The city of Belluno is located at the foot of the Dolomites in the northern part of the Veneto region. It is known as ‘the shining city’, a term attributed to it by the Celts precisely because of the beauty of the surrounding landscape. Equally beautiful is the city itself, and we recommend a walk through its precious historic centre to discover its artistic and architectural treasures.
After a coffee on the Piazza del Duomo, the political heart of the city, you can admire the surrounding historical buildings such as the Palazzo dei Rettori, Palazzo Rosso, the Bishop’s Palace and the Cathedral of San Martino. In the centre stands the fountain of San Gioatà, one of many that characterise the Old Town. Piazza dei Martiri, on the other hand, is a favourite spot for residents and a commercial hub: it is characterised by its Renaissance structure.
Belluno’s name is linked to its artistic son Andrea Brustolon, a famous Baroque sculptor, who bequeathed many of his works to the city. To admire them, you can go to the church of San Pietro, where two of his altarpieces can be seen, or to Palazzo Fulcis, home to the Museo Civico, which also houses masterpieces by Sebastiano Ricci, Domenico Tintoretto, Ippolito Caffi and other artists from the 14th century to the early 20th century.