Where we are
PERA from the Latin petra=pietra, means stone. The name comes from the large landslide rock next to Hotel Rizzi. From Pera you can admire a breathtaking view over Cima Undici and Cima Dodici peacks (Vallacia), the woody entrance to San Nicolò Valley at east, while moving to wets, you will see at the orizont, the steep crags of Sass de Pere da Fech (Flint Stone), which is 2144 metres hight. The old Church of Pera, San Lorenzo, was built at the beginning of the 17th century and features a wooden outdoor balcony for the choir. Pera is today district of Pozza, that is one kilometer far away. Pera has its historical importance, both from a tourist and mountaineering viewpoint. Suffice to say that princes, kings and many other illustrious personages, such as Enrico Fermi, have staied at Hotel Rizzi.
Pera, this cheerful district of Pozza, can also boast a long mountaineering history; it was home to the famous climber Tita Piaz, known as the “diavolo delle Dolomiti”, (the Devil of the Dolomites). For his extraordinary feats people believed he was on relation with the devil himself. Every day the inhabitants of Pera were used to seeing famous climbers, including King Leopold and King Albert, arriving to talk to Tita about rocks and climbing.
Pera, even is only a small district, is still considered an important town and there is no doubt that its importance stems from the fact that it was here where tourism and mountaineering were born.
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