Mel, Veneto

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Mel
Comune
Comune di Mel
Mel and surrounding mountains
Mel and surrounding mountains
Coat of arms of Mel
Coat of arms
Mel is located in Italy
Mel
Mel
Location of Mel in Italy
Coordinates: 46°4′N 12°5′E / 46.067°N 12.083°E / 46.067; 12.083
Country Italy
Region Veneto
Province Belluno (BL)
Frazioni Bardies, Campo, Campo San Pietro, Carve, Carve Montagna, Col, Conzago, Cordellon, Corte, Farra, Follo, Gus, Marcador, Nave, Pagogna, Pellegai, Samprogno, San Candido, Signa, Tallandino, Tiago, Torta, Tremea, Valmaor, Vanie-Rive di Villa, Villa di Villa, Zottier
Government
 • Mayor Stefano Cesa
Area
 • Total 85.7 km2 (33.1 sq mi)
Elevation 362 m (1,188 ft)
Population (31 December 2008)[1]
 • Total 6,272
 • Density 73/km2 (190/sq mi)
Demonym Zumellesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 32026
Dialing code 0437
Website Official website

Mel is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Belluno in the Italian region Veneto, located about 170 kilometres (106 miles) north of Venice and about 14 kilometres (9 miles) southwest of Belluno and about 16 kilometres (10 miles) northeast of Feltre.

Overview[edit]

Castle of Zumelle

The territory of Mel is home to the medieval Zumelle Castle. The present configuration of the castle dates back to 1311, although the site was in use as a military fortification since Roman times. Other sights include the Palazzo Zorzi (16th century, now the Town Hall) and the Palazzo delle Contesse (17th century), which houses an Archaeological Museum with remains from an Veneti Iron Age necropolis found outside the town.

The town is home to several cultural activities: they include art exhibitions in Palazzo delle Contesse and the choral music festival in July in the Guarnieri palace park.

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

External links[edit]

Media related to Mel at Wikimedia Commons