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Here are photos and info of the simple circular walk perfect for the whole family along the “historic path of Monte di Ragogna”.
This excursion allows us to start from Ragogna castle and through easy tracks and military paths to reach Ragogna mountain at 503 meters.
^^^ Easy and suitable walk for everyone on Mount Ragogna with Simone and Giorgino ^^^
^^^ I had never seen the ancient castle of Reunia (Ragogna). Guys is restored in a lovely way! I can’t wait for there to be castles open to visit it! ^^^
^^^ We begin the walk along this comfortable track that starts right under the castle ^^^
^^^ Along the way we meet many wild strawberry plants, elderflowers and also various white pines ^^^
^^^ This crossroads … go right: D later you will find the signs. ^^^
^^^Here are the signs that you will find along the way. We follow the military mule track “Las Cenglis” and then to the top of the mountain ^^^
^^^Warning! A very dangerous group of kid blocks our way … oh dear! They come close and take our pat !! 😀 ^^^
^^^ I feel a little observed … ^^^
^^^ exactly !! : D ^^^
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^^^ We make a piece of asphalt uphill where we meet only one cyclist ^^^
^^^We get back on the path entering here, where there is also a convenient map and photos to study ^^^
^^^ An hour and 10 later we are at the first panoramic point ^^^
^^^From here you can see the Tagliamento river and the bridge of Cimano and Gemona ^^^
^^^ Just an hour and a half walk there is a beautiful panoramic point with table and benches perfect for family snacks ^^^
^^^ The view from the picnic table ^^^
^^^ A nice overview of the Tagliamento river ^^^
^^^ We continue to follow the track ^^^
^^^ Here we are at the only bar / restaurant “Al biel Friul” where we drank 2 colas and admired the super panorama ^^^
^^^ We continue past the restaurant along the path ^^^
^^^ We go down to this church and go to the asphalt road on the right ^^^
^^^ Here is another spectacular scenic spot ^^^
^^^ The monument dedicated to “travelers” ^^^
^^^ Now we will make a piece of CAI 813 to get closer to the point where we have the car ^^^
^^^ This path is enchanting. It seems to be in the Amazon so full of plants and trees^^^
^^^ Literally immersed in vegetation ^^^
^^^ We came out of here and we go to the right (also with the help of the classic google maps) ^^^
^^^ We reached the “Bar al Ponte” on a normal road and then we headed towards Ragogna Castle ^^^
^^^ Along the way there are historic houses with signs that tell their origins ^^^
^^^ Arrived at the car we could not go up to take a look also at the castle of Ragogna. Actually I forced Simone to go up here too 😀 ^^^
^^^The Castle is very beautiful and with an enchanting view of the Tagliamento ^^^
^^^ Even the view from the other side is enchanting, who knows why I have never been there before! ^^^
^^^ Selfie in the golden hour ^^^
^^^ They are finishing to rebuild the turret. Guys what a great job they are doing with this castle, I can’t wait for the “open castles” event to go and visit it! ^^^
Saturday afternoon, late spring.
It is finally hot.
Simone and I decide to go for a walk after work and to stretch Giorgino’s paws.
We head towards Ragogna (near San Daniele del Friuli, Udine) in San Pietro and park the car under the ancient castle of Reunia.
I had never been here, although I grew up in a neighboring country, and I am amazed at how large and beautifully restored the castle is.
We decide to visit it later and start the walk along a comfortable road that starts right from the parking lot.
THE WALK ON THE MOUNT OF RAGOGNA BEGINS
Let’s start by saying that following the paths here is very easy and well signposted.
During this walk we will explore one of the great war thematic itineraries of Friuli.
Here we will visit military posts, cannon pitches and places of Italian entrenchments with explanatory didactic tables in order to learn more about the battles that took place in these areas.
Today we start following the military mule track “las Cenglis”.
It is such a simple walk that one can decide later whether to stop and eat in the only place on the mountain of Ragogna, whether to do the whole ring, whether to go down to Muris and go back or re-enter through the same path of the outward journey.
The slightly uphill walk along the mule track is a pleasure.
It’s covered by vegetation so we don’t feel the sun beating our heads.
Giorgino is a little less happy when we are surrounded by a group of goats.
You must know that Giorgino is a cowardly dog .. and while some animals adore them others terrify him like goats and horses.
The goats are obviously very good, I pet them and take some photos.
It takes only an hour and a quarter to reach the first panoramic point on the Tagliamento river where we find a table with benches to be able to stop and have a snack.
From here we can see the bridges over the Tagliamento river where we usually go for a swim, the city of Venzone, Mount Cjampon and Mount Plauris but also a thousand other peaks.
The view is enchanting.
BREAK IN THE ONLY BAR IN THE MOUNT OF RAGOGNA “AL BIEL FRIUL”
It is hot and we have not brought almost anything so we decide to stop and drink a coke.
I didn’t know there was a bar / restaurant here and it looks pretty run down but a huge sign outside says “OPEN” and we go inside.
We find this very kind girl who, in addition to giving us a drink, brings us a bowl of water to Giorgi without our having asked him to.
Really very kind!
Regenerated and happy we start again along the path and we arrive at the church of San Giovanni in Monte and behind her yet another enchanting panorama.
We go down and reach the other panoramic point with benches and tables.
From here it is even better.
YOU COME BACK THROUGH PATH CAI 813
Well we go down again and reach the road in front of the traveler’s monument.
We decide to take the CAI 813 path trying to get a little closer to the village of San Pietro and then reach the car under the castle.
We do a stretch of walk in the woods completely surrounded by vegetation, It was wonderful.
In half an hour we reach the bar at the bridge in the center of the village and we reach the car.
DO YOU WANT NOT TO VISIT THE ANCIENT CASTLE OF REUNIA( OR RAGOGNA) !?
I decide to go up to the castle.
During the climb to the castle it seems to be in a movie.
Everything is so beautiful and well kept, you can just immerse yourself in the exploration of this place dated 500.
After passing the church we go up to the level of the castle where, in addition to the walls, there is a view of the river and the surrounding lands.
From here we understand very well the strategic importance that this castle has assumed in the past. You can also appreciate the beauty of the walls overlooking the river and wander on the panoramic terrace in front of the main body of the castle.
How nice this place is!!
Only a glass of wine is missing!
After wandering around the walls for a while we decided to return home not before going to Tabine for a spritz (if you have never been there, in Villuzza di San Daniele, go down to Tabine where you can swim in the Tagliamento river and drink an aperitif at the kiosk. Super recommended in summer!).
Start: San Pietro, Ragogna (near San Daniele), Friuli Venezia Giulia.
Arrival: Ragogna mout
Time: 3 hours al the loop
Path: military track “las Cenglis” and CAI 813
Suitable for whom: this walk is easy and suitable for everyone.
Official site with map of the trails: http://www.grandeguerra-ragogna.it/contenuti/pdf/itinerari.pdf
Reunia castle website: https://www.turismofvg.it/Castello-Di-Reunia-Itinerario-Monte-Di-Ragogna
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