Feltre in history

Feltre in history

One of the symbols of Feltre are the surrounding walls, built to protect this strategically situated city from the several attacks of enemies who aimed at conquering it.
These walls connect the three gateways to the city: Imperial Gate – the main one; Oria Gate – its Medieval features deserve special attention; Pusteria Gate – the pedestrian access to the city.

Today it is still possible to walk along the sentinel’s path and enjoy a breath-taking view over the surrounding environment.

The Duomo square is located right outside the walls and it houses an archeological area where an ancient Roman residential and commercial district was brought back to light, together with some remains from the High Medieval Age.

You can’t miss out on a walk around the old town, inside the surrounding walls, to discover its historical jewels such as The Alboino Castle, the most important building of the city, situated at the top of the Capre hill.

The legend tells that it was built on top of the remains of the Roman city in 570 A.D. from the Langobardic King who gave it his name. This old complex used to be composed of several towers and surrounding walls, but today we can only admire the Clock Tower and the Campanon Tower, which are visible from every corner of the city.

You can enter the Castle from Piazza Maggiore, the most important square of the city, where the statues of two important people from Feltre can be found: Vittorino da Feltre (literally Vittorino from Feltre) and Panfilo Castaldi.

Nearby Piazza Maggiore you can also admire the Palace of the Region. This Palace houses the Sena Theater that became famous thanks to Carlo Goldoni. Actually, two of his plays were performed here.