Friuli Venezia Giulia: Nature at its best

From the Dolomites to the countryside, discover the beautiful Nature of Friuli Venezia Giulia, a unique land!

An incredible Variety of Landscapes

Pordenone area offers a huge variety of landscapes, mostly connected with the rivers’ water that flows from the mountains to the Adriatic Coast. Let’s explore it from North to South, looking for its most evocative spots.

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Friulian Dolomites: a UNESCO Heritage Site.

The impressive and wild Friulian Dolomites are less known than the most famous Veneto and Trentino Dolomites, but equally beautiful. Here the unspoilt nature prevails, far from the mass tourism itineraries and offering us gems such as the  Campanile della Val Montanaia, the symbol of the Dolomites, or the natural reserve of Pianpinedo.

Villages, Trails, Lakes

There are many unique destinations including the notorious Diga del Vajont, the ancient villages of Erto and Casso; the Barcis lake, with its fascinating emerald reflections; the paths of the Friulian Dolomites Park.

Not far from here you find the caves of Pradis, where you can try a thrilling canyoning experience, the green Val Tramontina, full of relaxing paths, and the river Arzino, defined by the Financial Times as one of the most beautiful and wild places to swim in Europe.

The Friulian Steppe

We descend further downstream and meet the Magredi, the “steppe from Friuli”, a place characterized by a unique and very rare ecosystem, perfect for horse riding, and similar to the lunar landscape. Here the rivers are absorbed by the stony ground, disappearing and then re-emerging south, near Pordenone.

Water plays a revelant role in other natural sites, like in the blue source of Gorgazzo, whose depth is still unknown; or in the UNESCO site of Palù di Livenza, a prehistoric pile-dwelling village; or in the rivers Livenza and Noncello, loved by those who practice kayaking.

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