Calalzo Di Cadore is the main railway point of this region of the Dolomite Mountains, in fact it is the end point of the railway line to this region. The trains mainly come from major towns and cities of the Veneto region such as Venice, Padova, Verona etc. During the peak seasons, there are trains all the way from Milan bringing people here and then transfer by Dolomiti buses to the famous ski-ing town of Cortina d'Ampezzo (about 1 hour drive away).
There is a beautiful lake next to Calalzo Di Cadore which you should walk there to experience the nice scenery. Take a map from the tourist information counter at the railway station and ask for directions how to walk there. The path leading down to the lake is near to the railway station where the Eurospar and Lidl supermarkets are located. Please see the travelogue section of this VT page for more information and photos of the lake.
One of the main reasons why you should visit Calalzo Di Cadore is the stunning Dolomite Mountains surrounding the town, especially the Marmarole mountain range. Even during the train journey to the town, you will pass by some very beautiful mountain scenery, with mountains, rivers, deep valleys, alpine towns etc. Sunset at this town is beautiful, especially when the evening sun rays shine onto the mountains.
The town of Calalzo Di Cadore is small, and there is a lake next to the town where you can visit. When you reach the train station, there is a tourist information counter. Ask them for a map of the town and the route to the lake. It is very nice to walk around and experience something totally different from Venice for a change, the only thing you need to watch out is the fast vehicles travelling on the road (especially at corners and bends).
Enjoy the mountain air, stop for a coffee, a shot of Grappa, and simply enjoy life in its most basic form.
We love to wander the sreets of the mountain villages. I often forget that the photo I'm taking is a persons home, whereas I'm looking at it as a curious photo op.