Explore Belluno

Discover more about Belluno, a place that has a lot to offer to visitors: from the stunning view of the snowy Dolomites to the lush beautiful natural greenery. A mix of suggestive atmosphere, good food, and great sights.

February 14, 2020

Whether you’re in need of rest, relaxation, and therapeutic spa treatments or you’re simply searching for a new adventure, Belluno, Veneto province, is a place that has a lot to offer all visitors. From the stunning view of the snowy Dolomites to the lush, beautiful natural greenery, you’ll find no shortage of things to appreciate in this mountainous region whether you visit in summer or winter.

 

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The History of the place

Belluno was founded by Paleovenetians as a military stronghold in the 2nd century, B.C. It later became a Roman municipality and underwent substantial urban development, some of which is still visible today on part of the small town’s main axis. The town itself represents the main part of a massive mountain region that stretches from the border of Austria all the way to Friuli. In 1404, Belluno became part of Venice, and its medieval appearance was enhanced with the Gothic-Rennaissance palazzi that are typically found in the Venetian Republic. In the Old Town, you will find many of these picturesque structures still in wonderful shape. You will be able to appreciate the colonnaded and classically-ordered features of the architectural style which blends so perfectly with the town’s lofty setting.

 

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Things to see and do in Belluno

The impressive Piazza del Duomo, flanked by many beautiful buildings and grand palaces, is one of the places that should undoubtedly be on your must-visit list. Next, is the Piazza del Mercato, which is the site where the ancient Roman forum once sat. Today, it bustles with vibrant life. All around the town, you will get to experience beautiful old buildings and churches, quaint cafes, and many richly decorated palaces that were once home to some of Belluno’s richest rulers.

Don’t miss a chance to take in the views of the Dolomites from the best vantage point in town. While the entire area is right at the base of the majestic mountains, there are some places where you can take in a 360-degree panoramic view of the rocky mountains, the valleys, lush woods, national park, pretty lakes, and various other surrounding sights.

In the winter, the Dolomites offer skiing and many other winter sports. In the summer, you can hike on the mountain trails carpeted with wildflowers and soak in the lush beauty of the area. In fact, you may even come across a few woodland creatures, such as squirrels, robins, deer, and even foxes.

Overall, Belluno and indeed the entire region of Veneto, is a charming, friendly place with a ton of atmosphere, good food, and great sights. If you are planning a visit there, you’ll certainly never run out of exciting things to see and do during your trip.

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