Calalzo di Cadore

Calalzo di Cadore is a municipality of 2,400 inhabitants of the province of Belluno, in the Italian region of Veneto. The name Calalzo derives from the Latin altus callis, meaning "high place."[3] The geographical name "di Cadore" was added by Presidential Decree on 30 June 1959.[3][4]

Calalzo di Cadore
Comune di Calalzo di Cadore
Calalzo di Cadore and surrounding mountains
Calalzo di Cadore and surrounding mountains
Coat of arms of Calalzo di Cadore
Coat of arms
Location of Calalzo di Cadore
Calalzo di Cadore is located in Italy
Calalzo di Cadore
Calalzo di Cadore
Location of Calalzo di Cadore in Italy
Calalzo di Cadore is located in Veneto
Calalzo di Cadore
Calalzo di Cadore
Calalzo di Cadore (Veneto)
Coordinates: 46°27′N 12°23′E / 46.450°N 12.383°E / 46.450; 12.383Coordinates: 46°27′N 12°23′E / 46.450°N 12.383°E / 46.450; 12.383
CountryItaly
RegionVeneto
ProvinceBelluno (BL)
Government
 • MayorLuca de Carlo
Area
 • Total56 km2 (22 sq mi)
Elevation
806 m (2,644 ft)
Population
 (28 February 2007)[2]
 • Total2,415
 • Density43/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

GeographyEdit

Calalzo lies within the Cadore Dolomites.[5] The Dolomites are a range of limestone mountains in northeastern Italy. Nearby is a lake named Lago di Calalzo (Lake Calalzo), which is 12 kilometres (7 mi) long.

TransportEdit

Calalzo is the terminus of the Calalzo–Padua railway. From the station square, a bus service run by Dolomitibus serves Cortina d'Ampezzo, Auronzo, Santo Stefano di Comelico, and Sappada.

SportsEdit

Cycling pathEdit

Calalzo is home to a cycling path lying on the old railway line of Calalzo-Cortina, built in 1915 to move supplies during World War I. It became a tourist path in 1930 and was suppressed in 1967. Today it extends from Calalzo to Dobbiaco. During the year 2004 it was sealed and generally improved with better lighting in the tunnels.

Giro d'ItaliaEdit

The route of the 2013 Giro d'Italia passed through Calalzo di Cadore during Stage 11.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ a b Wikipedia Italia, Calalzo di Cadore
  4. ^ Dibona, Dino (2000). Guida insolita ai misteri, ai segreti, alle leggende e alle curiosità delle Dolomiti. Newton Compton. p. 284. ISBN 9788882894061.
  5. ^ Wikipedia Italia, Dolomiti Cadorine
  6. ^ Cycling News, Giro d'Italia 2013 Stage 11

External linksEdit

  Media related to Calalzo di Cadore at Wikimedia Commons