The mountain of Friuli Venezia Giulia inaugurates the summer season among sports, culture, events and excellent food and wine.
Thanks to the openings of the ski lifts and a new entertainment programme also for children, the mountain resorts of Friuli Venezia Giulia are the ideal destination to regenerate body and spirit, immersed in pristine natural scenery, discovering ancient crafts and the authenticity of times gone by.
From the UNESCO heritage of the Friuli Dolomites through the hamlets of Carnia to the thousand-year-old forest of Tarvisio in the Julian Alps: those who want a holiday in the regenerating mountains of Friuli Venezia Giulia are spoilt for choice.
In Sappada, Forni di Sopra, Piancavallo, Tarvisio and in many other locations of the region, a summer of events is inaugurated, news, activities with guides and workshops for children, soon available online, together with an extensive outdoor offer for all levels, from athletes to families, and activities aimed at the well-being of body and spirit.
For those who love culture, art and history, there are many itineraries made ad hoc to discover the artisan tradition, such as that of Carnic violin making or tracing the historical paths of the Great War, with guided tours and trekking routes from the Karst to the Natisone Valleys. And for those looking for a stay full of relaxation and good food, you just have to take part in the many food and wine events among the villages and shelters, tasting the typical dishes of Friuli cuisine.
“IN RIFUGIO C’È PIÙ GUSTO” – six unmissable events in the name of good food and sustainability
Chocolate, snails, honey and many other zero-km products, together with traditional dishes and cakes, such as gubana, will be the protagonists of the table during the six events scheduled every Saturday from June 24 to July 29 in six shelters of the Assorifugi circuit of Friuli Venezia Giulia. A special opportunity to discover the agri-food brand “Io sono Friuli Venezia Giulia” (I am Friuli Venezia Giulia), which guarantees the controlled supply chain of ingredients and the sustainability of the manufacturing companies that have always been committed, just like the shelters, to bringing the most authentic tastes of their land to the table.
“Listening, knowing, experimenting, having fun and … tasting, with sustainability at heart!” will be the motto of these days also for children, invited to participate in activities just for them, such as workshops on the world of bees and snails, small workshops to try their hand at the art of mosaic or experimenting with the preparation of easy recipes.
A programme of events for young and old alike
The various entertainment programmes created in collaboration with the Friuli Venezia Giulia mountain networks and consortia begin from mid-June. They offer an alternation of outdoor activities for adults and children: trekking, e-bike and mountain bike excursions, walks at sunset and in the evening, astrotrekkingitineraries, but also art workshops, theatrical performances for children, visits to educational farms and tastingsof typical local products; those who want to, can try out climbing, enjoy horseback riding, participate in a speleological visit as well as much more.
Sappada: Pearl of the Dolomites, is increasingly a family destination
Surrounded by the Dolomites, Sappada (Plodn in the local dialect) is a famous destination for summer as well as winter tourism. Its origins date back to the early Middle Ages when it was inhabited by groups of families from Bavaria. In fact, an ancient German dialect is still spoken in Sappada today. In addition to natural beauty, Sappada boasts a particular rural architecture represented by wooden houses built with the ancient blockbau technique.
It has always been a destination for active holidays and families, and the resort aims this year to expand the offer dedicated to children and families with a project dedicated to entertainment for children with fifteen unmissable events in the months of July and August.
Holiday packages – many offers not to be missed
Active holidays, regenerating retreats, romantic weekends or stays for families with many dedicated activities: there are many different tourist packages offered by tour operators in the area for those who want an all-round holiday.
In addition to overnight stays in typical family-run establishments and insurance coverage, the packages include activities with expert and professional guides together with a variety of original and authentic experiences linked to the area: from tastings in shepherd huts to educational farms, from naturalistic excursions to trekking and biking, from sports experiences for experts and beginners – such as canoeing, sport fishing and an introduction to climbing – to guided visits to artisan workshops.
For those who want a regenerating holiday, there are many activities aimed at detoxifying the body and spirit, such as forest bathing, the collection of herbs to be enjoyed as a detoxifying herbal tea or conscious breathing immersed in the woods and in front of spectacular naturalistic panoramas.