Calalzo di Cadore

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Calalzo di Cadore
Comune
Comune di Calalzo di Cadore
Calalzo di Cadore and surrounding mountains
Calalzo di Cadore and surrounding mountains
Coat of arms of Calalzo di Cadore
Coat of arms
Calalzo di Cadore is located in Italy
Calalzo di Cadore
Calalzo di Cadore
Location of Calalzo di Cadore in Italy
Coordinates: 46°27′N 12°23′E / 46.450°N 12.383°E / 46.450; 12.383Coordinates: 46°27′N 12°23′E / 46.450°N 12.383°E / 46.450; 12.383
Country Italy
Region Veneto
Province Belluno (BL)
Government
 • Mayor Luca de Carlo
Area
 • Total 56 km2 (22 sq mi)
Elevation 806 m (2,644 ft)
Population (28 February 2007)
 • Total 2,415
 • Density 43/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Calalzo di Cadore is a municipality of 2,400 inhabitants of the province of Belluno, in the Italian region of Veneto. The name Calalzo derives from the Latin altus callis, meaning "high place."[1] The geographical name "di Cadore" was added by Presidential Decree on the 30th of June, 1959.[1][2]

Geography[edit]

Calalzo lies within the Cadore Dolomites.[3] The Dolomites are a range of limestone mountains in northeastern Italy. Nearby is a lake named Lago di Calalzo (Lake Calalzo), which is 12 kilometres (7 mi) long.

Transport[edit]

Calalzo is the terminus of the Calalzo–Padua railway. From the station square, a bus service run by Dolomitibus serves Cortina d'Ampezzo, Auronzo, Santo Stefano di Comelico, and Sappada.

Sports[edit]

Cycling path[edit]

Calalzo is home to a cycling path lying on the old railway line of Calalzo-Cortina, built in 1915 to move supplies during World War I. It became a tourist path in 1930 and was suppressed in 1967. Today it extends from Calalzo to Dobbiaco. During the year 2004 it was sealed and generally improved with better lighting in the tunnels.

Giro d'Italia[edit]

The route of the 2013 Giro d'Italia passed through Calalzo di Cadore during Stage 11.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Wikipedia Italia, Calalzo di Cadore
  2. ^ Dibona, Dino (2000). Guida insolita ai misteri, ai segreti, alle leggende e alle curiosità delle Dolomiti. Newton Compton. p. 284. ISBN 9788882894061. 
  3. ^ Wikipedia Italia, Dolomiti Cadorine
  4. ^ Cycling News, Giro d'Italia 2013 Stage 11

External links[edit]

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