to Belluno. CORTINA. 23. Route. 175
handsome detached Campanile (about 250 ft. in height) commands
an admirable 'Survey of the surrounding landscape.
A fine view is obtained from the (ltyi hr.) "Belvedere on the Crepa
(5080 ft.), a prominent rocky hill on the W. side of the valley (Restaurant).
Fkom Coetina to Schludeebach via. Tee Ceoci (5 hrs., or including
Mte. Pian 8 hrs.), a very attractive route, especially for travellers approach¬
ing Cortina by the highroad (guide unnecessary; light vehicle 63/4, carr.
and pair 12 fl.). A narrow road in the valley separating the Cristallo from
theSorapiss, to the E., ascends to the (2 hrs.) Passo Tre Croci (5930 ft.;
"Inn), which commands a beautiful view of the Val Ampezzo, to the W.,
dominated by the imposing Tofana, and to the N. by the Cristallo and
Popena; to the E. lies the Auronzo valley with the steep chain of the Mar-
marole, and farther to the left rise the Cadini. We descend by the road
that goes on into the Val Auronzo, but diverge to the left from it after
74 hr. and continue at the same level through wood. In 3/4 hr. we reach
the 'Erzstrasse' leading from the Val Auronzo to Schluderbach, and, slightly
ascending at first, continue straight on via the Misurina Alp (fine view of
the huge Drei Zinnea, etc.), to the (3/4 hr.) "lago Misurina (5760 ft.; Inn).
Thence we again ascend slightly to the (5 min.) Col dell' Angelo, beyond
which we descend the wooded Val Popena to (li/2hr.) Schluderbach (p. 174).
— Mte. Pian, see p. 174.
Fbom Coetina to Capeile via. the Falzaeego Pass, 7 hrs., attractive.
A tolerable road ascends to the (3 hrs.) Falzarego Pass (6945 ft.), beyond
a hospice. Thence a rough cart-track descends via, Andraz (G. Finazrer)
to Caprile (Albergo alle Alpi; Posta), finely situated on the Cordevole, near
the pretty little Lago d'Alleghe (3 M. long), which reflects the huge cliffs
of the Mte. Civetta (10,565 ft.). From Caprile to Fassa over the Fedaja Pass,
see p. 164; through the Val Cordevole to Agordo and Belluno, see p. 176.
The road next reaches Zuel and then (3 M.) Acquabuona, the
last Tyrolese village, crosses the (11/2 M.) Italian frontier, and descends
rapidly to (I1/2 M.) Chiapuzza, the first Italian hamlet. Between
(1 M.) S. Vito (Albergo all' Antelao) and Borca (Alb. al Pelmo)
the road runs high above the Boite on the slopes of the Antelao
(10,710 ft.). To the right (W.) towers the isolated Monte Pelmo
(10,395 ft.), a colossal rock forming the most conspicuous feature in
34 M. Venas (2895 ft.; Alb. Borghetto), below which the Vallesina
unites with the Boite. Then (2 M.) Valle, finely situated opposite
the mouth of the Val Cibiana, (II/2 M.) Tai di Cadore (Alb. al Cadore;
Alb. Venezia), and (1 M.) —
38i/2 M. Pieve di Cadore (2905ft; "Progresso; Angelo; Sole),
the capital of the Val Cadore, beautifully situated on a mountain-
spur high above the Piave. In 1880 a bronze statue of Titian (Tiziano
Vecelli, b. at Pieve 1477; d. 1576), the great painter, by Dal Zotto,
was erected in the Piazza. The school contains a small Museum of
natural history objects, coins, and antiquities, and Titian's patent of
nobility (1533). The church possesses a Madonna by Orazio Vecelli,
etc. The ('/4 hr.) Chapel of S. Rocco commands a fine view.
From Tai the road describes a long circuit round Mte. Zucco
(3930 ft.), and descends in windings, being hewn in the rock and
supported by masonry at places, to the valley of the Piave, into which
the Boite here falls.
43 M. Perarolo (1735 ft.; "Corona d'Oro, carr. and pair to Vit-