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Fornesighe


Nestled on a gentle slope facing south, the small village enjoys a dolomitic panorama on the Tamer San Sebastiano group and on the Spiz di Mezzodì, offshoots north of the Belluno Dolomites National Park. It perfectly preserves the typical mountain architecture of the Zoldano.
  • Village with park
  • UNESCO heritage
  • Suitable for disabled people
  • Camper parking area
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A look at Fornesighe
A look at Fornesighe
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Fornesighe di Forno di Zoldo By Franco Oliveri
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Fornesighe di Forno di Zoldo By Franco Oliveri

About the village

Fornesighe (Fornegiśe in Zoldo dialect) is located along the road to Passo Cibiana, in Dolomiti Bellunesi, in Veneto. The toponym clearly indicates the ancient presence of furnaces and fusine for machining of metals extracted from the mines of the nearby Val Inferna.

Set on a gentle slope exposed to the south, the small village has a wonderful panorama of the Dolomites on the Group of the Tamer San Sebastiano and on Spiz di Mezzodì, offshoots north of Dolomiti Bellunesi National Park. Perfectly preserves the architecture of a typical mountain of Zoldo. Among the noteworthy buildings, you recall the Bottega "Beretin" (with a fresco by the local artist Bruno De Pellegrin), house Arnoldo "Camelin", casa Costantin "Duodi", Casa De Pellegrin gels, Mosena house, house Ros "Thoòt", casa Costantin "Ofiziai" and tabià Toldo-De Pellegrin.

The Church of San Vito
to this church you have news only from 1570 but certainly has more ancient. Starting from 1727, on the basis of a request from the regolieri of Fornesighe a decade earlier, the Church is gradually upgrading and enlarged by assuming the present appearance. From this period dates the altar, the work of John Paul Zampol Leg (1761 ca.).

Former Dairy
located in the square in front of the Church, is today the seat of the Zoldan Piodech, cultural association that takes care of the valorisation of local folklore. The exterior is completely frescoed by Vico Calabrò, while the interiors are hosting an ethnographic museum that exposes tools for the processing of milk, masks of carnival (typical of the country is the Gnaga) and an exhibition on the art of marquetry.

The word Piodech derives from the latin publicum plovegum that as in Zoldo means work performance in the collective interest. Widely practiced up to half of 1900, i.e. until there was a peasant reality, the piodech is then fell into disuse. It was however a conductor wire that continues in time and that it is still current in moments of natural disasters, as for example happened in 1966 on the occasion of the flood.

Village of Fornesighe
Municipality of Val di Zoldo
Province of Belluno
Region Veneto

Inhabitants: 3.185 zoldani
Altitude center: 1177 m a.s.l.

Unesco site: The Dolomites

The Municipality is part of:
City and world heritage sites Unesco

Protected Natural Areas:
Parco Nazionale Dolomiti Bellunesi

Municipality
Piazza Giovanni Angelini 1, località Zoldo Alto - Tel. 0437-789177

= distances as the crow flies

BY CAR

  • From the south: Take the A27 highway. Leaving Pian de Vedoia, proceed towards Cortina, up to the height of Longarone. Go up the state road 251 of the Val di Zoldo and Val Cellina, reaching the Val di Zoldo.
  • From the east: reach Passo Cibiana, which connects Cadore with the Zoldo territory. Along the Cibiana Pass, from Val di Zoldo Cortina it can be reached in about an hour by road.
  • From the west: the Val di Zoldo is connected with the territories of Agordo and the Agordina Valley through the Duran Pass.
  • From the north: access to the Val di Zoldo takes place via the Passo Staulanza, which unites the territories of the Zoldano with those of Alleghe, Selva di Cadore, Colle Santa Lucia and others of the Upper Agordino.

ON THE TRAIN

  • Longarone - Zoldo railway station

BY PLANE

  • Treviso Antonio Canova Airport
  • Venice Marco Polo airport

  • Christmas period - Fornesighe Night. The particular arrangement of the houses of Fornesighe has given birth to the idea to local inhabitants to realize a choral lighting of the country. The roofs of the houses are illuminated by thousands of lights, identical for both color and in size. The lights provide a design that perfectly blends with the environment that surrounds the village.

Sleep, eat, buy...

= distances as the crow flies
Dolomitissime
With 5 offices on the Dolomites territory...
Piazza Kennedy, 11, Alleghe (Belluno)
14.28 Kilometers from Fornesighe
= distances as the crow flies

Events

saturday
15
june, 2024

San Vito

saturday
10
august, 2024

Fornesighe in Music

Our news about Fornesighe

What makes our unique culinary tradition in the world? A range of irresistible and extremely varied recipes: they change from region to region. But not only. The key to our uniqueness must be sought after in the use of the best raw materials. The Italian territory is capable of delivering an incredible variety of each product. Today we present Lamon bean of Belluno valley, produced by I.G.P. since 1996. Legumes have for centuries been the main food of the poor classes
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Carnival in the Villages is a great celebration that involves everyone, from the youngest to the oldest. An opportunity to rediscover local traditions and customs, have fun with masks, dancing, parades of floats, street performers, musical and entertainment shows, games, crafts, street food, tastings and markets. Several events are organized every year all over Italy, which are not to be missed. In Florence, for example, the Great Carnival Parade is a must-see event: a big party dedicated to children that includes masks, music, ga...
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