Selva di Cadore in summer

Selva di Cadore

Selva di Cadore is a small Belluno jewel of the Fiorentina valley, nestled among our wonderful Dolomites of Alto Agordo, has almost 500 inhabitants and is located at an altitude of 1335 meters and is part of the Magnificent Community of Cadore.

The panorama that will be placed in front of yours will leave you breathless, you are on the slopes of Mount Pelmo and Mount Civetta, Selva is well connected with the Val di Zoldo through the Staulanza Pass.

What to do and what to see in Selva di Cadore

The community of Selva still boasts of indigenous people who live there, tourism is the main source for which Selva is known but does not detract from the fact that the artistic and cultural heritage is remarkable and the traditions of which the inhabitants are proud. In the past, agriculture and mountain farming were the main source of resources for farmers.

A peculiarity of this area that perhaps not everyone is aware of is that the man of Mondeval lived here during the Mesolithic era, the finds were found at about 2000 meters above sea level. The remains, like all the archaeological excavations carried out in the area, are kept in the Vittorino Cazzetta civic museum. The museum has three sections, the first part concerns the man from Mondeval found together with his funeral equipment which allowed to carry out important research and studies concerning the historical period of belonging.

The second section concerns the Geopaleontological part where it is possible to view fossils and three casts with the footprints of some dinosaurs, a truly unique find, the path to reach the place of discovery of the finds is necessary to take a walk lasting about two hours from the Staulanza pass until you reach the Venice refuge, You will not regret it.

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The third section, but not least, concerns the conservation of all those traditions and characteristics of the town of Selva di Cadore. If history is your passion then an obligatory stop also goes to those places where the Great War took place.

For the little ones Selva di Cadore offers a thematic itinerary among the various paths for families that tells the story of Pino through some drawings by the artist Luisa Rota Sperti.

In summer Selva allows the use of the ski lifts to enjoy fantastic and breathtaking landscapes immersed in the greenery and blue sky of the wonderful Dolomites, Unesco heritage. The paths that will arise before you will allow you to reach high altitudes to fully breathe the clean and crisp air that can only be found in the mountains.

For lovers of high altitude sports, it is worth mentioning the Alta Via number 1 which on the one hand allows you to reach the Giau Pass and on the other offers different activities including via ferratas and climbing. For those who, even on holiday, cannot give up the thrill of a thrill at speed with their bike, Selva organizes the Transcivetta, a truly interesting route that runs along the entire length of the marvelous Monte Civetta.

Selva di Cadore in summer it is customary to schedule the festival of the Madonna del Carmine and Sant 'Osvaldo, these two events will leave you speechless without any shadow of a doubt because all the inhabitants wear the typical clothes of the mountain resorts and the local artisans have the pleasure to offer their guests the local products typical of this wonderful culture.

In June the city center is set up for the usual event regarding vintage cars while September represents the month of the Gold Cup of the Dolomites and the Desmontegada, the breeders with their cattle return from transhumance. Just 10 kilometers from

In twenty minutes from Selva it is possible to reach a beautiful castle located at the Falzarego pass, in the past it was a very important link between Belluno and Venice for the iron traffic of the Fursil mines. The castle was set in the wonderful Settsass mountain range which gives it a fabulous and magical air.

Holidays with children

Selva di Cadore is excellent for a family holiday as it offers a large, peaceful and healthy mountain area. There are several easy excursions to the mountain huts, the Staulanza pass path will lead you directly to Fontanafredda and Vescovà, these two mountain resorts will let you taste their delicious products immersed in the green of the Dolomites, this itinerary as mentioned above is suitable for families with very young children because it is easily accessible even with a stroller as the difference in height is very minimal.

In the Belvedere area there is the inevitable playground, it consists of a cable car that your children will love with various routes and adults will be able to enjoy the breathtaking view of the wonderful Monte Civetta and Lake Alleghe.

Selva di Cadore will be happy to welcome you to experience wonderful moments together in the name of respect for nature and the protection of the panorama of the Dolomites, Unesco heritage.

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    Region: The Dolomites
    Minimum altitude:1300m above sea level
    Maximum altitude: 2200m above sea level
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