The Monte Pelmo - Croda da Lago mountain group, forms one of the nine areas of the Italian Dolomites protected by the prestigious Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The mountain group covers a vast strip of land running in a Northwest to Southeast direction, stretching down from Monte Penna to Passo Giau (2,236 m), separating the Boite Valley, the val Zoldana, the val Fiorentina and the small side valleys of the tributaries Codalonga and Costeana. Pelmo sits in the Belluno Province of the Veneto Region.
The area is dominated by the imposing and solemn bulk of Monte Pelmo (3,168 m) – one of the most beautiful and characteristic peaks of the Dolomites, whose concave shape reminds of a gigantic throne. This is the reason, it is nicknamed ‘Caregon del Doge’ in the local patois, literally meaning "the Doge’s Seat", while the lower summit is known as Monte Pelmetto (2,990 m).
TOWNS OF THE PELMO GROUP