Hotel for business and leisure stays in Feltre, one of the most fascinating cities in the Veneto region

Useful tips for visiting the city of Feltre

City of Feltre: a bit of history...

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Feltre is one of the most fascinating cities in the Veneto region, with a long and troubled history that began well before Romanization. Getting to know the city, its buildings and its history is a very interesting business indeed. It would be advisable to visit the historic center on solitary days and with particular light, such as the middle of winter (Feltre d'inverno...) when mists, snow and cold create evocative or unreal atmospheres almost suspended in time. Other interesting days, if you don't fear crowds of people, can be the moments of great events such as the Palio and, above all, the regional exhibition of artistic craftsmanship when the interiors of numerous noble palaces are open to the public. And the articulated, uneven castle made of joints, overlaps, improvised adaptations, superstructures and sedimentations that tell us of centuries-old times is the starting point for discovering the city. I recommend parking at the Pra del Palio (Palazzetto del Ghiaccio, north ring road, hospital area), going up the little path in the grove north of Colle delle Capre which comes out just behind the apse of the church of San Rocco and, with a few steps, aiming for the Torre Comunale, and from here go down to Piazza Maggiore and gradually the whole historic centre. The castle, called "di Alboino", probably due to the feat of the Lombard king, is the fulcrum of the city, dominating the entire Feltre basin from the top of the Colle delle Capre. Built by the Lombards in the 6th century on previous Roman structures (and probably prehistoric, as per excavations and finds) and destroyed several times, the articulated complex was rebuilt in the 11th century with modifications in the 12th and 13th centuries. Of the numerous towers and the innermost walls, the Clock Tower remains, fascinating for the crescent moon on the roof and the imposing municipal tower, the "lighthouse" of the city visible from all the districts of Feltre. It included various structures now incorporated in successive alterations and changes of use, used both as living quarters and military depots. An architecturally incomprehensible tangle, which is why it is extremely fascinating. Just below the clock tower is the sixteenth-century church of San Rocco. At its feet, with the backdrop of the Lombard Fountains, the scenic Piazza Maggiore, formerly the area of the Roman Forum and administrative center of Venetian rule. As in all Venetian jurisdictions, the column with the Lion of San Marco stands out.

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Pedavena Beer Factory: a fairy tale to discover in the heart of the Dolomites

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The Fabbrica in Pedavena was born on 17 February 1897, a place of excellent production of Italian beer that has become over time a symbol of the territory and protagonist of the local culture, where ancient and modern, tradition and technology coexist. It is precisely in the Fabbrica in Pedavena that an excellent product is born today, thanks to the experience of the brewers and in the best tradition of the Fabbrica in Pedavena school handed down and preserved over the years. The production of the Pedavena Brewery was inaugurated on March 27, 1897. Two years earlier the three brothers, Luigi, Sante and Giovanni Luciani, originally from Canale d'Agordo (BL) had begun its construction by choosing precisely the location of Pedavena as the ideal site for the construction of their brewery. In addition to the ease of access to the main communication routes and the easy supply of ice, Pedavena was in fact rich in spring waters whose properties could give beer special qualities. The company immediately experienced an exceptional development thanks to the great entrepreneurial spirit also obtaining various awards for its product. With the outbreak of the Great War and the defeat of Caporetto in 1917, the Belluno area was occupied by Austrian troops who looted and set fire to the factory. The Luciani brothers therefore found themselves in 1919 having to start from scratch and decided not only to rebuild the factory but also to expand it by acquiring new structures. Over time, the Luciani Group acquired other plants, arriving in the mid-1960s with a total production of almost 1 million hectoliters, equal to 21% of the national beer requirement at the time. Over time, the increase in international competitiveness and the considerable reduction in profit margins lead to the sale of the group to a multinational company in 1975. Over time, the increase in international competitiveness and the considerable reduction in profit margins, lead to the sale of the group to a multinational in 1975. In September 2004, exactly 30 years after the acquisition, the multinational decided to close the Pedavena plant. The mobilization by workers and workers against the stop to production starts immediately with the aim of raising public awareness. Thanks to these reactions, the company opted for the sale of the plant to the Birra Castello di Udine group, which took over it in January 2006, reopening it the following April after almost a year of closure. It remains to this day the largest brewery in Italy.

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Location of the Hotel Casagrande and map

Located on the outskirts of the historic medieval town of Feltre, the Hotel Casagrande enjoys a favorable geographical position

Given its proximity to places of economic, commercial and cultural interest such as Belluno, Trento, Bassano del Grappa and Treviso.
This makes it an ideal place to stay both for business travelers and for tourists.

The Casagrande Hotel is the ideal place to stay for paragliding lovers. In fact, Monte Avena is just a few kilometers from the hotel.