Alleghe

Alleghe is an hamlet to visit all year round.

Alleghe is an old Alpine town nestling in the Belluno Dolomites, 1000 metres above sea level.

Overlooked by the majestic northwest face of Monte Civetta, the town lies on the banks of Lake Alleghe. It has something to offer all year round: a magnet in the winter thanks to the superlative pistes of Ski Civetta, the largest ski area in Veneto, in the summer it is the ideal destination for hikers, climbers and many others besides.

In spring and autumn the colours of the landscape, the silent mountains and the quiet life in town make for a magical, charming atmosphere.

There are many different theories as to the origin of the name Alleghe. Some believe it comes from the Friulian word “àlighe” which means alga, while others claim it could

derive from the Latin verb “àlligo”. Others believe it comes from “alica”, meaning barn or the top part of the house where wheat or straw were stored.

The very first written mention of the name Alleghe can be found as far back as 1185 in a bull signed by Pope Lucius III. 

This document refers to an old building, the “Capellam de Alegue”, proof that the community was already fairly large as early as the 12th century.

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