cadore, one of the most remarkable historical and artistic centers of Cadore, located forty kilometers north-east of Belluno, on the slopes of Mount Antelao called the "King of the Dolomites" which with its 3264 meters high. It is the birthplace of Tiziano Vecellio, glory of Venice and symbol of the Renaissance.
Finally Longarone, sadly known for having been completely destroyed on October 9, 1963 at 22:39, when a landslide detached from Monte Toc and falling into the artificial basin created by the Vajont dam, caused a gigantic wave that overtook the dam overwhelming the countries below.
Also called the province of the Dolomites, extends in a totally mountainous territory, embroidered by incredible valleys and well-kept villages, natural oases and large rocky walls. The characteristics of the area reserve pleasant surprises but, the natural monuments that rise between large forests and green pastures, the Dolomites, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2009, are a breathtaking view that would leave the tourists in awe. This territory will welcome you and give you unique emotions, every single meeting will enrich your day and the endless red sunsets, admired from the top of some summits, will color your holidays in an unforgettable adventure.
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The Veneto Region, nestled in the north-east of Italy, is a mix of history and traditions and, all of it, is enriched by the liveliness of its inhabitants and by a wide range of typical products all to be savored. From the highest peaks of the Dolomites, he embraces and welcomes each visitor with brotherly warmth, accommodating him among the many lounges of his cities of art, giving him unforgettable emotions. Turning between the pages of this site, you can organize your next holidays in the Veneto region and thanks to the many photos published, everything will be very simple.
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