Exhibitions and Fairs in Longarone
Longarone, which hosts the exhibition and convention center Longarone Fiere Dolomiti, is a town of 4 thousand inhabitants located about twenty kilometers north of Belluno. Longarone is a small modern jewel in the Dolomites, and arrival point of the Alta Via no. 3, starting in Villabassa, Pustertal, and arriving to this town after a 120 km run over the Piave valley.
Longarone retains few historic houses: the rest of the town has been totally rebuilt after the Vajont disaster in 1963, when a huge wave of water surged over the top the dam that still dominates the country, splashing away several villages, including Longarone, and causing an estimated 2 000 deaths.
How to reach Longarone
Longarone is located on State Road SS51, running from Treviso to Dobbiaco, in the province of Bolzano. The station Longarone-Zoldo, in via Alemagna, connects the city to Belluno, Treviso and Padua. Longarone is served by the buses of the DolimitiBus company, a public transport network in the area of Belluno linking several locations, as Agordo, Falcade, Santa Giustina and Feltre, Pian Molin, etc..
Where to stay in Longarone
The few hotels in Longarone, of which two are 3-stars, are used mainly by business travelers direct to the Fair, or by hikers traveling through the Alta Via n.3. The Hotel Posta, a three star hotel located in Piazza IX Ottobre, is situated midway between the station and the fairgrounds. The Hotel Quattro Valli, instead, is just off the A27 and the State Road Alemagna, leading to Cortina. On the occasion of major events like the International Artisan Ice Cream Exhibition, which attracts over 25 000 people, both visitors and operators flock to the hotels in Belluno.
Shopping and Hot spots in Longarone for the after-show
Longarone hasn't got much to offer in terms of shopping and nightlife. The nearby city of Belluno, instead, is rather a good place where you can find plenty of shopping and entertainment opportunities. However, Longarone hosts a large shopping center with several sportswear shops. In town, there are also numerous restaurants and bars where to you can enjoy the delicious specialties of Friuli, such as cialzons, ravioli with herbs, brovada, white turnips with cotechino, or the classic goulash.
Promotion and sustainable development of the Dolomites
Expo delle Dolomiti has been created by a project of touristic, social and economic promotion of the the Dolomites, recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Among the objectives of this project, knowledge of the main aspects that...