Cattedrale di San Martino


Belluno’s majestic cathedral with its elegant, onion-domed campanile (bell tower) designed by Filippo Juvarra was originally raised in 850 on top of an earlier paleo-Christian church. It has been rebuilt several times, most recently in 1873 when the apse collapsed following an earthquake. The numerous stone coats of arms, tombstones and bas-reliefs on the unfinished exterior narrate the city’s history, while inside the enormous triple nave is graced by numerous side altars, hung with intense late-baroque religious artworks.

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1. Piazza dei Martiri

0.12 MILES

Belluno's main pedestrian square is the Piazza dei Martiri (Martyrs' Sq), named after the four partisans hanged here in WWII. On the north side various…

2. Museo Civico di Palazzo Fulcis

0.15 MILES

Although Belluno’s Civic Museum has some 600 notable regional works of art, including some stunning canvases by local talent Sebastiano Ricci, the real…

4. Santuario dei Santi Vittore e Corona

16.27 MILES

This 12th- to 15th-century Byzantine-Romanesque church, perched on Monte Miesna, is one of the most beautiful monuments in the Dolomites. Its interior is…

5. Museo Civico

16.8 MILES

Feltre’s civic museum thoughtfully tells the rich history of this charming town. The display starts with the coats of arms of Feltre’s most noble families…

6. Galleria d'Arte Moderna Carlo Rizzarda


Feltre-born Carlo Rizzarda was a world-class blacksmith, who trained at Milan’s Fine Art Academy and under the guidance of legendary craftsman Alessandro…

7. Messner Mountain Museum

17.1 MILES

Part of Reinhold Messner’s five-museum ode to the Dolomites, the so-called Museum in the Clouds on Monte Rite (2181m) offers a complete 360-degree…

8. Castello di Conegliano

17.54 MILES

Head up steep Calle Madonna della Neve, following an intact section of 13th-century defensive walls all the way to a summit, where the last remaining…