Fortified city among the most striking of the Veneto, Feltre stands in the middle of a natural amphitheater of rare beauty situated at the foot of the Alps. The territory already inhabited in pre-Roman times, in the first century. to. C becomes a thriving municipium, strategically important commercial and military along the Via Claudia Augusta, a major artery that connected the port of Altino with the Danube area.
Following the collapse of the looting and fires Visigoths, Alans, Huns, Goths and Lombards who destroyed in 569 AD In the Middle Ages, under the authority of the bishop Count, he has repeatedly contended by Treviso and then conquered, between feeble attempts at recovery, by Ezzelino da Romano, the Camino, by the Scala, the Czech rulers, the Carraresi and the Visconti, the last lords of the city.
It is 1404 when Feltre alloy their fortunes in Venice. The powerful Republic, which had created a large state in the mainland, imposes its rule and the city lives a moment of glory. The echo of Humanism reached Feltre that gives birth to the three great geniuses: Vittorio de 'Rambaldoni, tutor to the Montefeltro and the Gonzagas, Panfilo Castaldi, who contends in the Gutenberg invention of movable type printing and the Blessed Bernardino Tomitano, fervent preacher who established the pawnbroking to stem the scourge of usury.
In 1509-1510 loyalty Feltrini to Venice is put to the test: the troops of Maximilian of Hapsburg invade, conquer and plunder the citadel. The city is reborn on the ruins of the old gothic battles, on the ruins of public and religious buildings, embellishing palaces and churches from the beautiful facades decorated with frescoes and graffiti. Palazzo Crico Tauro, frescoed by Dead da Feltre, Salce Aldovini Midnight palace, palace cantons, Muffoni building, whose facade is decorated with frescoes from the circle of Marco da Mel, Zugni palace, palace Bankers graced with fine graffiti made by Italian craftsmen center, building Pezzani , palace and palace Zucco Altino Salce chase each inside and outside the walls.
The splendor is now finished, Venice slowly decays and Feltre, faithful servant, it follows the fortunes. Overcome by the French revolutionary wave in 1797, ceded by the Treaty of Campo Formio to Austria, the city was annexed to the Kingdom of Italy in 1866. The rest is recent history.