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Trekking suitable for everyone above Faedis starting from the Madonnina del Domm and arriving at the top of Mount Joanaz.

A breathtaking view of the Julian Alps with a unique view of Mount Matajur still whitened with snow.




Mount Joanaz is a very famous peak of the Julian Prealps. There are various walks to be done in this area, both towards Porzus and its huts and various rings from the villages below.

I tend to do these walks in spring or autumn when the weather is not the best or the snow has yet to melt. In this case we made the ring starting from the Bocchetta di Sant’Antonio reaching the top, then descending to the Madonnina del Domm and then closing the ring following the asphalt road that again reaches the Bocchetta di Sant’Antonio (which is practically a crossing that you meet climbing from Canebola where you reach a small chapel and park).



But I prefer to advise you directly the walk that starts from Madonnina del Domm up to the top and return to the same path as they are working and the track to make the ring is half destroyed uphill (very ugly and uncomfortable).




It’s finally Sunday morning. Even Giorgino seems to be sleepy. He climbs on the bed and goes back to sleep with us.
We are going to go for a walk near our house, it is not worth doing up early. The hot thermos are ready, cookies and granola bars are in the backpack and we loaded the boots.

Giorgino is more excited than ever, every time he sees loading boots and backpacks he knows that he is going to walk and that he will have a lot of fun.

We find one of those bars still with the metal counter, who knows how old this place is. We drink a coffee and climb towards Canebola village and up again to the Madonnina del Domm at 960 meters. From here the view is splendid.


This year it snowed everywhere. Also here. The grass is still yellow but here and there hundreds of crocuses in bloom accompany us during the ascent. The contrast is spectacular. Getting to the top is not difficult. You pass a two woods and various hills with a gentle slope and an incredible panorama is on our right.

The more you climb the more you can admire the beautiful Mount Matajur still covered in snow. It reminds me Mount Fuji.

We arrive at the highest point, 1167 meters, where there are other people enjoying the show. We take out our breakfast (and würstel for Giorgino) and relax by studying the mountains that surround us.

Even the descent is a pleasure. You walk, losing your gaze to 360 degrees. On the clearest days they say you can see the sea. We have not been so lucky but we look at the plain for miles.


It’s lunch time?

Where we can go?




Not even 15 minutes from where we left the car, in a beautiful valley rises the Zaro agriturismo, a farm restaurant totally immersed in nature and perfect for a quick stop or a typical Friulian lunch.

You can choose to sit in the wooden tables outside while the children have fun in the playground or sit in a tranquil atmosphere surrounded by dark wood and white tablecloths.

The specialties of the house are the platters of cold cuts, the homemade pasta, the deer bred on the spot and the frico.

We could not resist drinking a two beer in the shade while eating a frico while Giorgino slept under the table. The service is nice and the environment is welcoming. Truly a nice place suitable for everyone.

If you want to eat it is better to book or at least call and not to go on a trip for nothing and check the opening hours  HERE. 




Path to the ring of Mount Joanaz starting from Bocchetta di Sant’Antonio : CAI 765

Time: 3 hours

Difficulty: medium

Kilometers: 8,5 km



Path starting from the Madonnina del Domm to the top: T1

Time: 2 hours

Difficulty: easy

Kilometers: 4,2 km


 GPS track:

Safety: there are no too exposed areas. Walk suitable for families with children and dogs.

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