Come and discover the beauty and fascinating traditions of the Comelico area with a holiday on the Dolomites. You'll find enchanting landscapes and opportunities to satisfy your desire for nature, history and the arts, not forgetting the extraordinary wealth of genuine flavours that Sappada and the surrounding areas offers its guests during a vacation on the Dolomites.
Located just south of the border with Austria, the Comelico is an area of ethnic Ladins on the edge of the Dolomites. At the crossroads between Val Pàdola and Puster is Santo Stefano di Cadore, its main cultural centre, while higher up is the town of San Pietro di Cadore and the beautiful area of Val Visdende.
A holiday in these places is without doubt the ideal solution for combining culture and tradition with the peace and quiet of the mountains, but is also just the place for outdoor sports with a remarkable network of trails that winds its way through the majestic mountains.
The bright green of the meadows, the dark green of the woods, the white houses contrasting with the of brown haylofts will compose the most beautiful mountain landscapes before your very eyes, framed by the greyish-pink shades of the Dolomites.
The towns of the Comelico:
Santo Stefano di Cadore
Santo Stefano di Cadore is a vital centre of the (Lower) Comelico Inferiore. It is located in a valley of green meadows and forests at the confluence of the Padola stream with the Piave River, surrounded by imposing Dolomite peaks such as mountains Tudaio (2,140 m), Krissin (2,503m), Aiarnola (2,456 meters) and Popera (2,513 m).
San Pietro di Cadore
San Pietro di Cadore is located north of the main road from Santo Stefano towards Sappada. San Pietro is famous for the beautiful Palazzo Poli, a seventeenth-century building with its soberly and beautifully frescoed halls.
Perched on a green hillside dotted with tabià (hay-lofts), Costalta has retained a distinctive appearance, and rustic wooden houses built with the blockbau technique and dating mainly from the nineteenth century.
Danta di Cadore
Danta di Cadore enjoys privileged exposure to the sun and an almost intact natural environment, with large areas covered by verdant meadows, dense coniferous woods and surrounded by a circle of high rocky peaks.
The Municipality of Comelico Superiore
Comelico Superiore is on the northern edge of the province of Belluno and is bordered by the Autonomous Province of Bolzano and Austria. The municipality consists of four towns: Padola, Dosoledo, Candide and Casamazzagno, as well as the three villages of Sacco, Sega Digon and Sopalù which surround the main centres.
San Nicolò di Comelico, located at 1,062 meters above sea level, is a charming mountain village, surrounded by beautiful mountains, which offer idyllic panoramic views In common with the other localities of the Comelico this town operates the a Commoners’ system that for centuries has planned forestry, pastoral and public organization activities in the area.