Nature of Friuli Venezia Giulia

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: many of them are strictly connected with the rivers’ water that flows from the mountains to the Adriatic Coast. Let’s explore it from North to South, looking for the most evocative spots.

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Friulian Dolomites: UNESCO Heritage

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 destinations including the notorious Diga del Vajont, which can still be visited, and the ancient villages of Erto and Casso, where the writer and sculptor Mauro Corona lives and works; the Barcis lake, with emerald reflections; the many paths of the Friulian Dolomites Park.
Not far from here are the caves of Pradis, where you can have fun with the canyoning, the green Val Tramontina, full of relaxing paths, and the river Arzino, appointed 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 friulana”, a place characterized by a unique and very rare ecosystem, perfect for horse riding, and similar in some glimpses 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 also in the other naturalistic sites of the area, as for example in the source of Gorgazzo, whose depth is still unknown; or in the UNESCO site of the Palù di Livenza, a pile-dwelling village of the past and nowadays an important archaeological area; or in the rivers Livenza and Noncello, loved by those who practice kayaking.

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