Perarolo di Cadore

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Perarolo di Cadore is a pretty village located where the Boite stream meets the Piave. It is the classic Alpine town even though it is located at 532 meters above sea level. The place was originally born as a port for the rafts that transported the timber used by the Republic of Venice downstream. In the past, two carpenters of the painter Tiziano Vecellio also used this lumber route.

The river route was replaced in 1903 by the railway line, completely changing the local economy.

Something absolutely to experience in Perarolo di Cadore is the Tibetan Bridge. A suspended iron walkway that takes tourists to visit a not very well-known place: Val Montina.
The beginning of the walkway is located in the industrial area of Ansogne. Follow the signs for the nature trail. From here it takes about 10 minutes to reach the bridge.

Must see:

– the parish church

a church dedicated to river transporters of timber or raftsmen. Erected in 1515 and dedicated to San Nicolò, patron saint of the .s

– the church of San Rocco

Here you can see the work “Madonna with Child between Saints Rocco and Sebastian”, created by Titian’s older brother in the 16th century.

– The cidolo and timber museum

Born in 2005 in memory of the wood economy of past centuries and of the cìdolo, an artificial barrier that allowed the logs to be stopped but allowed the water to flow.

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