An area incorporating
1 History 2 Main sights 3 Frazioni 4 Twin cities 5 Gallery 6 References 7 External links
History It was known in Roman times as Feltria and described as an oppidum by Pliny, who assigned its foundation to the Alpine tribe of the Rhaetians. The city obtained the status of municipium in 49 BC with its citizens inscribed into the Roman tribe of Menenia. In spite of its rigorous climate, which led a Roman author, perhaps Caesar, to write:
Feltria perpetuo niveum damnata rigore Atque mihi posthac haud adeunda, vale
The Church of St. Roch and the Castle of Alboin.
After the fall of the Western Empire, under which it had developed
into a flourishing city, it became a Lombard dominion. Later in the
Middle Ages, it was ruled by Ezzelino da Romano, by the Camino family,
and then by the
The Cathedral, dedicated to St. Peter and rebuilt in Renaissance
times. It has maintained from the preceding buildings the apse and the
14th-century campanile. The interior has works by Pietro Marescalchi
and some 17th-century wooden statues. The church is flanked by the
15th-century baptistry, housing a precious Medieval baptismal font
from 1399. Under the cathedral is an excavated archaeological area of
1,000 m2 (10,763.91 sq ft) belonging to the ancient
The Imperial Gate (1489, restored in 1545), from which the Via
Mezzaterra starts. This is faced by the noteworthy Casa Crico, Casa
Cantoni and Palazzo Muffoni.
The Palazzo della Ragione (16th century), the current Town Hall, with
a Palladian style portico. It opens to the Piazza Maggiore, one of the
most beautiful in the Veneto, with a fountain by
Outside the city are:
The sanctuary of SS. Vittore e Corona (12th-15th century), dedicated to Saints Victor and Corona, outside the city shows a mix of Byzantine and Renaissance styles, and is home to some 14th-century Giottesque frescoes. Sculptures include the martyrium that houses the relics of the two Eastern saints and a small statue of St. Victor. The late Renaissance Villa Pasona stands on the site of the Castle of Pedavena, destroyed by Emperor Charles IV in 1350.
Frazioni Anzù, Arson, Canal, Cart, Cellarda, Croci, Farra, Foen, Grum, Lamen, Lasen, Mugnai, Nemeggio, Pont, Pren, Sanzan, Tomo, Umin, Vellai, Vignui, Villabruna, Villaga, Villapaiera, Zermen. Twin cities
Newbury, England Braunfels, Germany Carcaixent, Spain Eeklo, Belgium Bagnols-sur-Cèze, France Kiskunfélegyháza, Hungary Dudelange, Luxembourg
Historical Centre; view from via Panoramica.
View of via Roma.
View to the
the Duomo of Feltre.
^ Among Rhaetica oppida in Natural History iii, 130, amending "Fertini
^ "Feltria, condemned to the rigor of eternal snows, from me too, who
henceforth will scarcely approach you, Farewell!" The distich, given
here as in Charles Stephens and Nicholas Lloyd, Dictionarium
historicum... (London, 1686) s.v. "Feltria, is often attributed to
Official website of the Palio of Feltre
Wikimedia Commons has media related to Feltre.
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