Pieve di Cadore

Pieve di Cadore, (Belluno)
Pieve di Cadore is a comune (municipality) in the province of Belluno in the Italian region of Veneto, about 110 kilometres (68 miles) north of Venice and about 35 km (22 miles) northeast of Belluno. "Pieve" means "Parish church". It is the birthplace of the Italian painter Titian.With its strategic location, the town was a medieval stronghold with fortifications, called the "walled city of the Veneto." The main sight is the Palazzo della Magnifica Comunità ("Palace of the Magnificent Community"), built in 1447 by the eponymous council which then ruled the city. It has a merloned tower which was completed in 1491.TransportA highway, SS51, connects the town with other communities in the Cadore Dolomite region.Sports and TourismSports facilitiesThe town has a swimming pool, tennis club, ice hockey arena, a bocce stadium, and soccer fields.Giro d'ItaliaThe route of the 2013 Giro d'Italia passed through Calalzo di Cadore during Stage 11.Notable residentsTitian (Tiziano Vecellio) - Italian Renaissance painter, born in Pieve di Cadore (c.1488-1576)ReferencesExternal linksOfficial website (Italian)Old postcards from Tai di Cadore (municipality of Pieve di Cadore) (Italian)