San Vito di Cadore: your holiday a few steps away from Cortina
San Vito di Cadore awaits you for a ski holiday, with many offers and opportunities for all requirements. Just a few kilometers away from Cortina d'Ampezzo, it features lift facilities, ski-touring paths and trails. There are also other possibilities... Come and discover them!
San Vito di Cadore is located in the middle Boite valley. It is surrounded by the Antelao, Sorapis and Pelmo massives.
San Vito is the most important touristic resort in Val Boite, and it offers its visitors many possibilities in all seasons. In fact the village boast a long tradition in the touristic sector: in winter the lift facilities allow to reach kilometer-long slopes, with different difficulty levels. And if all this is not enough, you can reach easily the ski area of Cortina d'Ampezzo (Dolomiti Superski). Cross-country skiers can try the trails in Pian del Graes. There are also many charming ski-touring and snowshoe paths.
In summer San Vito is an ideal starting point for walks, trekking and climbings on the Pelmo, the Antelao or the Marmarole, as well as for mountain bike paths, surrounded by a luxuriant nature. Try the cycle path along the old Dolomites railway, the ring "Long way in the Dolomites", taking from Calalzo to Cortina d'Ampezzo and then to Dobbiaco.
History and prehistory: findings in San Vito
One of the most important archaeological finding in the area goes back to 1985. On the Mondeval plateau, between the Pelmo massive and the Lastoi di Formin, a prehistorical grave with the funeral equipment of a prehistorical hunter was found. The skeleton of the man, who had lived about 7000 years ago, is now exhibited in the museum of Selva di Cadore.
The site, surrounded by a wonderful landscape, can be reached easily from the Giau Pass from Forcella Giau.
The historical wall on the Giau Pass is geographically connected with the Mondeval man. This grass and forest basin was a summer pasture contended between San Vito and Cortina. In 1752 a judgement obliged the inhabitants of San Vito to build this barrier at their own expense and in only ninety days, otherwise they would lose the right of pasturing in the area. Nowadays it is still possible to admire the old boundary stones following the signs you will find driving towards the Giau Pass from Cortina.
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