9 days in Province of Belluno Itinerary

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Fly to Venice, Bus to Cortina d'Ampezzo
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Cortina d'Ampezzo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Alleghe
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mel
— 2 nights
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Cortina d'Ampezzo — 3 nights

Cortina d'Ampezzo, commonly referred to as Cortina, is a town and comune in the heart of the southern (Dolomitic) Alps in the Veneto region of Northern Italy. Change things up with these side-trips from Cortina d'Ampezzo: Lago d'Antorno (in Misurina), Tre Cime di Lavaredo (in Auronzo di Cadore) and Spas (in Borca di Cadore). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Cinque Torri, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Misurina, don't miss a visit to Faloria cable car, and browse the range of quality goods at La Cooperativa di Cortina.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cortina d'Ampezzo trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Cortina d'Ampezzo is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Amsterdam in December, expect slightly colder with lows of -3°C in Cortina d'Ampezzo. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Alleghe.
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Alleghe — 3 nights

Alleghe is a village and comune in the province of Belluno in the Italian region of Veneto.To the west Alleghe borders with Alleghe Lake, which was formed in 1771 by a landslide from the adjacent Mount Piz.NamePurists of the Italian language would derive the name Alleghe from the Latin alica or alicarius, meaning "granary", but as no grain is grown in this Alpine village, it is most likely that Alleghe is a contraction of the Ladin a l'agua, in reference the deep mountain valley that marked the western boundary of the village prior to the landslide of 1771. Explore Alleghe's surroundings by going to Passo Giau (in Colle Santa Lucia), Arabba (in Arabba) and Civetta Ski Resort (in Zoldo Alto). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Civetta - World Heritage Site, take some stellar pictures from Cima Sief, stroll through Skicivetta, and stop by Miele Agostini.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Alleghe trip app.

Getting from Cortina d'Ampezzo to Alleghe by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Alleghe are 9°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Mel.
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Mel — 2 nights

Mel is a comune (municipality) in the province of Belluno in the Italian region of Veneto, located about 170km north of Venice and about 14km southwest of Belluno and about 16km northeast of Feltre.OverviewThe territory of Mel is home to the medieval Zumelle Castle. On the 2nd (Mon), see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico di Mel - Palazzo "delle Contesse", stop by Lattebusche, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dell'Orologio, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Maggiore, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Santuario dei Ss. Vittore e Corona, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Bernardo.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Mel day trip planning site.

Getting from Alleghe to Mel by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive. Traveling from Alleghe in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Mel, with lows around 0°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Province of Belluno travel guide

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Belluno, is a town and province in the Veneto region of northern Italy. Located about 100km north of Venice, Belluno is the capital of the province of Belluno and the most important city in the Eastern Dolomites region. With its roughly 36,000 inhabitants, it is the largest populated area of Valbelluna. It is one of the 15 municipalities of the Dolomiti Bellunesi National Park.GeographyThe ancient city of Belluno rises above a cliff spur near the confluence of the Torrente Ardo and the Piave River. To the north is the imposing Schiara range of the Dolomites, with the famous Gusela del Vescovà (Bishopric's needle), and Mounts Serva and Talvena rising above the city. To the south, the foothills of the Alps separate Belluno from the Venetian plain. Further to the south is the Nevegal, in the Castionese area, well known for its skiing resorts. The average annual temperature in Belluno is 9°C, and the average annual precipitation is 137cm.HistoryThe name of the city is derived from Celtic belo-dunum which means "splendid hill." The name was inspired by the favorable position within the valley.It is conjectured that the population of the area that became Belluno was largely Venetic with a strong Celtic minority. However, as the Romans expanded northward into the Alps, the Celtic either emigrated or were absorbed. The people of the area swore friendship to Rome in the 225 BC conflict with the Gauls and again during the invasion by Hannibal in the Second Punic War. Founded perhaps around 220-200 BC the initial influence of Rome was military and commercial. Strategically located, the town protected cities to the south. Belluno also became a supplier of iron and copper. Already within the Roman sphere of influence, the town was juridically and politically incorporated into the Roman Republic by the second century BC.

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