Art and legends in the foothills of the Pale Mountains

Art and legends in the foothills of the Pale Mountains

In the Veneto foothills, at the edge of the Dolomites, in an area offering tales enchantment, colorful painted houses and a deep-rooted culinary tradition, a noble residence opens its doors.

Villa San Liberale was built on the side of pre-existing structures in the 17thcentury, near the homonymous Oratory, at the edge of a town with an important history, Feltre, known as “Urbs picta” owing to its buildings with richly frescoed facades, and surrounded by Renaissance-era walls.

Over time, the Villa passed from family to family through inheritance, sale or marriage, and was always known as a privileged site of encounters and sojourns, often hosting poets and writers, like Giosuè Carducci and Ippolito Nievo. 

Surrounded by a nine-hectare park, the Villa stands in a splendid, sunny position overlooking the valley. Tall trees, warm hospitality and an old-fashioned atmosphere give visitors a feeling of “home” and of tranquility.

Not far away, visible like a sort of stage set, are what Rudolf Messner considers the most beautiful mountains in the world, the Dolomites, known, due to their particular color, as the Monti Pallidi – Pale Mountains.

Opening times and prices




Weekend (3 days, 2 nights) for 2 people at Villa San Liberale

Cost per person: from € 125.00



  • 2 nights in the Villa in double or twin room with bath
  • breakfast
  • lunch at Birreria Pedavena (not available on Mondays, except in July and August)
  • Guided visit at ancient Factory Pedavena 


Things to do during your stay

  • Discover the historic center of Feltre with its little streets and hidden alleys, its Renaissance city walls and its frescoed palazzos testifying to an historically prosperous, powerful and sophisticated society that enjoyed the protection of the Serenissima Republic of Venice.
  • Hike in the Park of the Dolomites, a Unesco World Heritage site, a still-pristine territory where, with a bit of luck, one can spot eagles in flight and leaping ibexes.
  • Retrace history, on foot or on a bicycle, along the Via Claudia Augusta, and the famous and evocative Viale di Cart, dotted with villas from various eras and styles (from the 16th to the 19th centuries). The route highlights the wealth of architecture with styles much-influenced by the environment and the climate.
  • Taste a fresh, unfiltered and unpasteurized beer, made with selected malts, hops and yeasts and using the traditional long maturation process at the famous Birreria Pedavena.
  • Visit the historic Fabbrica Pedavena, Italy’s largest beer producer, with its enormous copper boilers and decorative stuccoed ceiling i
  • Experience the extraordinary emotion of flying in a two-person hang-glider through the splendid scenery of the Bellunesi Dolomites.
  • Practising sports : during the winter you can ice-skate at the ice rink in Feltre


Not included

  • Transportation
  • meals not mentioned above
  • anything else not indicated above




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Regione Veneto Istituto Regionale Ville Venete
Official sponsors
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Sensational Italy CISET Palladio Museum

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