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Nova Levante village

Nova Levante is located in an elongated forested valley at the west end of the Dolomites, in the reign of King Laurin.

The state road SS241, better known as the Dolomite Road, stretches across the Val d’Ega to Nova Levante. The little mountain village extends at 1,182 m asl at the foot ot the mighty Catinaccio, which is the reign of King Laurin. This is where the legend of the dwarf king has its origins, this is where you can admire the red evening sky above the peaks of the Cantinaccio.

First mentioned in 1142 as “Noue”, a first church in Nova Levante was mentioned in 1298 and was consecrated to S. Ingenuin and Albuin. The present church, however, was completed and consecrated in 1967 after a two-years’ construction period. It is a rather modern church with low flanking aisles and a roof with pointed gables.

Worth a visit is also the little S. Sebastiano church. This little chapel is dedicated to S. Rochus and Sebastian and was constructed between 1662 and 1666. The interior boasts Baroque artworks of the 17th century.

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