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    by croisbeauty Updated Jun 22, 2012

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    Palazzo dei Rettori (the Rectors Palace) is undoubtely the most attractive building in Piazza Duomo. The contruction of it was started in 1409 on a site of and medieval fortress. During rector Matteo Tiepolo in 1496 the building was completely reconstructed, to its present look. Its original Venetian Ghotic style was transformed into Reneissance, with richly decorated facade.
    It has nice arched portico and beautiful quadriphora in the central part of the first floor. The whole front facade is adorned by the busts of all rectors of the "Serenissima". On the top of the left corner rises "La Torretta dell'Orologio" (Clock Tower), added in 1536.
    The palace was the seat of Venetian governor, today it houses Prefettura (Prefecture) of Belluno.

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    by croisbeauty Updated Jun 22, 2012

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    Il Vescovado Vecchio (the Old Bishopric) will probably be the first building to catch your attention, soon after exciting to the square. The Old Bishopric was built in 1190 by Bishop-Count Gerardo de' Taccoli and today it houses the Auditorium. The original structure was provided by three towers, but only one of the survived in its original form. For a very long time it was used as Torre Civica (the Civic Tower).

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    by croisbeauty Updated Jun 22, 2012

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    Piazza Duomo is starting point in explorings of Belluno if reaching there by the escalator from Park Lambioi. It is sight where rises the most beautiful architectural monuments of the city. The escalator will bring you to the square throughout the Palazzo di Giustizia, and it is from where you will go downstairs to the parking place.
    Piazza Duomo is harmoniously closed by number of beautiful palaces built from the 12th to the 15th century, representing governing, administrative and religious center of Belluno.

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    by croisbeauty Updated Jun 22, 2012

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    Those who travel by car, which is the most comfortable way to reach Belluno, should follow the marks leading to Park Lambioi situated next to the banks of the River Piave. There is a huge parking place for the tourists and visitors of Belluno, free of charge.
    Park Lambioi is the best starting point because there is a covered escalator which will bring you up to the Piazza Duomo in a minute. The altitude is of 40 meters.

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    by croisbeauty Updated Jun 25, 2012

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    This castle has a structure reminniscent of medieval cstles with towers, passageways, merlots, battlements and mullioned windows, though it was built in 1905 for CIGA, an important hotel chain company, which sold it to Venetian nobleman Bortoluzzi soon after the structure was completed. Bortoluzzi used it for the summer residence and after he died his daughters lived here, but they didn't care much for the maintance and the castle was in a state of complete disrepair.
    The company which acquired the castle renewd it recently and it is known now as Residenza Castello, organized into 19 apartments.

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    by croisbeauty Updated Jun 25, 2012

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    Piave begins in the Alps and flows southeast for like 220 kilometres into the Adriatic Sea near Venice. This relatively short but beautiful river has mythical signification in the history and memory of Italian people.
    In 1809 it was scene of battle during the Napoleonic wars, in which Franco-Italian and Austrian forces clashed.
    During World War I, in 1918 it was scene of famous Battle of the Piave River, the last major campaigne of KundK Monarchy on the Italian front, costing monarchy almost 200.000 casualties.
    For Italians this river is called "Fiume sacro alla Patria" (Sacred river of the Homeland), mentioned in a very popular patriotic song "La leggenda del Piave".
    River Piave is a real jewel of the Dolomites. I took this pictures in the vicinity of Ponte nelle Alpi.

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