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Rivamonte Agordino

Description

The town's name derives from the Latin "ripa" (slope). Municipality in the province of Belluno, located between the Dolomites, on the left bank of the stream Cordevole, the main tributary of the Piave. The territory of Rivamonte Agordino is composed of several districts and villages, most of which are located in an elevated position in respect to the watercourse, on a plateau. The area is particularly interesting from a naturalistic point of view: they are different species of trees and flowers that grow spontaneously and it proposes several feasible trails in direct contact with the mountains. Rivamonte is a mountain resort with a strong vocation for tourism all year round.
The first settlement developed in the XII century when the territories were annexed to those of the Serenissima Republic of Venice, a period of peace which created the ideal conditions for the growth of the urban core and subsequently of its population. The local economy was for a long period linked to extracting activities from the coal mines of Valle Imperina and the straw stuffing handicraft of chairs.

Attractions:
- the Church of San Floriano, which was built by the architect Segusini in the second half of the XIX century on the Sasso di San Martino, where once stood the castle. The building is located half way between Rivamonte and the nearby town of Pieve di Agordo. Altered several times over the centuries, it originally had a very essential and simple aspect, while today it features a Greek cross plan with the addition of two side chapels. Inside are preserved a delightful painting of the artist Beltrame, a wooden statue of St. Anthony, by the Besarel, and an organ with approx. 1100 pipes;
- the mines of Valle Imperina, which have been recently restructured, promoted by the European Community, and transformed into a museum and cultural center;
- the path of the coal miners;
- the River Park of the Ardo;
- the National Park of the Belluno Dolomites;
- the Nature Reserve of Lake Santacroce;
- the Museum of the chair.

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