Cavalese

Cavalese

Cavalese is part of the ‘Magnifica Comunità di Fiemme’, and is the administrative, cultural and historical centre of the Fiemme Valley together with Predazzo. It is located 1000 metres above sea level.
Its main monuments are the Church of San Vigilio, which Holy Roman Emperor Leopold I and his queen consort, Eleonora, contributed to the design of. In the upper part of the town, on Dolomites state road 48, are a number of noble residences, including Palazzo della Magnifica Comunità, next to which sits the Civic Tower, a symbol of the town’s administrative autonomy.
In the lower part of the town, the oldest part, is the Parish Church of Santa Maria Assunta, which is surrounded by the vast ‘Pieve Park’, in a corner of which, at the foot of a centuries-old linden tree, are some stone benches arranged in a circle around a stone table: this is the ‘Banc de la Reason’ (‘Bench of Reason’), a place in which the vicar of the Bishop of Trento would regularly administer justice.


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