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

 

 

 

If you have questions and curiosity write me an email to alessiamorello85@gmail.com

or follow me on facebook and instagram @the italian smoothie

 

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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 to close with a flourish, dinner in a really good restaurant. What do you say you want to try too?

 

 

THE RILKE TRAIL

Well, if you live in Friuli Venezia Giulia it’s hard not to have ever heard of the Rilke trail. A simple walk and suitable for everyone, to be tackled on foot or by bicycle with breathtaking views, cliffs overlooking the sea, panoramic points built over the watchtowers of the Second World War and especially not to much effort but a lot of beauty.

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ALPE ADRIA CYCLE PATH – FROM AUSTRIA TO THE ITALIAN SEE BY BIKE – ALL THE INFO

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For cycling enthusiasts, the Alpe Adria cycle path allows you to start from Salzburg in Austria and reach Grado, on the Italian sea, always on your bike. A 410 kilometer long cycle path that crosses alpine passes, borders, medieval villages and enchanting places to visit.   […]

ORRIDO DELLO SLIZZA IN TARVISIO – AN EASY WALK FOR ALL THE FAMILY

ORRIDO DELLO SLIZZA IN TARVISIO – AN EASY WALK FOR ALL THE FAMILY

In the area of ​​Boscoverde in Tarvisio, in my beloved Friuli, it is possible to walk along an alpine stream with a color so pure and blue that you can not believe it.

 

SOME INFO:

The stream Slizza during its hundreds of years of activity has created a real canyon in which it flows and where we can admire it to the maximum of its color. The Slizza starts from Sella Nevea, another border town and after having crossed the Rio del Lago valley reaches Tarvisio before finishing its run in Austria.

Last Sunday we had a few hours free so I, Simon and our dog Giorgino left for Tarvisio to enjoy the show of the Slizza surrounded by snow. Going down the gorge along the footbridge full of snow was not too easy but the show that we opened under our feet has repaid every effort made. The contrast of colors is incredible in every season but in winter with ice along the catwalks and in the caves makes you feel inside a fairy tale.

I suggest to do this walk from spring to the fall season because in winter could be dangerous for all the snow and ice on the footbridge.

THEN IS HAPPENED THIS:

During our walk I made some video with the DJI OSMO. It was more like a test because I bought this camera recently and I do not understand all the features yet. At home I created the video and with much effort of my internet line, I uploaded it on my youtube channel. Not even a week later, a journalist  of udine contacted me to share the video on their channels with reference to my site.

This obviously made me very happy, even if with hindsight … I could do it better and commit myself a little more, but as I said before, it was a test.

 

In any case, the video had more than 11 thousand views and more than 100 shares. You can imagine my mixed happiness surprise. In this way I was able to make myself known above all in my province and get in touch with many people who love the mountains and the adventure like me.

 

HERE THE VIDEO (watch it in HD):

Did you like my video?

Leave a comment  below and let me know what you think!

 

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