Belluno: small is beautiful 36.600 local people 270 fountains where you can drink fresh water 114.000 m2 public parks 40 km of unpaved roads ready for your mountain bike 200 benches to relax 10 km between Belluno and the Nevegal area
Here we are!
So, the adventure begins.
First lights of dawn on Nevegal - Photo by Rivier De Mari
Extraordinary things are always hiding in the places people never think to look.
Caleipo, old village not far from the city centre. Let curiosity be your guide
The earth is what we all have in common. Wild snowdrops, the first voice of spring - Photo by Filippo Dariz
Panoramic view of Belluno from the San Liberale hill
wanderlust (w n d r-l st ) n. A very strong or irresistible impulse to travel. Panorama of Belluno Photo by Rivier De Mari
UNTIL YOU SPREAD YOUR WINGS, YOU’LL NEVER KNOW HOW FAR YOU CAN FLY.
One swallow doesn’t make a summer, but a spring in Belluno
Sorry for the mess, our kids are making memories.
Every year Belluno, â€œCity of childrenâ€?, organizes many events for kids
Discovery consists not in seeking new lands, but in seeing with new eyes. Green meadow in Castion, between the centre of Belluno and the Nevegal mountain range - Photo by Fulvio Calmo
IT DOESN’T MATTER HOW SLOWLY YOU GO, AS LONG AS YOU DON’T STOP.
Fauna and flora in the Bosco delle Castagne woods Photo by Filippo Dariz
It is all in the detail. You will find many marks of the Venetian architecture in the city centre
A city of springs: there are more than 270 fresh water fountains in Belluno
Experience the energy of the city.
Dusk in Belluno: close up on the household lights
Belluno by night: birdâ€™s eye view - Photo by Andrea Bortolomei
If people looked If people looked at the sky each night, at the sky each night, we bet they would live we bet they would live a lot differently. a lot differently.
City view from the Piave river Photo by Gian Pietro Dragoni
Going to the mountains is going home. Mount Serva overlooking Belluno - Photo by Rivier De Mari
Going to the mountains is going home.
It isnâ€™t found It isnâ€™t on anyfound map. on any map. True places True places never are. never are. Hidden beauty near Tassei - Photo by Filippo Dariz
Letâ€™s go find a rainbow!
Watching the Valbelluna valley - Photo by Andrea Bortolomei
Remember spotting a rainbow as a child?
Never lose the opportunity to see something beautiful. A day in Nevegal, the mountain range of Belluno: let nature just take you over!
Visit the botanical gardens of the Eastern Alps in the Nevegal area
The world is a book, and those who donâ€™t travel read only one page. Explore the trails of the Nevegal
Eat well, travel often. Ever tried polenta? Here you can taste the best youâ€™ve ever had. All year round.
Architecture is inhabited sculpture.
Outstanding cathedral bell tower by Italian architect Filippo Juvarra
SHARE your passion.
Urban football supporters watching a match all together in piazza Duomo
Listen to the sound of silence. Sunset on the river Piave, from Belluno
AFTER SILENCE, THAT WHICH COMES NEAREST TO EXPRESSING THE INEXPRESSIBLE IS MUSIC.
Live performance in a unique natural theatre - Photo by Manuela Diana
THE TIME YOU ENJOY WASTING, IS NOT WASTED TIME.
Party in piazza Duomo
Get the feel of autumn, as summer fades away
One is company, two is a crowd, and three is a party. The traditional celebrations for the Patron Saint, San Martino, on the 11th of November
AUTUMN IS A SECOND SPRING, WHEN EVERY LEAF IS A FLOWER.
During the fall, the city wears new brilliant colors
Nature always wears the colors of the soul.
The Dolomites surrounding the city have the Unesco World Natural Heritage status
Our woods show a stunning display of fall colours Photo by Fulvio Calmo
Itâ€™s a good day to have a good day.
Piazza dei Martiri
THEY ALWAYS SAY TIME CHANGES THINGS, BUT YOU ACTUALLY HAVE TO CHANGE THEM YOURSELF.
Detail of the clock tower of Palazzo dei Rettori, piazza Duomo
Art is an adventure that never ends. Every fall, an international woodsculpting festival takes place in town
Oltre le Vette is a seasonal cultural festival about mountain
Sometimes, the night is more richly coloured than the day. Unforgettable dusk on the river front
With each sunrise, we start anew. Magical sunrise in Nevegal, nestled in the Dolomites Photo by Rivier De Mari
A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving. Nevegal offers daring routes for alpine skiers
NOT ALL THOSE WHO WANDER ARE LOST. The Nevegal mountains give you the possibility to escape from city life, enjoying a silent walk with snowshoes among relaxing landscapes
Nature is always and never the same. Exciting nature in the Nevegal area: trails in the snow Photo by Eros Cadorin
Unspoilt nature in the Nevegal area: snow dunes at dawn Photo by Rivier De Mari
Oh darling, letâ€™s be adventurous! Have fun snowboarding or strolling through the woods in the Nevegal
LET US LAY IN THE SUN AND COUNT EVERY BEAUTIFUL THING WE CAN SEE.
Enjoy the ski runs of Nevegal, and donâ€™t forget to have a break in a panoramic refuge. Admire the amazing view of Belluno and the Dolomites.
Santa Claus is coming to town.
In december thousands of santas partecipates at the Christmas marathon
Christmas is not a season, itâ€™s a feeling. Feel the perfect festive atmosphere in the heart of the historic centre
Traditional cuisine offers genuine hearty dishes
There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind.
Reach the top of Visentin: you will be rewarded with a breathtaking view
What you will discover will be beautiful.
The majestic dolomitic peaks are heritage of the Unesco and part of the Belluno Dolomites National Park
Night: when words fade and things come alive.
Belluno, crowned by mountains, viewed from Nevegal Photo by Andrea Bortolomei
Two roads diverged, and I took the less traveled by. That has made all the At least once a year, go someplace you have never been before Sunrise in Nevegal - Photo by Rivier De Mari
Belluno: the shining city Belluno is amazingly beautiful, nestled between the Piave and Ardo rivers, at the foot of the Dolomites. Surrounded by meadows and hills, it welcomes visitors in a unique way. In the historic centre different eras embrace one another harmoniously and in the immediate surroundings you will discover ancient houses made of typical architecture, traditional ‘cortivi’ together with tiny churches containing precious works of art. Mother Nature has certainly made herself at home in Belluno. Part of the territory falls within the Belluno Dolomites National Park (the only town in Italy to do so) and the mountains that surround the city have UNESCO World Heritage status. Belluno is encircled by greenery, touched by water, and crowned by mountains, nestled as it is in the foothills of the Dolomites. Here life is good: so much so that it has topped quality of life charts in consecutive years. Here you can participate in almost any outdoor activity right on your doorstep. The name of Belluno (nicknamed the “Shining City”) has its roots in Celtic times, in reference to the god of the sun, Beleno, thanks to its shimmering surroundings and beautiful colours. Belluno is awash with light and constantly changing colours, different with every blink of an eyelid. Amazing, unforgettable, adorable.
Manuele Sangalli, Jörg Niggli, John Gubertini, Andrea Bortolomei, Eros Cadorin, Fulvio Calmo, Filippo Dariz, Rivier De Mari, Manuela Diana, Gian Pietro Dragoni.
A special thanks to the well-known authors who inspired most of the famous quotes, and a grateful thanks to the “Little Italy” team by Can’t Forget Italy.
Adorable Belluno: Small is Beautiful