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WHAT TO DO AND VISIT IN FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA

WHAT TO DO AND VISIT IN FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA

Discover what to visit in Friuli Venezia Giulia in your next trip.   ^^^ here on the top of the Lussari Mount in Tarvisio ^^^ Friuli Venezia Giulia is a region little considered at the tourist level especially by foreigners. With all the beauties we […]

DISCOVER THE MONTE SANTO DI LUSSARI ABOVE TARVISIO | TREK & FOOD IN FVG

DISCOVER THE MONTE SANTO DI LUSSARI ABOVE TARVISIO | TREK & FOOD IN FVG

Walk along the Pellegrino path in Friuli Venezia Giulia starting from Borgo Lussari, Camporosso (Tarvisio) towards Monte Santo di Lussari (CAI 613) and eaten at Meschnik hut on the panoramic terrace at an altitude of 1790 meters overlooking the beautiful Julian Alps.     As […]

ENJOY THE VIEW FROM THE “VILLACHER ALPENSTRASSE” | THE ALPINE ROAD OF VILLACH

ENJOY THE VIEW FROM THE “VILLACHER ALPENSTRASSE” | THE ALPINE ROAD OF VILLACH

Discover the beauty of the highest route of Villach.

16 km where you can enjoy the view of the italian and Slovenja Julian Alps and the Karawanken and you can trek until the top of the Dobrosch.

^^^ The view of  the triple border. From this terrace you can see Tarvisio, the Lussari, the Julian Alps, Slovenia and the 3 borders.^^^

^^^ This is the last rest area. Here there is a large park for children with slides, swings and paths where to play right next to the Aichingerhutte restaurant and is also the starting point to reach the top of the Dobratsch ^^^

^^^ Simone walking towards the Gams – und Gipfelblick platform ^^^

 

Some time ago, while we were coming back from our weekend on Lake Millstatt ( very charming place! ) we decided to stop in Villach and make this “famous” alpine road.

 

ABOUT

Villacher Alpenstrasse is located in the Dobratsch nature park which is also the oldest protected area in Carinthia.

To enter the motor vehicles pay entry, the cars pay 17.50 and the bikes 11 euros.

Once you enter you will find yourself in front of a beautiful road that climbs up to 16.5 kilometers and a map in hand, you can stop at various stopping points to observe the landscape, take walks, eat in huts or discover the characteristics of 800 plants in the Alpine garden.

 

A different Sunday especially with children that between scenic spots, run in the car and time spent playing in the playground that is located at 1732 meters above sea level are sure to have fun throughout the day.

The Villacher Alpenstrasse is an experience a stone’s throw from Friuli Venezia Giulia where you can discover with the whole family the beauty of the mountains that surround us and if you love hiking and walking starting from the last rest area, the Rosstratte 1732 m you can get there by an easy hike to the summit of the Dobratsch at 2167 m with a view of the triple border.

REST AREAS

Along the Villacher Alpenstrasse or the alpine path of Villach there are 11 rest areas.

Even if you are not a fan of ski jumping, do not be enchanted by seeing the trampolines from above that are also used in summer.

At the second rest area you can have a nice view of Villach and its lakes while going up a hairpin bend you can relax a bit in the woods and discover the ruins of Finkenstein Castle.

 

You start to climb and with the fifth rest point we have already arrived at 1307 m (without making a big effort I would add ..). Hence the view on my beloved Friuli Venezia Giulia and on the Italian and Slovenian Julian Alps.

At 1483 meters you will discover the variety of the 800 alpine plants of this garden and the “red wall” platform will make you shiver because suspended at 400 m in height on the Austrian Karavanke.

 

Finally you are coming to the top, you have come to the starting point for your excursion.

If you do not want to walk for long you can reach the platform Gams – Und Gipfelblick perfect observation point to see the chamois in freedom in the morning or relax in the observation station “Paths of the sun” where you will find maps and maps of the area and sunbeds where to relax.

 

If instead you are a walker you can reach the summit. The Gipfelhaus lodge is located at the top of the Dobratsch at 2167 meters and can be reached via 2 paths. The view, it does not even need to be said, is as enchanting as the typical Austrian dishes that you have rightly deserved.

 

END

I, Simon and Giorgino (our dog), we had a lot of fun on this day.

I advise you to go on a sunny day because you pay the entrance and it would not be nice to spend some money and not be able to do all the excursions.

 

The Villacher Alpenstrasse is open all year round but the huts are not so I think summer is the best time for this trip out of town.

 

One thing that amused me a lot is then having made walks in Tarvisio and surroundings and being able to see well the top of the Dobratsch and be able to say “I was there!”.

If you have children and want to spend a day in the mountains this is the right place.

 

^^^ The platform Gams – und Gipfelblick ^^^

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” WEEKEND AT THE MILLSTATT LAKE “

^^^ Piano piano la neve si sta sciogliendo anche quassù ^^^

 

 

 

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ANOTHER AMAZING TREKKING IN MY HOMELAND | Cason di Lanza, Bivacco Lomasti – Friuli Venezia Giulia

ANOTHER AMAZING TREKKING IN MY HOMELAND | Cason di Lanza, Bivacco Lomasti – Friuli Venezia Giulia

A beautiful walk with breathtaking views starting from Cason di Lanza Casera (Pontebba / Friuli Venezia Giulia) along the cheese trail and the Aip clay up to the Bivacco Lomasti. A fairly simple trek that will allow you to reach the border and take a […]

Trekking in Val Alba to the hut “cjasut dal Scior” | A magic place with a 360° view on my mountains

Trekking in Val Alba to the hut “cjasut dal Scior” | A magic place with a 360° view on my mountains

ABOVE MOGGIO UDINESE IN FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA IS THE NATURAL RESERVE OF VAL ALBA, 3000 HECTARES OF WOOD, PATHS, RIVERS AND REMAINS OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR ALL TO VISIT. Here you will find easy treks suitable for beginners or families  and more difficult treks […]

TREKKING ON MOUNT JOANAZ AND LUNCH AT AGRITURISMO ZARO

TREKKING ON MOUNT JOANAZ AND LUNCH AT AGRITURISMO ZARO

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).

 

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Top 4 Amazing Tree House Hotels in Italy

Top 4 Amazing Tree House Hotels in Italy

THIS IS THE GUEST POST I WRITE FOR “CAMPING FOR WOMEN” – Original post here The best treehouse where to sleep in Italy   If you’ve always wandered to sleep in a tree house surrounded by meters and meters of snow … it’s the time! […]

A perfect day | Walk in the scenic Rilke trail, aperitif at the fisherman port and fish dinner in Sistiana

A perfect day | Walk in the scenic Rilke trail, aperitif at the fisherman port and fish dinner in Sistiana

Every person is different and loves different things. For me, on this rainy afternoon, many of the things I love have joined. I, Simon and our dog Giorgino, walking around, on a path that I had never done before, aperitif looking at the sea and […]

Visit the Barcis lake and the alpine villages of Poffabro, Frisanco and Andreis – All the INFO

Visit the Barcis lake and the alpine villages of Poffabro, Frisanco and Andreis – All the INFO

A sunny day to discover the enchanting Lake Barcis, a walk along the old Cellina road and also a visit to the famous alpine villages Poffabro and Frisanco.

 

 

It’s Sunday morning, we’re still in bed. We do not know what time it is. April sweet sleep, also because now the snow is melting, but not fast enough to start with the great walks, so here we are. To decide where to go to the last, starting slowly and a cup of coffee under the duvet.

Welcome sunny and spring Sunday. The days are longer even if the wind is sparkling. I had heard that during this weekend they open the old Valcellina road. It can be passed on foot or by bicycle, just have a protective helmet. Well, let’s go!

 

 

 

We arrive at the Antoi Bridge and find parking. A photo on this bridge is a must. From here you can enjoy all the surrounding peaks still dirty with snow. It seems to be in Colorado instead of in Friuli Venezia Giulia.

With 3 euros we take tickets to access the old Val Cellina road. It was inaugurated in 1906 and before that time the ten thousand inhabitants of the area were totally isolated. Only a small impervious path, the Val de Crous, connected Val Cellina to the plain.

When the work began to build the hydroelectric plant that would have given energy to both Veneto and Friuli, it also began to create the road with dynamite blows. The old Val Cellina road can be traveled from Molassa to the Antoi bridge (or vice versa), but due to landslides and stones that often fall from above, it is quite dangerous and therefore can only be visited on pre-established days (check when HERE).

 

THE WALK

A slow walk along the road that winds alongside the gorge that hosts the Cellina stream. This one of an exceptional blue, runs slowly and thanks to the sound of the waters and the birds, takes you directly to another era. You walk under tunnels and protruding boulders, you can even make a small via ferrata that leads to the Tibetan bridge of Barcis. From here you can see the river’s waters right under your feet. Enchanting.

I have made ferratas, and much more adventurous, while Simone does not like to be hung anywhere then, we continue straight and after our ride back to the lake of Barcis.

 

THE LAKE TOUR

A comfortable walkway allows you to go around the lake while on the other side various paths will take you up to enjoy the view of the water from above or down, towards the shore, and in this way see the lake in all its length.

Halfway there we were already stuck in that beautiful wooden kiosk overlooking the lake to gorge ourselves with cheese and smoked ricotta of their production. The only misfortune of the day “we only serve water!”. Not even a good glass of white to accompany those delights and then we go, let’s go, let’s go and try to drink something!

 

 

POFFABRO, FRISANCO E ANDREIS

 

We left early and as a result we finished the tour early. Today we do not want big adventures, hours of walking, muddy boots or packed lunches. What we do?

It was quite a while that I heard about Poffabro, the village of the villages but also the enchanting Andreis and Frisanco, which from Barcis are very far away, a pity not to get us a run away.

Poffabro is one of the most beautiful villages in Italy and rises 525 meters high on a side of the Carnic Pre-Alps. Thanks to its unique architectural features it is a jewel to be discovered. The courts are made up of houses built on several floors all made of cut stone, rich in stairs, balconies and wooden balconies with an ancient flavor that create a game of movement leaving the tourist in a magical enchantment. Although the buildings are close to each other, the wealth of pillars, stone arches and wooden walkways has a harmonious feel that fits perfectly with the surrounding landscape.

 

Frisanco is just as beautiful and characteristic. Located at the foot of the imposing Mount Raut in Val Colvera with its narrow streets we have literally kidnapped. The simple and central church gives way to dozens of cobblestone streets and the enchanting buildings stand before us framed by the mountains. The famous stonemasons and their techniques created a masterpiece of craftsmanship creating a real open-air museum that survived the 1976 earthquake.

 

Finally Andreis, also here a lot of cut stone and wood in an indissoluble embrace. Two hard but beautiful materials just like the landscapes around here. Places rich in history that have made me spend a Sunday between walks and trivia on our small region.

And you? Have you ever been there?

 

 

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Trekking in Carnia: discover Pesariis the village of clocks and the mountain houses in Orias

Trekking in Carnia: discover Pesariis the village of clocks and the mountain houses in Orias

A day to discover the Valley of the Time, also known as Val Pesarina. Famous since the ‘700 for the construction of clocks today is a beautiful village to discover with great taverns, a museum on watchmaking and a path that goes on throughout the […]