San Vito di Cadore

In spite of being a tourist destination, San Vito di Cadore has succeeded in retaining its mountain village charm that makes visitors feel at home.  History, tradition and ancient customs are very much in evidence in the local architecture, in folkloristic events and in the spirit of those living and working in the town. The menus of the many local restaurants, mountain farms and mountain refuges offer a selection of traditional dishes and sweets made according to local recipes, such as casunziei, canederli, barley soup and strudel. There is no shortage of sites with historical and cultural interest.  The two churches in the town centre are well worth a visit. The Pievanale was subject to a reconstruction in 1760, although its origins date back to 1200.  A fresco of St Christopher, patron of travellers and wanderers, remains from the ancient structure. Inside, it houses an altarpiece by Francesco Vecellio, brother of the famous Tiziano.  Right beside it, one finds the small church of the Difesa, a 15th century gem that contains important works of art, including a precious late gothic apse. Do no miss a visit to the ethnographic museum which houses a collection of artefacts, photographs and objects from the life of local artisans and farmers. Along the spectacular bike and pedestrian road of the Dolomites, one finds the starting points for numerous excursions, including via ferrata and walking routes at altitude.  The large public park with playground in the town centre and the Neve Sole park near the ski lifts in the Tambres area are perfect places to entertain the little ones. The enchanting Lake Mosigo, a short walk from the town centre, offers sports facilities, picnic areas, Nordic Walking routes and playgrounds.  Numerous cultural events, music, sport and folklore, complete the offer in order to make your stay in the heart of the magnificent Dolomites an unforgettable experience.