Art and beauty of Belluno

Within an ancient circle of high walls, with towers and turrets, as well as a castle, the city today has many reminders of its rich past: the three ancient gates – Dojona, Dante and Hugo, the precious fountains, the Cathedral with the incredible works of art and outstanding bell of Juvarra. The Gothic Church of St. Stephen, the nineteenth-century theatre, the Votive Church of San Rocco are all gems found within the historic center. The Martyrs’ Square is surrounded by a wide frame of arcades, like the living room of the city, with the wonderful manicured gardens. The nearby Piazza delle Erbe is a small treasure chest enclosed by precious ancient palaces. A few steps away is the Piazza del Duomo, onto which the Basilica of St. Martin faces, the Red Palace, the City Hall, the Prefecture- once the palace of the Venetian rectors, the Auditorium, the ancient seat of the Bishops warriors, and the Palace of lawyers, which now houses the Museo Civico, rich in works of art.