3 Mountain Passes to explore in Veneto
The area was a part of the Roman Empire until the 5th century AD. Although being a heavily industrialised region, tourism is one of its main economic resources; one-fifth of Italy's foreign tourism gravitates towards Veneto, which is the first region in Italy in terms of tourist presence, attracting over 60 million visitors every year, second after Emilia-Romagna in terms of hotel industry structures.
The Falzàrego Pass is an Alpine pass in the Veneto region, in the province of Belluno, located a few kilometers south of the border with Trentino-Alto Adige, between Lagazuoi and Sass de Stria, which connects the upper Agordino with Cortina d'Ampezzo via the state road 48 of the Dolomites. Through the Valparola pass, one of the main communication arteries of the Dolomites, which is located immediately to the north, also connects with the Val Badia.
The Giau pass is an alpine pass in the Dolomites, located at 2236 m in the province of Belluno between the Val Boite and the Val Cordevole, which connects the municipalities of Colle Santa Lucia and Selva di Cadore with Cortina d'Ampezzo. It is one of the legendary passes of the Giro d'Italia, especially from the side of Colle Santa Lucia, for its hardness and its constancy.
The Fedaia pass is an alpine pass located on the border between Trentino-Alto Adige and Veneto, between the provinces of Trento and Belluno, which connects the Val di Fassa to Agordino, at the foot of the Marmolada, through the state road 641 of the Fedaia Pass. The pass is formed by a plateau of about 2.5 kilometers, near which there is an artificial lake, Lake Fedaia, used for the production of hydroelectric energy.