Vittorino Cazzetta Museum


in short

The Vittorino Cazzetta Civic Museum is located in Selva di Cadore, in the Val Fiorentina, in the heart of the Dolomites, now a UNESCO designated World Heritage Site.
External view
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Vittorino Cazzetta Museum

in detail

Selva di Cadore is a picturesque mountain village located midway between the imposing massifs of Pelmo, Civetta and Marmolada. The museum is dedicated to the memory of Vittorino Cazzetta, a leading local author and one of the original group members who conceived the idea of the museum. Since it’s inception the museum has become a major repository for ancient artifacts found in the Eastern Veneto region of the Dolomites.

The Palaeontology section hosts a wonderful collection of fossils that were left during the formation of the Dolomites, including some trackways from the local Monte Pelmetto area, which is one of the best sites in Italy for viewing dinosaur footprints.

The Archaeology section contains the burial artifacts of Mondeval Man with a fine selection of funeral accoutrements and the oldest traces of habitation dating back some 7,500 years. These were discovered at the nearby Mondeval de Sora site. As you pass through these undeniably interesting everyday household artifacts, your emotions are suddenly transfixed by the sight of an original skeleton from this period. The second floor contains numerous artifacts from the Neolithic Age and post-Neolithic Age that were discovered at the nearby Mandriz site.

The exhibition goes on with ancient Venetians, Roman and to more recent Veneto times with a collection of valuable parchments and ancient maps that end with a section on the “Via del Ferro”, that linked the local mines to the Venetian Republic.
Museo Vittorino Cazzetta
intero/single ticket 6 EUR; ridotto/reduced 3 EUR; gruppi (almeno 20 pers.)/groups (at least 20 pers.) 4 EUR per pers.
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Visitor entrance

Museo Vittorino Cazzetta
Via quattro Novembre, 49
32020 Selva di Cadore
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Opening Times

10:00 - 18:30
10:00 - 18:30
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10:00 - 18:30
10:00 - 18:30
alta stagione: martedì a domenica, chiuso i lunedì (eccetto agosto)
pausa pranzo: 12:30 - 15:00,
bassa stagione: aperto solo i weekend. Durante la settimana su prenotazione per gruppi

High season: Tue - Su, Closed on Monday (except of August).
Low season: open only at the weekend, During the week access with a reservation for groups - The exhibition portal for Europe