In this chapter we’ll discuss the most important religious buildings in the city, the Basilica of San Martino also known as Belluno Cathedral.
The San Martino Basilica or the Belluno Cathedral, located in Duomo square, was erected in place of an early Christian church in the sixteenth century designed by the Venetian Tullio Lombardo. The simple stone façade has two gothic windows, a rich baroque portal and a central rose window closed by a glass on which are depicted saints.
On the left, the baroque steeple in stone, is 71 meters high and was designed by the architect Filippo Juvara from Messina. The interior, majestic and elegant, is divided into three naves with high arches typical of Gothic churches. The walls are characterized by remarkable eighteenth-century marble altars while the dome shines airy and full of light.
Entering, you remain involved in the airiness and sobriety of the whole, in an elegant environment, thanks to the marbled marbles, the slender columns, the many angels and allegorical images.
Among the most important works we find the scene of the martyrdom of San Lorenzo in 1571 by Jacopo Bassano, later the Deposition by Palma il Giovane, and in the first altar on the right we find the altarpiece by Andrea Meldolla, called the Schiavone.
Through the door that leads into the vestibule of the sacristy, going down the stairs, we reach the crypt, which preserves the only altar of historical value, which was the funeral ark of the Avoscano family.
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.
In this chapter we discuss Sport, that is, from the easiest sports activities for families to the most complex and demanding ones.
In this chapter we discuss the incredible world of Venetian cuisine, from the typical local products to the recipes typical of our mothers.
In this chapter we discuss the Nature that surrounds us, a territory rich in biodiversity and particularly fragile, therefore absolutely to be respected.
In this chapter we discuss the history which, over time, has transformed, shaped and marked the territory of the Veneto region.