Vodo di Cadore
Located in the lower
Chiusa region, Vodo fits beautifully into the context of the woody Cortina basin and almost completely conserves its antique feel. Examples of this can be seen in its austere village entrance, the old town hall and the Elementary school. These two buildings both date back to the same era and the school, just like the large square, are dedicated to Santa Lucia, patron saint of this small village.
valley basin is overlooked by the numerous barns dotted along the
mountainside and is protected by thick forests and small winding roads.
The local population comes here at weekends to relax, forget the day-to-day
rush and take
in the atmosphere of this serene countryside.
The Vodo hamlets diversify and at the same time reinforce the set-up of a multi-faceted region. Vinigo is proud for being separated from the other hamlets and surprises with its rich agriculture of fruits and flowers that flourish high on the fertile plateau. Historical Peaio owes its pleasant feel to its ancient buildings that look out onto the mythical Via Regia, the ancient road that passed directly through these dwellings.
Vodo today is searching for its place within the global village, where economies intertwine and enrich what is on offer; craftsmanship, the services sector and tourism all play a vital role in Vodo's future development. Tourism in particular has the beneficial side-effect of ebbing the seasonal migration of workers to northern Europe, where for more than half a century ice-cream has been an excellent source of income for dozens of families.