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Sappada

Mountains in Sappada are a story unto themselves. There are in fact many geographical and cultural differences with the rest of the Dolomites in Veneto – they are therefore a perfectly valid reason to plan your breakaways and holidays and discover this fascinating corner of the province of Belluno.

Sappada is a true ethnic and language enclave, seemingly founded by a group of inhabitants from a bordering valley in Austria who fled from the abuse of their lord. In Sappada they were given permission to settle from the patriarch of Aquileia in return for a yearly payment and unconditioned obedience. Soon they transformed this densely wooded and abandoned area in to a fruitful land.

From a tourist point of view this area is noteworthy especially for its folklore elements originating from the unique setting in the far eastern border of Veneto. Both in winter and summer there are plentiful reasons that augment the fascination of the mountains of Sappada. The most important local festival is surely represented by the Sappadino Carnival, which is celebrated over the course of three consecutive Sundays in dedication respectively to the poor, farmers and wealthy people.

Nowadays the local dialect, a mixture of Bavarian and Tyrol elements, is still derived from German. Sappada is well-known for its old buildings, the well groomed lawns and the general neatness of the town. These are additional elements that make people choose this destination for their winter and summer holidays. In addition to the local dialect, its German origins are also evident in the old wooden houses, the folklore and the local traditions.

Wooden masks and several other local products, including foods, such as ricotta cheese and ham, can be bought here as souvenirs to bring home to remember your holidays – additionally, holidays in Sappada are indeed noteworthy from a food and wine point of view.

Sappada is formed by 11 independent districts and stretches from Comelico to Canal di Gorto within a sunbathed bowl-shaped valley embraced by magnificent peaks. Amongst them there is Mount Peralba, home to the springs of the River Piave. The districts have separate identities, and are in fact like towns in their own right, each one with its church and independent history. Those kept in the best conditions are to be found in Sappada Vecchia, with houses and wooden farmhouses dating back to the 17th century. Whatever the season, during your holidays in Sappada, you can admire Casa Solero in Dorf and visit the night-lit waterfalls formed by the river in the Muhlbach district and the Ethnographic Museum in the Boch district.

For the sport minded there are 60 km of paths in Val Sesis, perfect during the summer days. In the winter months there is obviously a full offer. Whatever the type of holiday in Sappada you choose; the result will always be the same: long-lasting emotions!