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Belluno: what to see, where to eat and what to do in the evening

Belluno is one of the most famous towns in the Veneto. Founded in the 2009st century BC, it is also one of the cities that attracts a fair number of tourists, mountain enthusiasts, thanks to its proximity to the Dolomites. The Belluno mountain range owes its entrance to the Unesco sites, which in declared its National Park of the Belluno Dolomites a World Heritage Site. But Belluno is not just mountains, but much more. Let's find out together in this guide.


Index

  1. 10 things to see in Belluno in a weekend
  2. What to see in Belluno in one day: recommended itinerary
  3. Where to eat in Belluno: the best restaurants
  4. What to do in the evening: the nightlife areas and the best clubs in Belluno
  5. Plan your stay in Belluno: info and useful tips
  6. User questions and comments

10 things to see in Belluno in a weekend

1 - Cathedral of San Martino

Built on the remains of an ancient early Christian church, the Cathedral of San Martino was built in the sixteenth century, but at that time its famous bell tower still wasn't there. The bell tower in fact dates back to the eighteenth century, like the dome of the building.


  • it is 0,8 km from the central station, 10 minutes on foot - Get directions
  • always accessible
  • free

2 - Church of Santo Stefano

Dating back to the th century, this beautiful Gothic church is famous for the amount of priceless works it contains. In fact, between its three naves there are frescoes by Jacolo da Montagna, paintings by Cesare Vecellio and Gaspare Diziani, up to the candelabra by Andrea Brustolon and the wooden group by Matteo Casa.



  • it is 0,8 km from the central station, 10 minutes on foot - Get directions
  • always accessible
  • free

3 - Fulcis Palace

Inside Palazzo Fulcis, which tells the story of Belluno and its leading figures, there are some of the most important works of the artists who were born in Belluno. Among these we point out the works of Sebastiano Ricci, Gaspare Diziani and Andrea Brustolon.

  • it is 0,7 km from the central station, 9 minutes on foot - Get directions
  • Tue-Fri 9: 30-12: 30/15: 30-18: 30, Sat, Sun and holidays 10: 00-18: 30
  • full € 8,00. Reduced € 5,00

4 - Palazzo dei Rectors and Fountain of San Gioatà

Palazzo dei Rectors is one of the most prestigious buildings in Belluno, as well as being the seat of the prefecture. Example of Renaissance architecture, it is characterized by mullioned windows and central loggias, as well as a bell tower located in a lateral position, known as the Town Clock Tower, built on a project by Valerio da San Vittore. In front of the Cathedral you will also find the Fountain of San Gioatà, on which stands a representation of the co-patron of the city.

  • it is 0,8 km from the central station, 9 minutes on foot - Get directions
  • visitable from the outside
  • free

5 - Porta Dojona

Porta Dojona, which takes its name from the tower with which it formed an important defensive fortified complex, dates back to the end of 1200 and is composed of two different levels, the last of which was built during the Renaissance period.



  • it is about 0,8 km from the central station, 10 minutes on foot - Get directions
  • always accessible
  • free

6 - Municipal Theater

Built in the first half of the nineteenth century on a project by Giuseppe Segusini, the Municipal Theater of Belluno is characterized not only by its neoclassical style, but also by its entrance, in which the two lions standing on either side of the stairway: one represents music and the other poetry. Inside, don't expect to find the original paintings: the rooms have in fact been renovated three times, the last of which was in 1993.

  • it is 0,7 km from the central station, 9 minutes on foot - Get directions
  • open in conjunction with cultural events and initiatives
  • depending on the event

7 - Porta Rugo

Porta Rugo was the ancient southern entrance to the city. Restored in 1902, this ancient access road to Belluno was part of a more complex defense system which was destroyed in the th century. Today the only thing that remains is the arch made of terracotta.

  • it is 1,3 km from the central station, 15 minutes on foot - Get directions
  • always accessible
  • free

8 - Piazza dei Martiri

Also known by the name of Campedél, it is the most famous square in the city, and also one of the most loved by the citizens of Belluno. Piazza dei Martiri is the city's meeting point par excellence, thanks to its numerous rooms, gardens and arcades that run through it, which make it suitable even on rainy days.



  • it is about 0,8 km from the central station, 8 minutes on foot - Get directions
  • always accessible
  • free

9 - Mim

Il Interactive Museum of Migrations it is one of the main attractions of the city. Inside you will be able to learn about the experience of hundreds of people, emigrants and immigrants, which can be relived interactively, with workshops and events even outside the confines of the museum.

  • it is 0,2 km from the central station, 3 minutes on foot - Get directions
  • Mon-Fri 8: 30-12: 30/15: 00-18: 00, Sat and Sun by reservation
  • full € 5,00, reduced € 3,00

10 - Ponte Vecchio

Built in full Austrian domination, of Ponte Vecchio today only the ruins are visible, but it remains an element of fundamental importance for the city. It collapsed for the first time in 1872 and was rebuilt twice: the first in 1882, and the second during the First World War, but this time in wood, only to be destroyed again by the Austrians in 1918.

  • it is 1,4 km from the central station, 17 minutes on foot or 6 minutes by car - Get directions
  • always accessible
  • free

What to see in Belluno in one day: recommended itinerary


Morning: Taking as reference the central station of Belluno, our day can start by taking a dip in the past thanks to Mim, the Interactive Museum of Migrations. At the end of the visit we move on to the church of San Biagio and Stefano, a stone's throw from the municipal park. After admiring its interiors it is time to move on to the Civic Museum of Palazzo Fulcis, with its artistic testimonies of the major painters and sculptors of the city. From here it will be very easy to get to the Municipal Theater, just a few tens of meters away.

Afternoon: After having lunch at the Taverna Restaurant, you can walk along via Cipro until you reach Piazza dei Martiri, with its gardens. After some relaxation in the square par excellence of Belluno, it is time to go to the Palazzo dei Rettore, reachable along Via XXX Aprile, up to the Basilica of San Martino in Piazza Duomo.

Sera: In the evening, dedicate it to a walk on the Piave, perhaps after a different dinner than usual at the Enoteca Il Piacere, or discovering the southern area of ​​the historic center, up to its gateway to the city, Porta Rugo.

One day itinerary at a glance

  1. Breakfast at Al Picinin - Get directions
  2. Mim: Mon-Fri 8: 30-12: 30/15: 00-18: 00, Sat and Sun by reservation - ticket price: full € 5,00, reduced € 3,00
  3. Church of Santo Stefano: always open - ticket price: free
  4. Fulcis Palace: Tue-Fri 9: 30-12: 30/15: 30-18: 30, Sat, Sun and holidays 10: 00-18: 30 - ticket price: full € 8,00 reduced € 5,00
  5. Municipal Theatre: depending on the event - ticket cost: depending on the event
  6. Lunch at Taverna Restaurant - Get directions
  7. Piazza dei Martiri: always open - ticket price: free
  8. Palace of the Rectors: can be visited from the outside - ticket price: free
  9. Piazza Duomo: always open - ticket price: free
  10. Price at Enoteca Il Piacere - Get directions

Where to eat in Belluno: the best restaurants

  1. The Phoenix: Mediterranean cuisine with particular attention to fish dishes
    Average price per person: € 20,00
    Address and contacts: via Cavour, 13 (Get directions) / tel: 0437 380122
  2. The Niche: artisanal cuisine aimed at the preparation of traditional dishes
    Average price per person: € 30,00
    Address and contacts: via Giacomo Matteotti, 17 (Get directions) / tel: 327 175 0911
  3. Astor Food Cafe: restaurant with a simple but tasty menu, with meat and fish dishes
    Average price per person: € 20,00
    Address and contacts: piazza dei Martiri, 26 (Get directions) / tel: 0437 943756
  4. La Taverna: specialized in traditional Belluno cuisine, with generous portions. Average price per person: € 25,00. Address and contacts: Via Cipro, 7 (Get directions) / tel: +39 335 639 2970
  5. Il Piacere wine shop: typical Belluno cuisine with a wide choice of wines. Average price per person: € 25,00. Address and contacts: Via Mezzaterra, 94 (Get directions) / tel: +39 0437 27705

What to do in the evening: the nightlife areas and the best clubs in Belluno

Due to the quite cold temperatures, in Belluno the nightlife is concentrated inside the clubs. Very frequent are the breweries and pubs in the historic center, which allow you to have dinner and after dinner in the same place, in the company of good music.

The best pubs, clubs and discos

  • The Werewolf Koala: open until late at night, with a wide choice of sandwiches, draft beers and rock music.
    Address: via Mezzaterra, 28 (Get directions) / Facebook page
  • Excalibur ristopub: casual place with a wide choice of beers and food. Try the pizza with Neapolitan dough
    Address: via Tiziano Vecellio, 5 (Get directions) / Facebook page
  • Caffe Deon 1870: historic place of Belluno, where it is possible to dine with glasses of wine and cocktails
    Address: Piazza dei Martiri, 31 (Get directions) / Facebook page

Plan your stay in Belluno: info and useful tips

  • Belluno is easily reachable by bus, car and train from the major Italian cities. If you want to arrive here by plane, the nearest airport is Treviso (70 km). Belluno is 317 km from Milan (4h by car), 227 km from Bologna (2h, 36 min by car), 70 km from Treviso (1h by car).
  • Getting around: You can easily visit Belluno on foot. The historic center of the city is in fact quite collected. It is different if you want to visit the neighboring areas instead. In that case the best choice is to use the car.
  • Where to park: in Belluno you will find many car parks within walking distance of the historic center. Near the train station you will find at least 5, although the largest, the Lambioi car park (Get directions), is located a stone's throw from the Piave.
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 52,00 per room -
  • What to see in the surroundings: Eastern Alps, Routes of the Dolomites, Croda da Lago, Monte Civetta. The nearest tourist resorts are Cortina d'Ampezzo (87 km), Venice (107 km), Bassano del Grappa (78 km).
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