Carnia

The King of Rivers

The mountainous part of the Tagliamento Valley, to the north-west of Tolmezzo, is divided into different landscapes. It starts from a wide valley floor where the presence of the river is reduced today to a gravely riverbed and where only memory can tell of logs being floated downstream. There aren’t many lateral valleys and these open up to reveal worlds of beautiful mountain pasture that still maintain characteristics of remarkable authenticity. Ascending, one comes upon first the uplands and then the valley of Lauco, that offers a kaleidoscope of possibilities to the visitor: from skiing to visiting necropoleis; from the traditional stone houses to shrines of popular faith and devotion. From Raveo or from Enemonzo one can reach the Pani basin, a tableland where there are many typical rural houses, with the annexed barn and hayloft. After having passed the village of Enemonzo, on the other bank of the Tagliamento, one arrives in Preone and from there, across an old-time road, one can reach the valley of Preone, a wide saddle covered with a large meadowland with stavoli, placed here and there, the typical mountain dwellings that were inhabited until the first half of the 20th century.

Itineraries

The hills of Carnia

The mountainous part of the Tagliamento Valley, to the north-west of Tolmezzo, is divided into different landscapes. It starts from a wide valley floor where the presence of the river is reduced today to a gravely riverbed and where only memory ...

The upper Tagliamento valley

Following along the Tagliamento Valley, upstream, the river assumes the appearance of a true Alpine watercourse only after the dam that creates Lake Caprizi (Socchieve). At Ampezzo, a lateral fork leads to an uncontaminated world: the Lumiei ...

From Comeglians to Paularo

Carnia can be ‘narrated’ by following its principal valleys that, positioned like the fingers of a hand, branch off from Tolmezzo. There exists however another way, transversal, to describe the peculiarities of this territory, and that is from ...

Ovaro and the Pesarina valley

At the beginning of the Val di Gorto a worthwhile detour would be the road between Ovaro and Comeglians. Val Pesarina was once a centre of trade with Cadore where the richness of the buildings reveals its entrepreneurial past which was tied to the ...

The But valley

The Bût Valley is also called the Canale di San Pietro: it is enough to look up, while travelling through it, to see how the Church of San Pietro of Zuglio, from its position on high, dominates the other churches standing on rises that look out ...

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