The Dolomites in Celebration

From 16 May 2008 to 18 May 2008

The art, traditions, tastes and folklore from the past to the future. This May sees the return of this event, promoted by the rural District of the province of Belluno.

16 May 2008 Belluno theatre20.45 Opening ceremony 21.00 A meeting of two great European musical traditions:a mountain choir representing the Coro Fodom of Livinallongo and a choir of traditional Ukrainian music represented by the Corale Veselka of Odessa.

The initiative is organised according to the spirit and activites of the European year of intercultural dialogue of the European Parliament.17 May 2008 Piazza Dei Martiri Goats milk cheese Saturday morning dedicated to the primary schools of the province of Belluno. The children will have the possibility to see the production of goats milk and cheese from the milking of the goats through to the cheese making.

Lamon sheep This years feature of the animal section will be the lamon breed of sheep, of which unfortunately only a few are still raised. Exhibitions of shearing and traditional crafts associated with woolmaking will be on display.

Traditional handmade ice cream Masters of the art will show quality, authenticity, and the tastes and flavours of their handmade products.

The Co-operative, the Association of Belluno tradesman, and the office of quality control of the Belluno National Park In stalls lining the gardens of Piazza dei Martiri the Co-operative, the Association of Belluno tradesman, and the office of quality control of the Belluno National Park will demonstrate to the public all the products from the area: cheese, honey, meat, lamon beans, maize flour, malted barley etc.

Gastronomy of Belluno restaurants 4 dates have been organised offering the public the specialities of Belluno cuisine, taking place in a covered area in the piazza: Saturday and Sunday both for lunch and dinner. Advance booking recommendedInfo: IAT belluno - tel. 0437 940083 The Bologna city parkWood fair The wood fair will take place in the park area, and will offer presentations of forest working, from the woods to woodworking, to woodchips used for fuel. Traditional woodworking will be a highlight of the event, with this years fair offering examples using both antique and modern tools. Feltre cuisine Another tent will provide the possibility of sampling traditional fare from Feltre. Typical rustic dishes will be available in 4 sittings, lunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday. 18 May 2008 Piazza Dei Martiri Culture and popular tradition An area didicated to the culture and tradition of the provincial territory. Saturday 16.00 sees a musical afternoon, with the young local Fodom Band and the Alpago Youth Band followed by the traditional music of the Agorfolband - Taca band from Agordo. Sunday morning and afternoon the Feltre City band and the Belluno choir Le Voci dei cortivicrown the performance. Flowerbeds in bloom The piazza in colour thanks to the floral compositions of several local florists. To the fair by train On Sunday there will be the possibility to reach Belluno by two green trains offering special tickets. Venice 7.44 - Belluno 10.03 (via Montebelluna) Belluno 17.24 - Venice 19.23 (via Conegliano) Belluno 19.45 - Venice 21.35 (via Conegliano) Padua 9.33 - Belluno 11.25 (via Castelfranco) Belluno 18.14 - Padua 20.17 (via Castelfranco)

By Insidecom Editorial Staff