Venice and the mountains, two territories so different yet so close you couldn’t imagine (watch the beautiful cover picture by Claudio Vianello). From high altitude to zero meters, from summits to sea, Venice and the dolomites are two distinct worlds, two unique places – both part of the UNESCO patrimony – both as beautiful as they are different.
But the reality is all different. The Venetian Mountains have always had a solid relationship with the Venice and its residents. Still today, many Venetians spend their summer or winter vacations in the marvelous mountains located in Veneto Region. The renowned location Cortina d’Ampezzo and all Cadore, and other places like Zoldano to Agordino. So then why not take advantage of the vicinity of the Bellunesi Mountains from Venice (that is only about 1h30’ by car) and discover both these incredible locations?
If you’re on vacation in Venice (or your organizing one) even a day trip can be the perfect occasion to discover the marvelous nature in these mountains. In the summer or winter the connections are numerous, even public transportation: by bus- you can choose between lines ATVO or Flixbus, by train you can easily reach Belluno or if you prefer there are many car rental services in the lagoon area.
If you still aren’t convinced of the nearness between these two realities (the beauty of the two is unequivocal), just look at the many photos of Venice that show the limpid winter days and you can see the dolomite mountain peaks in the background.
From the cultural and architectural discoveries of Venice to the exceptional alpine landscape located in these mountains, the transition from one to the other is very brief. Connecting the two experiences, for one or more days, can be a great choice to add to your trip to Italy that includes mountains and sea.