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San Vito di Cadore

San Vito di Cadore is a charming village at 1011 m of altitude in the heart of the Dolomites, the ideal destination for your holidays, both in winter and summer, within unique surroundings: It is located in the splendid settings of the Valle del Boite amongst such mountains as Antelao, Pelmo, Tofane and Martora, stone sovereigns that reign with identical elegance both in winter and summer over the surrounding landscape.

For this reason mountain holidays in San Vito di Cadore are a slice of heaven. Well-known for its mild climate and the unmatched natural sceneries, this small mountain village is a renowned holiday destination and also one of the symbols of the alpine traditions and the fundamental virtues that everything must ultimately adhere to: the typical buildings, the cuisine, hand made products, folklore events and the surroundings nature are in fact united in a mixture that has been preserved with determination by the local people since time immemorial. That’s why holidays in San Vito di Cadore have helped to preserve the local traditions.

Similarly, the ancient organizations known as Regole were founded with the exact purpose of safeguarding the local environment. More recently the 'Union de i ladin de San Vido e d’Oltreciusa' has started various initiatives for the protection of one of the safe havens of the uniqueness of this area, the culture of Ladini – ladino is an idiom derived by the mixture of local dialects and Latin. On the basis of these solid principles this village opened itself to visitors in the last centuries, with intelligence and respect towards its history and traditions, added values for those wanting to spend their holidays here.

Today San Vito di Cadore boasts a whole range of services and accommodation perfectly in keeping with the local customs. A resort for both summer and winter holidays, San Vito di Cadore attracts, thanks to its uniqueness, the exclusive landscape, the proximity with Cortina d’Ampezzo and the well-equipped accommodation choices (hotels, garni, meublè, ...), visitors from Italy and abroad, who are enticed here by the opportunities offered by the holidays at San Vito di Cadore.

In winter, ski lifts, which have recently seen the addition of a new chair lift, allow skiers access to kilometres over kilometres of trails with several levels of abilities kept perfectly groomed thanks to sophisticated snow making facilities. Summer instead has several possibilities for excursions, fun, leisure and sport, with many destinations such as the Alpe di Senes and its splendid small lake, the fir woods and the Giau wall, the 18th century pasture land boundary between Ampezzo and San Vito.

Not to be missed in the town centre is the late gothic church of Beata Vergine della Difesa, with a triptych on the main altar attributed to Francesco Vecellio, Titian’s brother. Moreover, San Vito was where the famous Mondeval man, a hunter who lived 7000 years ago, was found replete with all funeral relics, nowadays kept in the museum of Selva di Cadore. Make sure you do not miss the typical recipes of the Dolomites that you can taste here in all their exquisiteness and freshness and that will make your mountain holidays in San Vito di Cadore even more enticing.