Culture and Art

Cities of Venetia

Venice

Venice needs no introductions, you can either read a guide book front to back or just enjoy it by walking around the narrow “calli”, “campi”, bridges and canals and see where the flow takes you. A trip by “tragetto” ferry on the Grand Canal is an ideal photo opportunity in this unique city.

You can easily reach Venice by train from Feltre (direct train leaves at 7:30 and arrives at 9:00am every day, other train times are available throughout the day) spend a full day in the City of the Seas and head back to Villa Rosa to relax.

Feltre

Crowned by the Vette Feltrine, Feltre is called the “Frescoed City” and its history is 2000 years long. The 14th century frescoes decorate the Palazzi along Via Mezzaterra with scenes of the local history and the town’s ties with Venice. This make this charming town an open air museum for the passer-by to enjoy.

A combined ticket allows you to visit the Civic Museum, the gallery of Modern Art Carlo Rizzarda and the Senna Theatre (a small but precious copy of the Fenice Theatre in Venice). Under the XIIc. Dome an archeological area of 900sqm was excavated, this is where the ancient roman city of Feltria was founded.

Villa Rosa is just 2km from the town centre where you can also find excellent shopping opportunities. Market days are Tuesday and Friday mornings where local produce such as cheeses, hams and fresh fish are sold.

IMG_6535 Feltre, northern Italy

Belluno

Nesting between the Dolomites and the Piave valley, Belluno was called the “Shining City” by the Celts. Venetian and Renaissance facades cover most of its historic buildings. Worth visiting are the imposing Piazza Martiri, the Cathedral (1517-1624) with the baroque bell tower 68m high, the Civic Museum, the 15th century Palazzo dei Rettori, the Roman lapidarium inside the Auditorium, the medieval Palazzo dei Vescovi-Conti. (35 min)