The birthplace of Titian
Located in the Belluno Dolomites is the birthplace of the great late Renaissance painter Titian: Pieve di Cadore. This artist loved the location of his hometown, nestled in the heart of the Valle Cadorina, at the foot of the Antelao mountain group. Pieve offers breath-taking views of the Marmarole mountain range and the Sorapiss mountain.
Today, we have very little that remains of the painter’s life, other than a Madonna and Child with Four Saints, and his old house located in the centre of the village, with its traditional wood-panelled room. However, the main square in Pieve, Piazza Tiziano, is dedicated to him. There, you can admire the 16th-century Archaeological Museum of the Magnificent Community of Cadore. At one time, there was gatehouse here. Today, it houses Vecellio’s painting Dedication of Cadore in Venice and the Paleo-Venetian Archaeological Museum.
We also recommend visiting the Eyewear Museum, dedicated to the history and technological evolution of objects related to optics.
Finally, from Pieve, cycling enthusiasts can join The Long Road of the Dolomites cycle path, while trekking enthusiasts are spoilt for choice among the many itineraries through larch, beech and fir forests.