Up in the northern Italian region of Veneto lies the municipality of Falcade. It is approximately 110 kilometers away from Venice. This makes travel a fairly long but worthwhile experience. After all, the town is well-known among passionate winter sport athletes. It is located at the outskirts of the Trevalli Ski Area which can be considered as part of the mighty Dolomites. In the summer, the snow melts and white gives way to green as Falcade welcomes outdoor lovers from all over the world. There are plenty of things to do in Falcade Italy as shown below:
Augusto Murer Museum
Perhaps the town’s most famous son, Augusto Murer is a celebrated sculptor and painter. He was born in 1922 and died in 1985. In between, he lived a colorful life that was closely intertwined with the social upheavals in Italy. Most of his sculptures are in wood and bronze. They deal with themes like political resistance, war, and religion. Several Italian cities display his work in their squares. The museum holds many of his prized pieces to keep his memory alive. It also features a beautiful garden framed by the lush trees and massive mountains all around.
I Tabia di Falcade
Tabia are essentially wooden barns. Their primary purpose is to house cattle and store hay. There are plenty of such barns around Falcade and nearby towns. Some of these are hundreds of years old and have been preserved for the new generation to appreciate. On the front of these structures are markers which contain the dates of construction and restorations. The oldest can be traced to the 17th century. The methods used to put erect them provide clues about the genius of the early builders. Studying different tabias provide clues as to how architect evolved in the region throughout the centuries.
Ski Area San Pellegrino-Alpe Lusia
For the majority of winter travelers to Falcade, the main objective is to ski on beautiful Italian slopes. They will not be disappointed as there are plenty of options in the region. The Ski Area San Pellegrino-Alpe Lusia allows enthusiastic skiers to play on the slopes while the sun is at their backs. They can focus on the descent instead of worrying about glare. This playground is almost 100 kilometers across and has all of the modern amenities that one would expect from a ski resort. Both beginners and elite athletes will find something to excite them here.
Ufficio Turistico di Falcade
The tourist office of Falcade has everything you would need to have a great stay. The staff can answer all pertinent questions on lodging, travel arrangements, destinations, local food, and so on. It is located at the town hall, on the ground floor. You can’t miss it! You should be able to see it right away since the town hall is at the center of Falcade and is just a few meters away from the bus stop. This place is open every day during peak season, though only in the morning on Sundays. They have excellent materials on local trails, cultural events, and other useful information.
La Valle del Biois
It has been described as an enchanted valley. Those who travel here are in luck because, despite its incredible beauty, it is still a secluded area with only a small number of tourists. There are no waiting lines or noisy groups to ruin the experience. Here you will see a large park with a pond that is conducive to leisurely strolls for couples, families, and meditative solo travelers. One can have picnics or have a good run around the park. Many other sports are possible thanks to the existing facilities. There are hotels offering decent accommodation, pastry shops for tasty treats, and bars for the occasional drink.
Passeggiata – Valfredda – Fuciade (Falcade)
If you like to hike amidst gorgeous scenery, then this is a route that you can take. It is best described as a simple walk on well-maintained roads and trails. The start is at the La Flora Alpina refuge and goes through the valley crossing a small stream. Pass through streets with charming chalets, and take whatever route you fancy. There are easy paths towards the Fuciade basin and more challenging ones like the Col de Bechet, Forca Rossa, Formenton towers, and so on. The small mountain huts along the way were used long ago for hay gathering.
Chiesa Beata Vergine dell’Immacolata
This church of the Immaculate Virgin Mary is an important place of worship in Falcade. You can get there by walking from the center of the town. If you would like to check if there are any masses or celebrations, then just check out the bulletin board outside. Cultural and musical events are held here, too. This majestic place is welcoming to any guest. Those who are going to use the cable car might want to leave early to have time to spend at this church. It is filled with inspiring artworks from the 9th and 10th century, as well as contemporary artists. It is also a great spot to have a view overlooking the Falcade valley.
Passeggiata – Sappade – Cascata delle Barezze (Falcade)
This is another hiking trail for nature lovers who come here in the summer. An average person should be able to complete it in two to three hours. The only tricky section is the one going down the bridge towards the waterfall, but hikers swear that it’s all worth it. Stopping by the small church in Sappade and taking a quick tour of the village should also prove to be enjoyable. Those who like mushrooms can get some in the adjacent woods.
Nearby Areas to Visit
Since Falcade is around the famous Dolomites, hikers can get a local guide and explore more of the epic climbs in the region. This will surely be an adventure of a lifetime. In the Province of Belluno, other places to visit are the Marmolada, Monte Civetta, Passo Giao, Lago di Sorapiss, and Tre Cime di Lavaredo.