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 Plan di Lanze originates from the spears abandoned on the field by the vanquished Turks. At around a hundred metres from the hut a climbing wall was set up for teaching purposes. From this place you can enjoy a splendid view of Monte Zermula and of the Cresta di Aip.



Paularo (Ud)

From Paularo you follow the signs for Passo del Cason di Lanza and, after sixteen kilometres of paved road, past the Ramaz Bassa, Meledis Bass and Valbertat Bassa farms, you reach Cason di Lanza. You can also arrive at these Alpine pastures from Pontebba, on a paved road, passing by Studena Bassa and the Rio Seco and Caserutte farms.

Access to the malga: Easy (farm accessible by car)


Municipality of Arta Terme (Ud)

Altitude (m.a.s.l.)



Tabacco n. 09 Alpi Carniche – Carnia Centrale


Rural tourism. You can taste the products of the farm throughout the grazing period

And then...

The hut is the starting point for countless hikes, including the climbing of Monte Zermula (2,143 m) (CAI trails no. 442 and 442A), or to the Lomasti bivouac through the Val Dolce Alpine farm and the Conca di Aip (CAI trails no. 439 and 440).

Climbing up the Paularo valley you can visit numerous points of interest, both natural and historical:

the waterfall in Chialis and Salino, the Forra di Las Callas gorge on the Chiarsò torrent and the legendary Grotta di Attila, near the Sella Val Dolce saddle, a grotto in which an extremely rare primeval amphibian is said to live.

In the small town of Paularo you can see some famous palaces, such as the Palazzo Valesio-Calice (1591), the Palazzo Calice-Screm-Gerometta (16th century, a prototypal Carnic house), the Palazzo Fabiani-Linussio (17th century, Linussio's abode, where Giosuè Carducci slept), the Palazzo della Canonica (1674), Casa Tarussio (Côrt di Tarùsc) (17th century, a typical traditional dwelling with wooden works by Sbrizzai and other carvers), the Palazzo Morocutti (1631), and the Mozartina, a small music museum with a refined collection of old instruments.

The worship buildings are also worth seeing:

the parish church of patron saints Vito, Modesto e Crescenzia (1750), frescoed with an absolute masterpiece by painter Antonio Schiavi and with a wonderful crucifix, a baptistery from the 16th century and the organ of 1764;

the church of Santa Maria Maggiore (1300), with a splendid wooden altar of 1522;

the church of San Giovanni Battista (1400);

the church of Santa Caterina d'Alessandria Martire (1400) with an ancient medieval belfry and an altar dating from the 17th century;

the deconsecrated Church di Sant'Antonio (1674);
the Cappella dei santi Fabiano e Sebastiano (1688);

the church of San Pietro (1715), with a precious painting of Saint Peter attributed to Nicola Grassi;

the Sacello di Santa Maria di Loreto (1745), a rare example of architecture with an octagonal base;

The Santuario di Maria SS. Ausiliatrice del Monte Castoia (1870) with frescoes by Giacomo Monai from Nimis and the legendary stone with the image of the Madonna with Child Jesus engraved on it.

In Piazza Julia you can see the monument built by Giobatta Segalla honouring all Paularo's Fallen and Missing, both soldiers and civilians, in the wars of 1911/1912 - 1935/1936 - 1940/1945.

The relics of a Celtic necropolis have lately been found in Misincinis.

In the other valley, Pontebba offers several interesting opportunities: you can visit the town hall with its awesome façade, the frescoes inside it, the Roman gravestone of Severilla, and the parish church with a precious wooden altar of 1517. Other buildings of great historical significance are: Casa Micossi (18th century), Gaspero Rizzi's House (17th century), Casa Brunetti Bonfioli de' Cavalcabò (19th century), Casa Schiavi (19th century), and Casa Micossi Nassimbeni (19th century). The bridge on the Pontebbana torrent, in the town centre, is historically significant as the old boundary between Pontafel (Austria) and Pontebba (Republic of Venice) up to the Great War. After that war the border was moved to Coccau. Its current structure was rebuilt in the 50s, after the previous construction had collapsed. In Piazza Garibaldi you can see a sculpture erected by Max Piccini in 1969 for the centenary of the birth of the composer of "Stelutis alpinis", Arturo Zardini.


August - Mistirs: "Culture, traditions and old jobs from the Incarojo valley.

Points of interest

Historical point of interest

Geologic point of interest

Botanic point of interest

Faunal point of interest

Panoramic point of interest


Mountain Bike tails

Nordic Walking tails

Trekking trails

Climbing trails

Equipped for children

Dairy products sales

Equipped for overnight

Small Local Productions


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