In the Dolomites in Belluno, Cibiana di Cadore is a little treasure trove of undiscovered old houses, colourful murals, cobblestone streets and a simple, authentic welcome.
Over the years, this quaint mountain village has welcomed artists from all around the world who have transformed the walls of homes into many works of art centred around legends, trades, crafts and way of life of bygone days. Walking through its lanes, you will find yourself in a truly unique open-air museum that keeps the memory of this place alive.
Curiosities and tips
- In the past, Cibiana was well known for its hand-forged keys: 50 workshops were making keys there in the late 1800s. This tradition has continued as millions of keys are still produced and exported around the world.
- Look around, can you recognize Monte Pelmo, Monte Antelao, Monte Rite or Monte Penna?
- “Scarpet” or “Scarpete” are traditional footwear made from scraps of fabric and rope
- The Museum in the Clouds, conceived by Messner and located on Monte Rite at 2,187 metres above sea level, tells the story of the exploration of the Dolomite Mountains, a “vertical world.”