Alpine farms of the Chiarsò Valley

Climbing along the valley after a shower or at the end of a long rainy period, you can see countless waterfalls cascading from the crags of the steep slopes. Some of them are breath-taking, because of their majesty and of the height of the fall. Waterfalls and gorges can be admired along the road ending just short of crossing into Austria, alternating with grassy plains and isolated peaks that render the landscape particularly charming.

Valdaier

All the hogback of the mountains Neddis - Dimon - Paularo, which overlooks the pasture, is historically interesting for the works dating back to the Great War. This is the only Alpine farm that carries out its agricultural activities throughout the year. Near the farm lies the castle of Valdajer ... 

Costa Robbia Alta

The first mention of the pasture can be found in a document written by the Notary of the Republic of Venice, Andrea de Speciariis, dated 18 April 1573. On the crests of Monte Paularo you can admire the white partridges, obviously with the aid of binoculars. The main feature of this tetraonida is ... 

Zermula

Along the road that leads to the Alpine farms from Paularo, around 1 km after the "Maina della Schialute", a sign on the right marks the starting point of the short trail leading to the "Palma" – a formidable, century-old white fir included among the natural monuments of Friuli Venezia Giulia. Six ... 

Pizzul

"Report on the yield of Alpine farms in Carnia [...] In the year 1295 183 large animals and another 200 small animals grazed on Monte Pizzul, owned by Mistro Giacomo qm Osualdo Gambelutto d'Incaroj, with an annual yield of 1753 lbs. of cheese – Et Ego Giuseppe Vendro de communi Imperiali ... 

Ramaz

The pasture is active in the first and last grazing weeks; in the mid-weeks the activity moves to the Lodin Alta pasture. Nearby is Stua di Ramaz, a place north of the gorge of the Chiarsò brook, which owes its name to the great levee ("stua" = sluice) built to facilitate the descent downstream of ... 

Lodin Alta

Malga Lodin Alta is active in the intermediate grazing period. The early and late grazing takes place in Malga Ramaz. It is located on the southern slopes of Monte Lodin, which is characterized by rocks dating from the Silurian period. These rock formations of marine origins contain several fossils ... 

Meledis Alta

Malga Meledis Alta is active in the intermediate grazing period. The early and late grazing takes place in the Meledis Bassa farm. Slightly uphill from the hut, climbing up to the Cima Val di Puartis, you can see the Austrian trenches used in the Great War. 

Meledis Bassa

The pasture is active in the first and last grazing weeks; in the mid-weeks the activity moves to the Meledis Alta farm. 

Valbertat Alta

The pasture is active in the first and last grazing weeks; in the mid-weeks the activity moves to the Cordin Grande farm. The Valbertat Bassa hut was refurbished for rural tourism under the name “Al Cippo”, from Maria Theresa's boundary stone that marked the old State border. This boundary stone ... 

Cordin Grande

From the Cordin Grande hut you descend along the pasture and, following the CAI signs, you walk along the "Sentiero dei contrabbandieri" (smugglers' trail), characterized by moors and damp areas that spawn cotton grass meadows with the typical white "wads" supported by a thin stem. 

Cason di Lanza

In 1478 a bloody clash took place on the Plan di Lanze between the Turks who were trying to cross the pass and the troops of the Republic of Venice, supported by Carnic militias. The Turks were defeated and driven out and Carnia was saved from their dreaded raids. According to the legend, the name ...