Belluno is both the gateway to the Dolomites and the path towards the Venetian plains. The capital of the province of Belluno is a small jewel, nestled between majestic mountain ranges and cradled by the waters of the Piave River. Ancient Celtics named Belluno Belo-dunum or bright, shining city, as it was considered the sunniest area of the Piave valley. The historic centre is a popular meeting place for locals; noble palaces, fountains and artistic masterpieces are a pleasant discovery for tourists. Belluno and its surrounding areas enjoy a harmonious confluence of nature and urban life.

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Fulcis Museum

With over 3,000 metres of exhibition space in a palace with 18th-century stuccoes and frescoes, Belluno’s Civic Museum is the pearl of the city’s historic centre. The museum complex spreads over five floors and contains 24 rooms in one of the most beautiful 18th-century buildings in Veneto. It houses numerous important works of art and collections, such as the ‘Pinacoteca’ exhibit that contains paintings and frescoes by artists who lived or worked in the Belluno area.

Interactive Museum of Migration (MIM)

The MIM museum is located at the headquarters of the ‘Bellunese in the Worldassociation, a reference point for migrants in Belluno and abroad. For several years, individuals participating in tours organised by the association have stayed at the Lucia De Conz Foundation while visiting cities and attractions in the Veneto region. The museum has small interactive exhibits that aim to help visitors understand the universal migration experience; one exhibit showcases photographic portraits and video interviews of Belluno residents who have moved abroad. The museum also organises ten different workshops for local students.

Piazza Duomo, the Cathedral Square – Photo credits Boerescu on shutterstock.com
The Piave River – Photo credits Corrado Baratta on shutterstock.com

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