THE FAIRYTALE LANDSCAPES OF VALBELLUNA: FROM ZUMELLE CASTLE TO THE BLUE CAVE
An excursion to discover the ancient traditions and fairytale landscapes of Valbelluna. A corner of green and unspoiled nature that preserves precious treasures such as the Blue Cave and the Zumelle Castle, which rises majestically on a hill near Mel, one of the “most beautiful villages in Italy”.
“The wild profile of the looming mountains increases the sense of solitude, of legend, of patriarchal life, of antiquity, of mystery”, writes Dino Buzzati of these splendid places. We will immerse ourselves in this atmosphere so dear to the writer and painter from Belluno, walking on silent and panoramic paths, on what was once the Via Claudia Augusta Altinate, the ancient Roman road that from the plains of the Adriatic led up to the Danube.
We will be enchanted by the turquoise waters of the Blue Cave and then we will reach the Zumelle Castle that contains within its walls stories and legends that have as protagonist the whole Valbelluna.
An opportunity to see places and landscapes with new eyes, attentive to colors, subtle nuances, aromas and flavors of local traditions and history.
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2 hours and half approx.
• Time: at 9.00 am, departure at 9.15 am.
• Location: in front of the castle ticket office at Via San Donà 4, Borgo Valbelluna Loc. Mel (Belluno).
Medium. Route of 4,5 km (return on the same route). Recommended for children 10 ages and up.
Difference in altitude
Sportswear, a waterproof jacket, trekking shoes, long pants, small lightweight backpack, at least 1 liter of water per person, snacks, spare clothes and shoes.
€ 15 for adults. € 8 for children from 10 up to 14 years old. Not included € 1 for car parking.
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In case of bad weather or if the minimum number of participants is not reached, the organization reserves the right to cancel the excursion until the day before the activity. The itinerary may vary according to weather and environmental conditions, as well as for any reason linked to the safety of the participants.
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