Feltre has a breathtaking natural setting, nestled in the sun-drenched valley of Valbelluna, to the east of the river Piave and at the foothills of the Dolomites and the Vette Feltrine: a magnificent location!
Following the domination of the Longobards, the city became from 1404 indissolubly linked to Venice for almost 400 years, the city that also paid for Feltre's reconstruction after it had been destroyed in a battle with the Roman Emperor Maximillian I at the beginning of 1500.
The "new" Feltre is home to elegant palaces, porticoes, lovely squares, and loggia which soon were inhabited by the prosperous merchant class. Together with the economic wealth, came the cultural and artistic development of the city. The frescoed facades of the houses are visible witnesses to this rich heritage and gave Feltre its name as the 'painted city'.
The landmarks of the city can be easily visited while wandering around the historic center.
The main street, Via Mezzaterra, is lined with Renaissance style houses, the splendid Piazza Maggiore offers a magnificent view of the ruins of the castle, the church of San Rocco, and the fountain of Tullio Lombardo.
If you have time left over plan some sightseeing in the surrounding area. Small, picturesque towns dot the landscape. You could spend more than a day in the area just sampling different local specialties, such as the cheeses of Belluno, pork and meat dishes and of course Polenta, the most popular regional dish.
Alternatively, use Feltre as the base to explore the imposing mountains of the Dolomites.
For culinary, culture or outdoor lovers, Feltre has something to offer.