Pieve di Cadore

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Pieve di Cadore
Comune
Comune di Pieve di Cadore
Pieve cadore sight 1.JPG
Coat of arms of Pieve di Cadore
Coat of arms
Pieve di Cadore is located in Italy
Pieve di Cadore
Pieve di Cadore
Location of Pieve di Cadore in Italy
Coordinates: 46°26′N 12°22′E / 46.433°N 12.367°E / 46.433; 12.367
Country Italy
Region Veneto
Province Belluno (BL)
Frazioni Damos, Nebbiù, Pozzale, Sottocastello, Tai
Government
 • Mayor Maria Antonia Ciotti
Area
 • Total 66.6 km2 (25.7 sq mi)
Elevation 878 m (2,881 ft)
Population (31 May 2007)[1]
 • Total 4,087
 • Density 61/km2 (160/sq mi)
Demonym Pievani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 32044
Dialing code 0435
Patron saint Nativity of the Virgin
Saint day September 8
Website Official website

Pieve di Cadore is a comune (municipality) in the province of Belluno in the Italian region Veneto,.[2] about 110 kilometres (68 miles) north of Venice and about 35 km (22 miles) northeast of Belluno. "Pieve" means "Parish church".[3]

The painter Titian was born here, c. 1488 - 1490.[4]

With its strategic location, the town was a medieval stronghold with fortifications, called the "walled city of the Venuto."[5] The main sight is the Palazzo della Magnifica Comunità ("Palace of the Magnificent Community"), built in 1447 by the eponymous council which then ruled the city. It has a merloned tower finished in 1491.

Transport[edit]

A highway, SS51, connects the town with other communities in the Cadore Dolomite region.[6]

Sports and Tourism[edit]

Sports facilities[edit]

The town has a swimming pool, tennis club, ice hockey arena, a bocce stadium, and soccer fields.[7]

Giro d'Italia[edit]

The route of the 2013 Giro d'Italia passed through Calalzo di Cadore during Stage 11.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ Pieve di Cadore official website
  3. ^ Translation of "pieve".
  4. ^ Wolf, Norbert (2006). I, Titian. New York and London: Prestel. ISBN 9783791333847. 
  5. ^ Pieve di Cadore: History
  6. ^ Google Maps: Pieve di Cadore in Belluno province.
  7. ^ Pieve de Cadore, Sports Facilities.
  8. ^ Cycling News, Giro d'Italia 2013 Stage 11

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