Belluno is amazingly beautiful, nestled between the Piave and Ardo rivers, at the foot of the Dolomites.
Surrounded by meadows and hills, it welcomes visitors in a unique way. In the historic centre different eras embrace one another harmoniously and in the immediate surroundings you will discover ancient houses made of typical architecture, traditional ‘cortivi’ together with tiny churches containing precious works of art. Mother Nature has certainly made herself at home in Belluno.
Part of the territory falls within the Belluno Dolomites National Park (the only town in Italy to do so) and the mountains that surround the city have UNESCO World Heritage status. Belluno is encircled by greenery, touched by water, and crowned by mountains, nestled as it is in the foothills of the Dolomites. Here life is good: so much so that it has topped quality of life charts in consecutive years. Here you can participate in almost any outdoor activity right on your doorstep.
The name of Belluno (nicknamed the “Shining City”) has its roots in Celtic times, in reference to the god of the sun, Beleno, thanks to its shimmering surroundings and beautiful colours. Belluno is awash with light and constantly changing colours, different with every blink of an eyelid. Amazing, unforgettable, adorable.