San Gregorio nelle Alpi is a municipality in Valbelluna valley where the presence of a good amount of Venetian influence can be seen in the villas and churches.
Also, nature is spectacular. You can enjoy nature with bike rides, hikes, and walks. Not to be missed is the climb to Pizzocco and, combining nature and history is the bicycle and pedestrian path along the Veses stream, the engine over the centuries of many factories on its banks which used water power.
If you are an art lover, you can't miss a visit to the church of Fumach with its frescoes and the parish church of San Gregorio, which houses the altarpiece by Alessandro Bonvicini, known as "Il Moretto da Brescia," a perfect representation of Venetian painting and the pictorial taste linked to Giorgione.
Strolling through the hamlets, you will be struck by Villa Sandi and Villa Rudio in Paderno, and by Villabruna in Fumach, elegant and stately Venetian villas that characterize the landscape.
Curiosities and tips
- Of particular note is the "Museum of Zoche and Tarsia” which has a collection of centuries-old tree roots and wooden inlays, made by skilled local sculptors
- Villa Sandi has a unique square plan structure flanked by two towers that make it look like a miniature castle
- The mountain shelter called Casera Ere on Monte Pizzocco is easy to reach and offers breath-taking views of the whole of the Valbelluna area. For more experienced hikers, it is possible to continue to Palìa Bivouac at an altitude of 1,577 m above sea level