The 19th-century country villa of the Azzoni Avogadro family dominates the area from the top of a hill, surrounded by woods and cultivated fields. We are in the municipality of Cesiomaggiore at the foot of the Dolomiti Bellunesi National Park.
The estate, which now houses the Dolomites Ethnographic Museum, consists of two L-shaped buildings with a central courtyard into which the driveway enters and, more isolated to the west, the sharecropper's house. Inside you can see traces of 19th century decoration and, in some rooms, the original floor made of stone and terrace flooring.
Outside, the beautiful “Rose Garden” with a precious cluster of antique roses is worth a visit.
It is home to the Ethnographic Museum, which is open: www.museoetnograficodolomiti.it
- The antique roses in the garden were not purchased but taken from the gardens of local homes, cemeteries, and the gardens of parsonages, convents, and villas in the Belluno area.
- Visit the Dolomites Ethnographic Museum to discover Belluno and Venetian folk culture from the second half of the 19th century up until now Neoclassical and neo-Gothic, classical themes and astrology meet in this 19th-century villa.