One afternoon in the Ceschia distillery at Nimis with the great-grandson of the founder Giacomo Ceschia, through an interesting guided tour and final tasting of grappa. THE STORY OF THE DISTILLERY GIACOMO CESCHIA The history of the Ceschia distillery began in […]
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 […]
Some tips on what to visit with your dog, where to go and advice on treks to do in Sudtirol.
This is the second year in a row that we do the August holidays in Trentino Alto Adige, to be exact in Sudtirol.
While last year we stayed at Tires this year due to logistical problems ( Simone had a mtb race and did not know exactly when he was back) we booked at the last minute (at 1am and we left the next day).
All this led us to book 3 different hotels / gasthof in 3 different locations. I will say ‘it was not bad at all, we always trek in different areas and saw some places that we lacked.
August we know is the worst time to go on vacation, high prices and full of people everywhere but here the first TIP .
If you love walk, since the first day you will realize that most of the people are walking in shelters half an hour / 1 hour walk far.
In our hikes from 2 to 4 hours on average we met 10 people.
So what I’m telling you is: do not stop at the lower treks, push yourself a little higher and in addition to enjoying a better view you will enjoy the walk much more and even stop at the shelter.
In Sudtirol the CAI trail signs are everywhere and there is always marked the travel time of that stretch. Get the maps from the INFOPOINT that are really spread everywhere and if you go to very touristy areas arrive very soon.
^^^ Here during our trek above the Plose Mount (Bressanone) ^^^
HOTEL WITH DOGS IN SUDTIROL
I have never had problems with our dog in any hotel in Trentino Alto Adige.
The walks the most beautiful of Sardinia that will make you discover the highest peak on the island, the largest forest of oaks in Europe but also to local creeks known only to relax and swim after the trek. What are you waiting for? Add […]
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 […]
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 with spectacular views.
HERE IS THE VIDEO OF THE TREK
Another Sunday, another adventure.
The other week I received an email from Promoturismo Friuli Venezia Giulia of which I am Ambassador. They asked me if I was available to take a free course with them from a professional film maker on how to “create emotional videos” with a mobile phone. I love to create videos (although with poor results) I could not believe it.
I took the ball and took advantage of this trekking in Val Alba (look the video above) also to do a trial and not get to the course empty-handed.
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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 […]
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).
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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