Canale d Agordo lies along the Val Bios, at the mouth of the picturesque Val di Gares, surrounded by the mountain group called Pale di San Martino, the Focobon group and the Auta peaks.
With a tradition based on the processing of minerals extracted from the mines of Val di Gares and with a remarkable artistic heritage with works by, among others, sculptors Brustolon and Besarel, it is also known as the birthplace of the smiling pope, Albino Luciani, to whom a museum has been dedicated. It is possible to tour the house where he was born.
As in other valleys in Belluno, the traditional carnival is also celebrated here in which typical masks parade, the protagonist being "La Zinghenesta," the beauty queen the event is named after.
Curiosity and advice
- The first dairy cooperative in Italy was founded in Canale d’Agordo in 1872
- Originally the name of the town was Forno di Canale, a testament to the importance of processing minerals from the mines
- Don't miss going for a hike to the Comelle waterfalls in Val di Gares.