Coordinates: 45°46′31″N 12°02′20″E / 45.77528°N 12.03889°E / 45.77528; 12.03889
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Città di Montebelluna
The church of Santa Maria in Colle.
The church of Santa Maria in Colle.
Coat of arms of Montebelluna
Location of Montebelluna
Montebelluna is located in Italy
Location of Montebelluna in Italy
Montebelluna is located in Veneto
Montebelluna (Veneto)
Coordinates: 45°46′31″N 12°02′20″E / 45.77528°N 12.03889°E / 45.77528; 12.03889
ProvinceTreviso (TV)
FrazioniBusta, Biadene, San Gaetano, Sant'Andrea, Mercato Vecchio, Caonada, Contea, Posmon, La Pieve, Guarda, Pederiva
 • MayorAdalberto Bordin (LN)
 • Total48.98 km2 (18.91 sq mi)
109 m (358 ft)
 (December 31, 2021)[2]
 • Totalapproximately 31,000
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code0423
Patron saintB.V.M. Immacolata
Saint dayDecember 8
WebsiteOfficial website

Montebelluna is a city and comune in Veneto, Italy, approximately 50 kilometres (31 mi) northwest of Venice. It has an estimated population of 32,000.[3]

Montebelluna borders the following municipalities: Altivole, Caerano di San Marco, Cornuda, Crocetta del Montello, Trevignano, Vedelago, Volpago del Montello.

Physical geography[edit]


The territory of Montebelluna is largely flat, with altitudes ranging from 69 m a.s.l., found south of San Gaetano, to 144 m, north of Pederiva. The landscape is also characterized by the presence of two hills, including the western end of Montello (where the maximum altitude is, 343 m) and the more modest Capo di Monte (or Montebelluna Alta, or even the hill of Mercato Vecchio, 199 m). Between the two reliefs passes a natural corridor (along which the Feltrina passes), once the original bed of the Piave.

The area is naturally poor in waterways but the water supply has been ensured, since ancient times, by a system of artificial canals deriving from the Piave. These are in particular the Canale del Bosco and the Canale di Caerano, branches of the Brentella di Pederobba.


The climate has hot and sultry summers due to high humidity levels, often with strong thunderstorms and possible steps. On the basis of the reference average (1961-1990), the temperature goes from the minimum value of about 0 °C in January-February to the maximum value of 29 °C in July-August. The average temperature of the coldest month, January, is 3.1 °C, that of the hottest month, July, is 23.0 °C Occasionally snowfalls may occur but of little entity.[4]

Origins of the name[edit]

The toponym is clearly a compound. Monte- would indicate the hill of Mercato Vecchio, at the foot of which the town was built.[5] The origin of -belluna is more discussed: it could be in relation to the cult of the goddess Bellona; or, postponing its origin, it would refer to the city of Belluno which, in the 10th century, had expanded its jurisdiction beyond the Piave thanks to the conquests of Bishop Giovanni. The first evidence of the toponym is in the year 1000 << de Musano usque in capite montis Belluni >>, in 1239 << Montis Bellunensis Castrum >>, in 1245 << Castrum Montisbellune >> and in 1251 <<Montebelluna>>.

Ancient history[edit]

Protohistoric and Roman age The first traces of human activity date back to the Stone and Bronze Ages (Middle Paleolithic). The birth of a real settlement, however, occurs around the ninth century BC. Its development was favored by the strategic geographical position at the mouth of the Piave valley, connection between the plain and the pre-Alpine area. Over time it will become the most important center of pre-Roman Veneto. This information is given to us by the numerous findings of cemetery areas in the localities of Santa Maria in Colle and Posmon.

The area continues to be inhabited during the Roman period (from the Romanization of the Veneto between the 2nd-1st century BC until the 2nd century AD). Montebelluna will become part of the centuriation of the Roman municipality Acelum (Asolo). It is not yet ascertained as a hypothesis, much less that Montebelluna was a residential center (near Santa Maria in Colle) or a Roman castra in defense of the Asolo and Treviso fences.


Demographic evolution[edit]

Foreign ethnicities and minorities[edit]

As of December 31, 2021, foreigners residents in the municipality were 3,780, i.e. 12.2% of the population. The largest groups are shown below[6]:[7]

  1. China 1,166
  2. Romania 627
  3. Morocco 384
  4. Albania 377
  5. Ukraine 185
  6. Kosovo 179
  7. North Macedonia 141


Montebelluna is one of the largest industrial center in synergy with the nearby province of Vicenza. The industries are specialized above all in the tanning, metalworking, electrotechnical, optical, food, footwear, clothing (especially sports), precision instruments, plastics and graphic arts sectors. The agricultural sector is active in the production of vegetables, fruit, wine grapes, cereals, fodder and in the practice of cattle breeding. Trade and logistics developed, favored by the strategic position of the town, a road junction at the center of an important production area. It is a major producer of ski boots.

In 1989, Montebelluna manufactured over 70% of the global output.[8] Outside magazine has characterized it as "The world's leading design center for outdoor footwear." More than a dozen boot and sport shoe brands, including Alpina Žiri, Asolo, Fila, La Sportiva, Lowa, Mammut Sports Group, Scarpa, and Tecnica Group, do at least some of their work in the city.[9][10] A museum of bootmaking, the Museo dello Scarpone e della Calzatura Sportiva, is housed in the Villa Zuccareda Binetti.[11]

2022 marks an important date for Montebellluna when exactly 150 years ago was transferred the old market from the Colle to the plain took place, an event that also led to the birth of the city as we know it today. To celebrate this special anniversary, the municipal administration of Montebelluna, also on input from the Promoting Committee and assisted by the Steering Committee and the Operational Committee, has prepared a rich calendar that consists of initiatives, manifestations and events of various kinds that will last all year round. with the involvement of many local associations as well as the civil community. [12]

To create the logo and the payoff, the students of the Technologies and techniques of graphic representation of the Einaudi Scarpa Institute in Monbelluna were involved and took part in an ideas competition to create the logo and the payoff. The various proposals formulated were evaluated by the Montebelluna 150 working group which chose the logo and the payoff created by a female student of 4^A GRC who impressed for elegance, value and trait.



IIS Einaudi Scarpa
Municipal library

In the municipality there are numerous preschool, primary and lower secondary schools. The secondary schools of a certain importance for the city are the Primo Levi Higher Education Institute (former high school and scientific high school), the state high school "Angela Veronese" with the three addresses that characterize it linguistic, economic and social-art, the Einaudi-Scarpa Higher Education Institute, which houses the technological, economic and professional courses.[13] Agricultural Institute of Castelfranco Veneto (I.S.I.S.S." D. Sartor ") since the nineties has also managed the detached school in the San Gaetano district.[14]

The new building next to the Palazzetto O. Frassetto[15] which will host the IIS Einaudi-Scarpa professional course and the detached IPSSAR Maffioli of Montebelluna is divided into two parts of different heights, respectively two and three floors, has two large internal patios and houses spaces for classrooms, laboratories, administrative offices and toilets.[16]

Cultural institutions[edit]

  • Municipal Library of Montebelluna[17]
  • Natural History and Archeology Museum,[18] in Villa Biagi
  • "Roberto Binotto" Theater, in Villa Correr Pisani in Biadene
  • MEVE - Veneto Memorial of the Great War,[19] in Villa Correr Pisani
  • Boot and sports shoe museum, in Villa Zuccareda Binetti[20]

Infrastructure and transport[edit]


Situated along the Schiavonesca-Marosticana state road 248, Montebelluna also represents an important stop on the so-called via Feltrina, current provincial road 2. The city is served by the toll booth of the same name on the Pedemontana Veneta superstrada, which opened to traffic on 28 May 2021.

Between 1913 and 1931 the city center and the aforementioned road routes saw the presence of the tracks of the Montebelluna-Asolo and Montebelluna-Valdobbiadene tramways, managed by the Società Veneta, which at the time represented an important development tool for the economy of the area.

The people of Montebelluna had been waiting for it for 50 years and on February 18, 2023, after the delay due to the particular international economic situation, the long-awaited railway underpass of via Piave was opened.[21]

Urban mobility[edit]

The urban and extra-urban bus services are carried out by the company Mobilità di Marca.[22] The municipal area is served by 4 urban lines. Montebelluna has a bus station from which the MOM lines branch off towards Treviso, the other municipalities of the Treviso area and also extended towards other locations outside the Province of Treviso.


The Montebelluna station, fully electrified since December 2020,[23] is served by regional services carried out by Trenitalia as part of the service contract stipulated with the Veneto Region, once common to the tramways, located on the Calalzo-Padua line, and is the origin of the Treviso line.

Until 1966, the Montebelluna-Susegana railway also branched off from the same station, built in 1916 for military purposes.

With the update of the Rfi-Mit program contract of 24 July 2019, the missing funds were allocated for the electrification of the entire line up to Belluno, thus completing the last piece of the lower Belluno ring.[24]

A first continuous interruption occurred for the stretch of the Montebelluna-Feltre railway line, to allow for another phase of electrification works on the stretch up to Belluno which ended on 11 June 2022. Until 25 February next, all lines in service of the Marca Trevigiana and the province of Belluno will be open and active as normal and starting from 26 February the Montebelluna - Feltre section will close again, still affected by electrification works until 10 June 2023.[25]

Notable people[edit]

Sister cities[edit]

fountain in Dammarie-les-Lys square

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Municipal resident population statistics" (in Italian). 2021.
  4. ^ Montebelluna, Ansa VIaggiArt, 2019
  5. ^ "The Montello hill". 5 September 2005.
  6. ^ ISTAT (ed.). "Demographic balance and foreign resident population as at 31 December 2021 by gender and citizenship". Retrieved 31 July 2021.
  7. ^ Foreign citizens Pederobba 2022
  8. ^ Zaslowsky, Dyan (November 1989). "Getting in Gear For the Slopes". The New York Times. p. XX12. More than 70 percent of all ski boots produced in the world come from Montebelluna, a town north of Venice at the base of the Italian Alps.
  9. ^ Solomon, Christopher (August 2015). "Montebelluna: Birth of the Boots [Online title: The Italian City That Probably Made Your Boots]". Outside. pp. 56–60.
  10. ^ "Fila Fact Sheet". Fila. Archived from the original on 2007-07-05. Retrieved 2007-07-24.
  11. ^ "Museo dello Scarpone e della Scarpa Sportiva". Museo dello scarpone e della calzatura sportiva.
  12. ^ Montebelluna 150 - 2022
  13. ^ "Scuole secondarie di II grado". Retrieved 10 September 2021.
  14. ^ "L'istituto". (in Italian). Retrieved 14 February 2022.
  15. ^ Rigenerazione del
  16. ^ Lavori a ritmo serrato per la nuova sede di Einaudi-Scarpa e Maffioli 2022
  17. ^ "Biblioteca Comunale di Montebelluna". Biblioteca Comunale di Montebelluna. Retrieved 10 September 2021.
  18. ^ "Museo di Storia Naturale ed archeologia di Montebelluna". (in Italian). Retrieved 10 September 2021.
  19. ^ "Memoriale Veneto della Grande Guerra di Montebelluna". (in Italian). Retrieved 10 September 2021.
  20. ^ "Villa Burchielati, Zuccareda, Binetti" (PDF). Retrieved 21 December 2022.
  21. ^ Inaugurato il sottopasso ferroviario di via 18/02/2023
  22. ^ Mobilità di Marca - sito aziendale
  23. ^ "Trasporti, inaugurata la linea ferroviaria elettrificata Padova-Montebelluna". 13 December 2020.
  24. ^ "Comunicato n° 1214 - Regione del Veneto". Regione Veneto. 2019-07-24.
  25. ^ "Nuova tranche di lavori: a febbraio chiude di nuovo la ferrovia Montebelluna – Feltre". 2022-12-10.
  26. ^ "Driver: Brando Badoer | Driver Database". Retrieved 2023-05-21.

External links[edit]

Media related to Montebelluna at Wikimedia Commons