Alano di Piave
Alano di Piave, view from mount Cornella

The municipality of Alano di Piave lies on the right bank of the Tegorzo stream that descends from the Schievenin valley and flows into the Piave river, situated at 285 meters above sea level. The area is surrounded by the Prealps which are part of the Grappa massif: southwards the ridge of Mt. Tomba (869 m) and Palon (1305 m); eastwards the Casonet peaks (1614 m), Col dell'Orso (1670 m) and Valderoa (1477 m), nortwards, beyond the Schievenin valley, Mt. Peurna (1383 m) and Mt. Santo (1538 m).

Eastwards, the Piave river, sacred to the nation, defines the boundary between Alano di Piave and the territory of Treviso, the latter situated on the left bank of the river. Alano's basin, rich in natural and environmental values, features a varied landscape as the river, hills and the mountainous area typical of this area of the Prealps. During the Great War, after the retreat of Caporetto and the subsequent positioning of the Italian defensive line between the Grappa, the famous corner of Mt. Tomatico, and the Piave river, even Alano was in the middle of the war events.

Most of the population left the villages to take refuges in safer places like the nearby Feltre, in the Veneto and Friuli region and in other regions of central Italy. Alano di Piave saw a large part of its residential buildings and facilities fall under the explosions.

The population, after the end of the war, was involved in a long and tough reconstruction of the center and surroundings of Alano. The latin scholar Egidio Forcellini (1688-1768) was born in Alano di Piave, author of a Latin lexicon. An obelisk with inscriptions situated at the beginning of the old bridge over the Tegorzo stream remembers his works. You can find many hiking trails that go up the slopes towards the mountains Spinoncia (1296 m) and Primion (1026 m) that are linked to the network of bridleways and military footpaths towards Mt. Grappa.

From Alano di Piave a roadway winds up hill near the Ornic stream and then continues on the opposite slope on the Mt. Tomba ridge: from here you can reach Cavaso del Tomba.
The Grappa's massif is distinguished by the presence of alpine huts, once very frequented, some of which are still active, which have always been important in the livestock farming and dairy production, ad example with the production of a particular cheese called "morlàch".

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