Protected by the Eastern Dolomites, divided between Veneto and Trentino-Alto Adige, and one step away from Austria, rises the Cadore.
Cadore is an ancient land, with its own history, its own culinary tradition and its own language as well (Ladin).
It enjoys a panoramic position that makes it one of the most beautiful Italian territories.
Made up of 22 municipalities, this territory is endowed with many peculiarities that attract thousands and thousands of tourists every year, both in winter and in summer.
The typical dishes of Cadore refer to the nearby territories, combining the main characteristics of mountain cuisine: simplicity and genuineness of products and raw materials.
The most characteristic dishes of the area are polenta, goulash, spare ribs, pork shank and sausages, pastin, melted cheese, casunziei and of course canederli and gnocchi.
Among the desserts, the strudel, apple fritters and artisanal ice creams are definitely worth trying.
Cadore is full of natural attractions, just waiting to be visited and experienced. Among the most important, we remember: Lake Misurina, the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, the Cadini di Misurina, the Croda dei Toni, the suggestive sources of river Piave, Sappada and Sappada peak with the characteristic waterfalls and the mount Antelao.
Not only natural attractions: among the various municipalities of Cadore it is possible to visit numerous museums (such as the Eyewear Museum in Pieve di Cadore or the Ethnographic Museum of San Vito di Cadore) and places of historical and artistic interest, such as the birthplace of painter Tiziano Vecellio, located in Pieve di Cadore.
Among the towns, San Vito di Cadore, Borca di Cadore and, finally, Cortina d’Ampezzo, the Pearl of the Dolomites, certainly deserve a visit.
During the winter the absolute protagonist is obviously skiing, which in the Dolomites combines fun with breathtaking views. Even the excursions with snowshoes attract thousands of tourists and enthusiasts every year. Not surprisingly, Cadore is known as the “Kingdom of snowshoes".
When the weather is nice, in spring and summer, it's time to go hiking: on foot, by bike or mountain bike, there really is something for everyone. Cadore offers many paths to explore and to satisfy all the senses. Rowing is certainly worth mentioning as well: numerous international competitions are held in the Auronzo di Cadore lake.