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In this chapter we treat the city of Longarone, immersed in the valleys of the province of Belluno and in the Dolomites, a World Heritage Site.

Longarone is sadly known to have been completely destroyed on October 9, 1963 at 22:39, when a landslide detached from Mount Toc, (which stands opposite the towns of Erto and Casso), fell into the artificial basin created by the Vajont dam, causing a gigantic wave that bypassed the dam itself and which swept into the countries below destroying them and causing 1917 deaths, of which 1458 only in Longarone.

This incredible double-arched work was the largest dam in the world at the time of its construction, with a basin of 168.715 million cubic meters available, and served as a water reservoir for the seasonal regulation of the waters of the Piave river, of the Maè stream and the Boite stream. The water was channeled into the various dams, from that of Pieve di Cadore to that of Pontesei, from that of the Valle di Cadore to the Vajont basin, with kilometers of reinforced concrete pipes and a system of communicating vessels, which we were used to produce energy in the various hydroelectric plants.

Longarone

A reminder of this is certainly the Church of S. Maria Immacolata which was rebuilt on the remains of the old Church in 1975 based on a design by Giovanni Michelucci. I draw a set of volumes arranged in a circular manner with two amphitheaters, one lower covered, where the classroom is located and an upper one, uncovered, conceived as a square from which it is possible to observe the Vajont dam.

Do not miss "Agrimont", or the spring fair that takes place in April, with exhibitions of mountain agriculture, forestry activities and typical agri-food products, such as cheese, honey and sausages.

Another very important event is the Ice Cream Fair, an international event that dates back to December 1959, and involves thousands of visitors and fans of this cold dessert every year, the event attracts ice cream makers from different parts of the world and transforms the small Longarone in the capital of ice cream.

◊ FROM CORTINA D'AMPEZZO TO LONGARONE 

From Cortina d’Ampezzo to Longarone

The most characteristic cities and places in the province of Belluno.

THE TERRITORY ◊

The Belluno Province

A totally mountain area, embroidered by incredible valleys and well-kept villages.

◊ THE BELLUNO PROVINCE ◊

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.

 

◊ SPECIAL CATEGORIES ◊

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.

◊ SPORTS CATEGORY ◊

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◊ KITCHEN CATEGORY

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◊ NATURE CATEGORY ◊

In this chapter we discuss the Nature that surrounds us, a territory rich in biodiversity and particularly fragile, therefore absolutely to be respected.

◊ HISTORY CATEGORY ◊

In this chapter we discuss the history which, over time, has transformed, shaped and marked the territory of the Veneto region.

◊ MY WAY CATEGORY ◊

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