“…This is the right place to stop for a while and admire one of the most beautiful areas you can find in the heart of the Dolomites. A green valley covered by woods and meadows, with scattered villages, surrounded by the nude and imposing Dolomites, with their fantastic and bold appearance…A real fascination!” (Description of Selva di Cadore in “Il Bel Paese” – Don Antonio Stoppani)
SELVA DI CADORE is a wonderful summer and winter tourist resort in the heart of the Veneto Dolomites, in the Province of Belluno.
Composed of small Ladin villages and located at around 1,300m, Selva di Cadore has developed in the sunny and bright Fiorentina Valley. This valley is set in a spectacular location among the imposing and sharp mountains of the Dolomites: the majestic Pelmo, Civetta and, in the background, on one side Marmolada and its perennial glacier, on the other side the savage mountain group of Cernera. Traditions, sports and culture are the strong points of our valley. A perfect destination for those who are looking for peace and quiet, in close contact with nature.
There are numerous attractions and things to do in the valley. During the summer our visitors can enjoy easy walks, excursions and cultural and archaeological itineraries. The famous places are the nearby First World War positions and trenches in the Lagazuoi/Cinque Torri area, the Alta Via no.1, the Mondeval Mesolithic site and the Mandriz Neolithic site, where archaeological finds of international value have been uncovered.
Moreover, the valley offers a lot of mountain bike routes, via ferrata routes and ascents for the sport and climbing addicts. For fishing lovers the Fiorentina Valley has several streams and torrents with clear water. Then, if you want to practise other sports, there is the new Sports Centre in Santa Fosca, equipped with basketball, tennis and volleyball courts, a five-a-side football field and a wide adventure playgrounds for children.
In the winter, Selva di Cadore is located in the ski circuit of the Ski Civetta area, the most extended ski area in Veneto with 80 km of downhill runs and a cross-country ski centre with 4 rings of different levels.
In every corner of our valley you can find small restaurants, alpine refuges and malgas where you can taste the typical cuisine of the Ladin tradition – recipes with traditional scents and flavours, homemade and prepared with Tyrol smoked ham, game meat, mushrooms and dairy products of our alpine pastures.
Culture is also an essential part of the place. The Vittorino Cazzetta Museum collects the archeological, geo-paleontological and historical finds discovered in the Fiorentina Valley and in the surrounding areas. The most important discoveries of great international significance are the burial with the ‘Skeleton of the Mondeval Man‘, dated back to the VI millennium B.C., and the fossil footprints uncovered on a rock of Mount Pelmetto and composed by three trails of three different species of dinosaurs (the first and the most ancient in Italy).
WELCOME TO VAL FIORENTINA
We wish you a wonderful holiday to carry in your heart.