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.



Paularo (Ud)

From Paularo you follow the indications for Passo del Cason di Lanza and, past the Ramaz Bassa and Meledis Bass farms, you reach Valbertat Bassa, where you leave the paved road and climb on the left along a dirt road. At the fork on the hump, you continue on the right and, after a few hairpin bends, the road levels off near the pastures of Cordin Grande.

Access to the malga: Average (farm accessible by four-wheel-drive vehicle)


Municipality of Arta Terme (Ud)

Altitude (m.a.s.l.)



Tabacco n. 09 Alpi Carniche – Carnia Centrale


You can taste the products of the farm during the intermediate grazing period (from mid-July to late August).

And then...

The Paularo valley offers evocative points of interest, such as the waterfall in Chialis and Salino and the Forra di Las Callas gorge on the Chiarsò torrent.

In Paularo there are some famous palaces, such as Palazzo Valesio-Calice (1591), the Palazzo Calice-Screm (16th century, the prototype of Carnic houses), 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 local 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.

Here there are a few religious buildings:

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, the baptistery from the 16th century and the organ of 1764;

the church of Santa Maria Maggiore (1300), with a splendid wooden altar from 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 of 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 masterpiece monument built by Giobatta Segalla honouring all Fallen and Missing, both soldiers and civilians, from Paularo, in the wars of 1911/1912 - 1935/1936 - 1940/1945.

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

If you descend to the Valcanale valley, to Pontebba, you can visit the town hall with its awesome façade, its frescoes, Severilla's Roman gravestone, 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 because it was the old boundary between Pontafel (Austria) and Pontebba (Republic of Venice) up to the Great War. Thereafter the border was moved to Coccau. Its current structure was rebuilt in the 50s, after the previous construction crumbled. In Piazza Garibaldi you can see a sculpture by Max Piccini dedicated the composer of "Stelutis alpinis", Arturo Zardini, on the centenary of his birth in 1969.


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

Points of interest

Botanic point of interest

Faunal point of interest


Mountain Bike tails

Nordic Walking tails

Trekking trails

Dairy products sales


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