Between Mountains and Borghi in Friuli

Friuli offers several opportunities for a weekend getaway: with this itinerary, you will discover its mountain, relaxing landscapes and its quaint villages.

Programma giornaliero

Start the weekend by visiting Spilimbergo, one the most renowned mosaic areas in the world, home of the famous Friuli mosaic school. Spilimbergo, that was awarded in 2013, with other 20 Italian towns, as an “Italian jewel”, owns a wonderful cathedral with fourteenth century frescoes, a castle with a “painted palace” perfectly preserved, and an old town full of paved alleys and front arcades. Opportunity to visit the Friuli Mosaic School, a unique reality in the world, where students from around the world come to learn the noble art of the mosaic. In the afternoon, transfer to Tramonti di Sopra for a tasting of the famous “pitina”, one of the best known Friulian Slow Food product. Dinner with an unspoilt and wild nature as background.

Photo credits (slider): Raffaello de Gottardo


Transfer to Sacile, a wonderful old town full of monuments of remarkable artistic interest and beautiful historical and natural views created by the Livenza river. As a matter of fact, Sacile is called “Il giardino della Serenissima”- the garden of Venice. Continue towards Polcenigo, one of the Most Beautiful Villages in Italy, developed along Gorgazzo creek, and dominated by the ancient ruins of a castle. The village offers quaint views, with mills and noble palaces. Then transfer to Valvasone, another wonderful village, and a walk around the area with a visit of the beautiful castle and its pretty private theatre. Tasting in a local wine estate to taste fine Friulians wine: are you ready to say goodbye to Friuli? I’m sure that at the end of the tasting you will be very… happy and cheerful!

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