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torio 25fr.). The Piave ruus for many miles through a narrow ravine,
in which there is barely space for the road. To the right, near (6M.)
Ospitale, is a fine waterfall; opposite the hamlet of Termine, on the
left bank of the Piave, is a second fall. 31/2 M. Castel Lavazzo. Then
(2i/2 M.) -
54 M. Longarone (1470ft.; Posta; Albergo di Roma), charmingly
situated at the junction of the Mae, which issues from the Val di
Zoldo, with the Piave.
The valley now expands, without at first losing its wild character.
3 M. Fortogna. The road divides at Polpet, 3i/2 M. farther on, the
left branch leading to Vittorio, the right to Belluno.
The road to Vittoeio (2072 M.) crosses the Piave at ('/» M.) Ponte nelle
Alpi or 'Capo di Ponte (iQSbtt.; "Campana;Stella), turns to theE., and follows
the left bank of the Rat, which issues from the (6 M.) Lago di S. Croce
(1225 ft.; 2V2 M. long). At the S. end of the lake is the hamlet of S. Croce.
The road then crosses the debris of an extensive old landslip and descends
steeply to Fadalto. It next skirts the E. bank of the Lago Morto (925 ft.),
passes two other small lakes, and traverses a picturesque defile, at the
end of which lies (12 M.) Serravalle (510 ft.), connected by a fine avenue,
8/» M. long, with the larger village of Ceneda. These two places together
form the town of Vittorio ("HStel Vittorio, not far from the station, with
garden; "Giraffa, in the town). —Railway from Vittorio to Venice via Coneg-
liano, in 273 hrs., see Baedeker's Northern Italy.
The Belluno Road leads to the right from Polpet to (4 M.) —
64i/2 M. Belluno (1330 ft,; "Albergo delle Alpi, near the station;
Cappello, well spoken of; Leon d'Oro), the capital of a province, with
10,000 inhab., situated on a hill between the Ardo and the Piave,
which here unite. The town is quite Venetian in outward appear¬
ance. The Cathedral, built by Palladio, was partly destroyed by an
earthquake in 1873, but has been restored. The massive campanile,
230 ft. high, commands a beautiful view. The triumphal arch out¬
side the W. gate, completed in 1815, and dedicated to the Emp.
Francis, was, like that at Milan, begun in honour of Napoleon.
Feom Belluno to Capeile, IO72 hrs. The carriage-road leads through
the picturesque Cordevole Valley (Val aVAgordo) via (I1/2 hr.) Mas, (4 hrs.)
Agordo (Alb. alle Miniere), the charmingly situated capital of the valley,
and (2 hrs.) Cencenighe; and thence along the pretty Lago <f Alleghe to (3 hrs.)
Caprile (p. 175). Thence to Campitello in the Val Fassa over the Fedaja Pass,
see p. 164; to Cortina via Andraz and the Falzarego Pass, see p. 175. The
head of the Cordevole valley, above Caprile, is called Val Livinalongo (see
Baedeker's Eastern Alps).
Feom Belluno to Venice viX Fkltuk, 72 M., railway in 4"2 bis . see
Baedeker's Northern Italy.