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In this chapter we will discuss one of the most extraordinary and fascinating buildings in the city center of Belluno, the Rettori Palace.

The Rettori Palace, which now hosts the prefecture, is a magnificent work of the Renaissance and was built in 1491 by architect Giovanni Candi, the author of Palazzo Contarini Bovolo in Venice, as the seat of the Venetian podestà.

The elegant façade, partly affected by coats of arms and stone plaques in memory of all the rectors of the Serenissima, is supported by a portico of columns with round arches and decorated capitals.

The Rettori Palace

On its right we can find the Civic Tower, the rest of the ancient palace of the bishop-counts of Belluno, built in 1190 and rebuilt in the seventeenth century, today hosts the cultural and artistic center of this town.

Inside there are numerous rooms that, despite the necessary restorations over the course of time, due to some earthquakes, have maintained the original appearance, with the Sansovino beamed ceiling, a way of aligning the boards above the order of main truss, this is particularly evident in the central saloon of the second floor and in the nearby room.

The Rettori Palace

In short, one of the most important buildings in the province, just think that for over four hundred years it was the seat of the Venetian rectors, who ruled Belluno and its territory.

◊ THE BELLUNO CITY CENTER 

The Belluno city center

Set at the bottom of the valley between the Piave river and the majestic Dolomites

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.

 

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