Alleghe

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Alleghe
Comune
Comune di Alleghe
Alleghe and surrounding mountains
Alleghe and surrounding mountains
Alleghe is located in Italy
Alleghe
Alleghe
Location of Alleghe in Italy
Coordinates: 46°24′26.45″N 12°1′31.16″E / 46.4073472°N 12.0253222°E / 46.4073472; 12.0253222Coordinates: 46°24′26.45″N 12°1′31.16″E / 46.4073472°N 12.0253222°E / 46.4073472; 12.0253222
Country Italy
Region Veneto
Province Province of Belluno (BL)
Frazioni Fontanive, Coldemies, Casaril, Cordella, Pradel, Pinié, Coi, Perencina, Col de Fontana, Fernazza, Scalon, Masarè, La Sala, Tos, Pian, Lagusel, Caprile
Area
 • Total 29 km2 (11 sq mi)
Elevation 1,000 m (3,000 ft)
Population (31 December 2004)
 • Total 1,408
 • Density 49/km2 (130/sq mi)
Demonym Alleghesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 32022
Dialing code 0437
Patron saint St. Blaise
Saint day 3 February

Alleghe (Ladin: Àlie) is a village and comune in the province of Belluno in the Italian region of Veneto.

To the west Alleghe borders with Alleghe Lake, which was formed in 1771 by a landslide from the adjacent Mount Piz.

Name[edit]

Purists of the Italian language would derive the name Alleghe from the Latin alica or alicarius, meaning "granary", but as no grain is grown in this Alpine village, it is most likely that Alleghe is a contraction of the Ladin a l'agua, in reference the deep mountain valley that marked the western boundary of the village prior to the landslide of 1771. A community existed as far back as the 12th century CE.[1]

Alleghe and its lake, with Monte Civetta in the background.

Tourism[edit]

Alleghe's primary industry is tourism. The most popular activities in Alleghe are mountain climbing and skiing. Monte Civetta, Alleghe's tallest peak, is a noted climbing spot, rising to a height of 3,220 metres (10,560 ft). In addition, the lake in Alleghe is a popular destination for ice skaters and ice hockey players in the winter.[1]

Sport[edit]

Alleghe is home to HC Alleghe, a professional ice hockey team currently playing in the country's top division, Serie A1.
They were the surprise winners of the 1992/1993 Alpine League.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Alleghe". Dolomiti (in Italian). Archived from the original on 26 April 2009. Retrieved 27 April 2009. 

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