The area between Alpago and Cansiglio offers a wide variety of views and activities to enjoy. Lake Santa Croce, the Cansiglio Forest, meadows, woods, hills, and mountains make up an unspoiled natural heritage that is combined with the equally important historical and cultural wealth.
An outdoor paradise, you can practise a variety of outdoor sports and activities: hiking for all levels of difficulty, bicycle routes (MTB, gravel and road); ski touring and snowshoeing, as well as golf, fishing, paragliding and hang gliding, kite, windsurfing and sailing on the lake.
There are many naturalistic gems in this area. The best known is probably the Cansiglio Forest where you can wander into the silence and quiet of its 7,000 hectares of beech, silver fir and spruce forests. A plateau of astonishing beauty that is tinged with vivid green during the summer, dresses up in flowers in spring, is coloured with foliage in the fall, and is covered with a fascinating white blanket in winter. Here you can engage in various outdoor activities, try the local cuisine, learn about the culture of the Cimbri at the Museum of Mankind in Cansiglio or in the ancient villages, as well as discover the variety of plant species in the Lorenzoni Botanical Garden.
Another popular place is Lake Santa Croce, the largest in the province: it offers countless opportunities for both a holiday packed with activities and some leisure time. Early in the morning or at sunset stop and savour the calm and rejuvenating beauty of the surroundings. However, the culture of Alpago is also made of a history rooted in the past: the archaeological findings in the area, the religious buildings dating back to different eras and the typical architecture of the different hamlets and villages bear witness to this.
- The challenging Alta Via No. 7 in 5 stages, totalling about 36 kilometres, connects the Dolomieu al Dolada Mountain Shelter to Tambre
- Every year, the historic Transcavallo event brings the best of international ski touring to the Alpago mountains
- Local products include Alpago Lamb, a Slow Food presidium. The lamb is a native breed, rustic and adapted to the alpine environment.
- 2-star restaurants: Dolada and Locanda San Lorenzo
- Villa Falìn in Pieve is the only Venetian villa in Alpago. Built in the 17th century, it has been remodelled in subsequent centuries
- Puos d’Alpago is home to Ital-Lenti (Italian Lenses), a symbol of the excellence of products made in Italy. Founded in 1955, it produces ophthalmic lenses and is one of the most innovative Italian companies in the industry.
- Fedon Group has been in business since 1919, and is the leading manufacturer and marketer of eyeglass cases, eyewear accessories and leather goods. There is a factory outlet in Farra d’Alpago