2 bedrooms, sofa bed, equipped kitchen, 3 bathrooms, free parking for bikes
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Christina is an amazing host. She went above and beyond. Great home and location.
We had a great stay. Wish it was longer. The home was perfect. Just as described and Feltre is beautiful!
Dear Ashley! Thanks for your words! I was very happy to meet you. I hope to see you again! Greetings to your beautiful family
Cristina Casa Archè
The tourist house Casa Archè is located in the historic center of Feltre, one of the most interesting minor destinations in the Veneto region. Entrance door of the UNESCO Dolomites, is an excellent starting point for nature trails, walking or cycling, cultural and food and wine.
The city of Feltre presents a unique Renaissance charm.
The historic center, which is developed on the slopes of a hill called "Colle delle Capre", is the result of the reconstruction of the city occurred after the great fire of 1510, which burned houses and buildings for three days and three nights.
Feltre has been part of the Venetian state for over a century.
The spontaneous dedication to Venice had occurred in 1404 and the fate of the city were since then linked to those of the Serenissima.
At the beginning of the 16th century the growing power of Venice brought the numerous enemies of the Republic to coalesce. Under the impulse of Pope Julius II, France, Spain, the Empire, the Este and other minor states gathered under the banner of the League of Cambrai, declaring war on Venice.
It was during the War of the League of Cambrai that the fire of Feltre took place, which led to its complete destruction; On the night of July 3, 1510, from Belluno, in the dark sky above Feltre, the glow of the flames that burned the city could be seen.
From that destruction, a new Feltre came to life, rebuilt with a physiognomy in line with the new Renaissance artistic theories.
Today we can admire in the streets of the historic center sixteenth-century buildings with their characteristic frescoed facades, the Palazzo della Ragione with the portico of Andrea Palladio and many architectures that tell the splendor of a past Venetian domination, which is our history.
But Feltre is not only Venetian Renaissance spirit, it is also a city of ancient origins.
According to the Roman historian Pliny the Elder the ancient Feltria was founded by the Reti (Rhaetian oppido).
Gradually Romanized, Feltria became a municipium belonging to the X Regio Augustea, inscribed in the Menenia tribe and during the imperial age experienced considerable economic and urban development.
Roman Feltre finds testimony in the hypogean archaeological area of the churchyard of the Duomo.
The hypogean archaeological area located under the churchyard of the Cathedral preserves evidence of the most ancient phases of the city, from the pre-Roman era to the early Middle Ages. An important statue of Aesculapius has also been found here. Most of the visible structures date back to Roman times and belong to an urban district that developed on the southern slopes of the hill, where today is the "Citadel".
In the late empire the territory Feltre was Christianized, the evangelization of the area traditionally goes back to San Prosdocimo of Padua. A religious presence that also takes place in Feltre in the architectural complex of the Sanctuary and Convent of the Holy Martyrs Victor and Crown, Protectors of the ancient City and Diocese of Feltre.
The location of the Sanctuary is particularly impressive, located on the slopes of Mount Miesna and overlooking a rock, facing the beautiful peaks of the Belluno Dolomites National Park.
The Teatro della Sena, in Piazza Maggiore, is located on the first floor of Palazzo della Ragione. In 1802 the Venetian architect Gianantonio Selva, already winner of the competition for the design of the Fenice in Venice, was in charge of the radical restructuring of the environment. The pictorial decorations, among which the curtain and the velarium ceiling stand out, were instead executed in 1843 by Tranquillo Orsi, author in 1837 of the neoclassical decorations of the Fenice.
Interesting museums (Museo Civico, Diocesan Museum and Gallery of Modern Art "Carlo Rizzarda") will allow you to integrate a visit to a city that will amaze you and deserves to be discovered and rediscovered in its history and beauty.