Alleghe

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Alleghe
Comune di Alleghe
Alleghe and surrounding mountains
Alleghe and surrounding mountains
Location of Alleghe
Alleghe is located in Italy
Alleghe
Alleghe
Location of Alleghe in Italy
Alleghe is located in Veneto
Alleghe
Alleghe
Alleghe (Veneto)
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
CountryItaly
RegionVeneto
ProvinceProvince of Belluno (BL)
FrazioniFontanive, Coldemies, Casaril, Cordella, Pradel, Pinié, Coi, Perencina, Col de Fontana, Fernazza, Scalon, Masarè, La Sala, Tos, Pian, Lagusel, Caprile
Area
 • Total29.72 km2 (11.47 sq mi)
Elevation
1,000 m (3,000 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total1,194
 • Density40/km2 (100/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Alleghesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
32022
Dialing code0437
Patron saintSt. Blaise
Saint day3 February
Alleghe lake.

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]

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

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.[3]

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.[3] Landmarks also include I misteri di Alleghe, Lago di Alleghe and Stazione meteorologica di Caprile.

Sport[edit]

Alleghe is home to HC Alleghe, a professional ice hockey team currently playing in the country's top division, serie B.
They were the surprise winners of the 1992/1993 Alpine League. The stadium in Alleghe is Stadio del ghiaccio Alvise De Toni.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Alleghe". Dolomiti (in Italian). Archived from the original on 26 April 2009. Retrieved 27 April 2009.

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