The Alps in Friuli Venezia Giulia: from the forest in Tarvis – the largest in Italy and among the oldest ones in Europe – through the green Carnic valleys to the Natural Park of Friuli Dolomites, mountain lovers can live a natural experience, far away from noises, crowds and the ubiquitous technology thanks to the respect of nature and to environmental protection.
A well-structured system of paths and mountain huts offers hikers unforgettable moments. Practice walls, trekking paths and routes making it possible to observe the many animals living undisturbed in these mountains are the ideal ingredients of a natural and active holiday.
Among the main holiday areas: the Tarvis area, the Carnic area (with Sauris, Forni di Sopra, Ravascletto, Arta Terme, Forni Avoltri and Sutrio) as well as Piancavallo with the mountains around Pordenone, among which the untouched Valcellina.
Here you can find the authentic and genuine spirit of the mountains, enjoy forgotten tastes, sleep in the so-called albergo diffuso (typical holiday apartments linked to each other) and experience festivals well-rooted in the local traditions.
In every season you can practice any kind of sport (mountain bike, horse-riding, paragliding, fishing as well as skiing and other snow sports in winter, of course), tourists can enjoy courses, entertainment activities, shows and various events, folk festivals and wine and dine events.
All this helps you spend pleasant holidays in one of the purest environments of the Alps offering at the same time high-level facilities and an excellent quality-price ratio.
Among other things, tourists simply have to try out the “borderless” offers of the Tarvis area (creating a single international holiday area with Slovenia and Carintia) as well as discover the villages on the Carnic slopes with their art treasures and the delicious mountain cuisine.
The crowning glories of Friuli Venezia Giulia are its two regional parks: the Park of Friuli Dolomites (37 thousand hectares from the Valcellina to the Alta Valle del Tagliamento) and the Park of Julian Prealps (with the charming Valle di Resia), the Eastern boundary of which is marked by the massif of Mount Canin with the only regional glacier.
Courtesy of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Official Tourist Board