Tarvisio belongs to “Comunita’ Montana della Valle Canale e Canal del Ferro”. Its origin is Roman but previously it had been inhabited by the Taurisci – a Celtic population. From 1000 it had been the possession of “Capitolo di Bamberga” and from the 12th century it reached a significant commercial importance.
In 1456 it obtained the privilege to organize the annual fair. In the 15th century it suffered for Turkish invasions despite of the construction of a fortification system around the Parish Church.
From 1759 it became an Austrian possession and during Napoleon domination was the scene of bloody battles.
After World War I it was annexed to Italy becoming a border town. Then it had a very strong commercial impulse which still characterizes it.
Art and culture Tarvisio
We suggest to visit:
The ancient fortress;
The Sanctuary of “Madonna di Monte Lussari”;
The Museum of Mineral Tradition in the village Valle del Predil.
Among its environmental properties, there are:
The Park “Parco delle Alpi Giulie”;
The Park of Fusine (with the trail “Anello dei Laghi di Fusine”);
The trail to the Sanctuary of Mont Lussari.
Information on art and culture from: “Guida Artistica del Friuli Venezia Giulia” by Giuseppe Bergamini
A.I.A.T. del Tarvisiano e di Sella Neve www.tarvisiano.org
Where to stay in Tarvisio
There are high quality hotels and apartments available, check them out and make a reservation here.