A "off the beaten path" town in Northern Italy.
01.12.2018 - 01.12.2018 3 °C
Feltre is a town in Veneto region. It is 20 kilometers southwest from Belluno. It is not far from my village. It takes only one hour to get there.
I have visited Feltre several times.
The town old core was practically rebuilt by the Venetians in 1510; after having been mostly destroyed by Maximilian troops.
This old center is located on a hill. Here the main square; piazza Maggiore is situated.
Piazza Maggiore is surrounded by some buildings as Saint Roque church; built in the '500; by the town hall which is made of two palaces. One of these houses a wooden theatre created in 1500 and restored in 1802. This was named Teatro de la Sena. You can visit it, but it has odd opening hours.
At piazza Maggiore you can see two columns and two statues of famous Feltre' s citizens.
You can see lots of frescoed palaces in the old core. Some of these are really well preserved.
Once you have explored the town center you could head to the lower town in order to visit the duomo (cathedral) and the archaeological area. The duomo was built in the XVI century and reconstructed after a fire in 1585. There is a crypt under this church. The archaeological area is located near the cathedral.
You can see some frescoed palaces even in the modern area of Feltre.
If you visit Feltre, don' t miss Garbujo. This confectionery has been opened since the end of 1800 by Luigi Garbuio in Seren del Grappa (a village). Later this confectionery was moved to Feltre by his son Carlo.
Garbuio has lots of kind of pastries and cakes. You can even find some typical sweets here. This confectionery is a shop as well. In fact here they sell various items, as tea pots, mugs, chocolates, wines and other alcoholic drinks.
It' s Christmas time at Garbuio' s.