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Suggested Visits

Discover our wonderful Region!

To spend an unforgettable holiday, we recommend to visit our territory. This small guide is only a list of villages to visit. In order to better savor the beauty of these places, we recommend reading a guide to the Friuli Venezia Giulia region in advance.

Composite itinerary
The foothills, the Friulian Dolomites, the snows of Piancavallo and the sources of the Livenza

The tour starts from Maniago, the city of knives, with a visit to the historic center, the Romanesque cathedral and the Coltellinai consortium where you can see and buy the best of the products of the skilled Maniaghesi artisans.

Departure for Valcolvera, visit to Pofabro-Frisanco, two of the most beautiful villages in Italy in the guide of Airone: fascinating houses with wooden balconies, set in the rock of Mount Jouf.

Continue towards the Barcis lake through the Pala Barzana pass (800 m) visiting Andreis, the town of birds of prey and flowered balconies.

A visit to Alta Valcellina is highly recommended which includes:

  • Pian Pinedo (educational farm and wildlife park)
  • Claut, with its Casa Clautana Museum and the ice rink
  • Cimolais, with the visitor center of the Friulian Dolomites park
  • the characteristic villages of Erto and Casso and the infamous Vajont dam.

At this point you can choose the way back between two alternatives:

1) get off at Longarone and return to Pordenone via Vittorio Veneto - Sacile

2) return to Barcis and through the Caulana road, you will reach Piancavallo for a trip by cable car among the immaculate snows. After the descent to Aviano, continue in the direction of Italy and visit Polcenigo, to admire the village and the sources of the Livenza.

To conclude the afternoon in Sacile, the garden of the Serenissima and on the way back to Vivaro, a stop in Pordenone with a walk in the historic center for shopping is recommended.

Itineraries for excursions (stages in short)

A) The hills of Livenza, Piancavallo and the park of San Floriano
San Foca - Malnisio - Piancavallo - Polcenigo - Sacile - San Floriano - Cansiglio Forest and back

B) Codroipo, the market, the Villa Manin, the museum of the carriages of Villa Kekler and the Risorgive
Valvasone - Codroipo - Passariano - Villa Kekler - Risorgive Park e Zoratto mill and back

C1) Along the Tagliamento, the sacred river of Friuli and Lignano (from the springs to the mouth)
Valvasone - San Vito - Cordovado - Portogruaro - Lignano and back

C2) Along the Tagliamento: the medieval villages on both sides of the river
Valvasone - San Vito - Cordovado - Sesto al Reghena – Teglio Veneto - Portogruaro

D) The fresh waters of the Pordenone Valleys and the Dolomites Park
Maniago - Frisanco - Andreis - Barcis - Cimolais - Pian Pinedo Claut and back

E) Spilimbergo: mosaics, market and cod
Spilimbergo - Pinzano - Castelnovo - Sequals - Arba - Vivaro

F) Tagliamento hills: with butterflies, griffins and hams
Spilimbergo - Pinzano - Forgaria - Cornino - Bordano - San Daniele and back

G) The valleys of silence: the Tramonti valley, the Cosa valley, the Arzino valley
Sequals - Meduno - Tramonti - Clauzetto - Pielungo Castello Ceconi - Pinzano - Spilimbergo - Vivaro

H) Central Friuli
Spilimbergo - Fagagna - Colloredo - Udine - Venzone - Gemona - Tarcento - Cividale - Palmanova - Vivaro

I) From Magredi to Carnia - along the Arzino and Tagliamento rivers
Spilimbergo - Pinzano - Pielungo - Val di Preone - Verzegnis - Tolmezzo - Venzone - Gemona - Osoppo and Rivoli - (Susans) Bordano - Cornino – Ragogna - San Daniele - Vivaro

L) Itinerary towards Trieste
Aquileia - Trieste - Grado - Marano

M) Itinerary to Venice (by train or to Jesolo and Cavallino)

N) The Templar way - By train - Bicycle - Car
Sacile - Maniago - Pinzano - Gemona

You can find other beautiful itineraries at the following link.

Mileage summary (departure from Vivaro)

Within 15 km

Rauscedo (6) - vineyards and wineries, the roots of wine

Domanins (7) - cellar, the wines of the i Magredi farm

Maniago (11) - knives & more, the Knives Museum and the showrooms for purchases, the Cathedral, the center and the Museum of Blacksmith Art, the Bicycle Museum

Spilimbergo (13) - the “Asin dei Tosoni” cheese, the mosaics of the mosaic school, village and castle

Valvasone Arzene (13) - the medieval village

Sequals and Solimbergo (15) - the mosaics, the house of Carnera, the village of Solimbergo and the castle

Within 30 km

Cavasso Nuovo (16) - Brewery - Meni's beer Castions 17 Pagura Distillery - the Furlana grappa

Montereale Valcellina (17) - Historical power station (1850) Pitter hydroelectric plant and scientific laboratory

Lestans (18) - Villa Ciani and archaeological collection

Pordenone (19) - shopping, tour in the historic center and walk under the arcades, various museums, the long river Noncello, tour of the taverns

Frisanco and Poffabro (20) - "Da li mans di Carlin" museum, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, nativity scenes

Travesio and Toppo (21) - the villages, the ruins of the castle

Porcia (22) - the historic center and the castle

San Vito al Tagliamento (23) - the medieval square

Flaibano (24) - "Prati di Coz" Educational Park

Castelnovo del Friuli (25) - 24 hamlets and 100 paths

Pinzano al Tagliamento (25) - cellar, the native wines of Bulfon and Ronco Cliona

Andreis and Barcis (26) - the lake, the museums, the houses and the eagles, the little train, the old road

Polcenigo (26) - San Floriano, sources of the Livenza, Gorgazzo, historic center and castle

Codroipo (26) - the Parco delle Risorgive, Villa Manin, Villa Kekler and the Carriage Museum

Rive d’Arcano (28) - the castle, the hills, the cellar

San Daniele (28) - the historic center, the Garneriana Library, the ham factory

Clauzetto (30) - the Pradis Caves, the spring, the cheeses from the valleys in the Val Cosa Dairy

Sacile (30) - the historic center, churches and gardens

Villalta di Fagagna (30) - castelllo and morainic hills

Within 50 km

Fagagna (31) - “Cocel” Peasant Life Museum, castle and birdlife oasis

Cordovado (32) - the medieval village

Sesto al Reghena (33) - the medieval village and the Abbey

Vito d’Asio (33) - Parish church of San Martino Susans 34 castle and hills

Tramonti di Sopra and di Sotto (35) - the lakes, the natural pools, the Pitina

Cornino and Ragogna (35) lake and griffins, beach in the Tagliamento

Colloredo di Monte Albano (38) - castle and morainic hills

Udine (40) - historic center, museums and taverns Pielungo 41 the castle of Count Ceconi

Osoppo (41) - the Springs of Bars and the fort

Cimolais and Claut (44) - Friulian Dolomites Park, Pian Pinedo, Casa Clautana Museum

Gemona (44) - Cathedral and historic center

Tarcento (47) - the Caves of Villanova

Bordano (48) - the village of butterflies

Erto and Casso (50) - the Vajont dam, the stone houses and the visitor center

Over 50 km

Carnia (55) - Carnia, the Celts and the Romans

Cavazzo Carnico (55) - Cavazzo lake

Palmanova (55) - the City Fortress and museum, the medieval village

Venzone (55) - Cathedral and historic center

Strassoldo (58) - village and castle

Cividale del Friuli (60) - Lombard vestiges and wines

Marano Lagunare (60) - lagoon oasis, visitor center

Tolmezzo (62) - Gortani Museum and historic center

Lignano Sabbiadoro (63) - Parco Zoo, the Sabbiadoro beach

Aquileia (70) - Roman vestiges

Arta Terme (70) - the thermal baths, Zuglio, Roman remains, the Romitorio and Randice ranch

Fogliano Redipuglia (72) - Shrine and places of war

Staranzano (75) - Cona Island

Grado (85) - historic center and beach

Gorizia (90) - historic center and castle

Trieste (114) - Carso, Grotta Gigante, Terrano, Miramare and Duino castle, historic center and San Giusto

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