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Awarded with the "Bandiera arancione" (Orange Flag) by the Italian Touring Club for its excellency in tourism, hospitality and environment, Mel rises at the center of an area of great historical, cultural and environmental impact. From Paleovenetians and Gauls to get to the Romans who left many traces as gravestones, inscriptions, coins and especially the great Via Claudia Augusta route which connected the Adriatic to the Danube and is now travelable by foot or mountain bike, going through the Praderadego mountain pass, thanks to a well-signed route.

Just outside the town you can visit the Paleovenetian necropolis discovered between 1958 and 1963 and dating back to a period between the eight and fifth centuries BC, which has eighty tombs in which were discovered different objects now displayed in the Civic Archaeological Museum of the town center.

The central square of Mel, dedicated to Pope John Paul I, is an urban and architectural element of particular interest, overlooked by buildings of various periods that help to create a true "urban living room": from the seventeenth-century Fulcis Palace, now called Zadra, to the eighteenth-century Guarnieri Palace, from the ancient church "dell'Addolorata" to the new parish church rebuilt in the nineteenth century and decorated inside with frescoes by Giovanni De Min, from the sixteenth-century town hall where there are frescoes dedicated to some episodes of the Orlando Furioso to the Francescon house of the fourteenth century and now national monument, ending with the Countess Palace, an important cultural center.

Just outside Mel going towards Feltre, you can see on the left the Castle of Zumelle, one of the still standing castles of the province of Belluno, memory and visible witness of many centuries of history. Mel is surrounded by many villages, as Marcador with its ancient churches, Farra, an ancient village of Lombard origin, Pagogna, Pellegai, Carve, Villa di Villa, Corte, Cordellon, Nave, Fol and Gus, which give you the possibility to discover on foot or by bike the vast territory, from the bed of the Piave river up to the foothills that reach 700 meters in altitude.

Throughout the year, Mel also offers a rich and varied program of events, thought to enhance the land, food products and traditional crafts, such as the autumn festival “Mele a Mel” (Apples in Mel) and “Radicele...i sapori della primavera” (The flavors of spring).





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