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.



Paularo (Ud)

From Paularo you follow the indications for Passo Cason di Lanza and, past the Ramaz Bassa and Meledis Bass pastures, 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 descend on the left and just before the hut of Valbertat Alta, at a second intersection, you still keep left and reach Meledis Alta along a tractorable road.

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


Municipality of Paularo (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...

From the hut you can reach the pastures Lodin Alta (CAI trail no. 448B), or, turning right and crossing the Malinfier stream, you can reach the Meledis pass and descend to the Straniger Alm, in Austria.

The surroundings of the farm offer various entertainment opportunities:

In Chiaulis and Salino, you can see the spectacular waterfalls and, going up the Chiarsò torrent, you can traverse the Forra di Las Callas gorge.

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

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 dated 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 depicting 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 Fallen and Missing, both soldiers and civilians, from Paularo in both world wars.

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

Descending to Pontebba you can visit the town hall which, in addition to a splendid façade, boasts frescoes and Severilla's gravestone, which dates back to Roman times. The parish church contains a wooden altar of 1517. The bridge on the Pontebbana torrent is historically significant because it was the old boundary between Pontafel (Austria) and Pontebba (Republic of Venice) up to the Great War. The current structure dates back to the 50's, when it was rebuilt after it had collapsed. In Piazza Garibaldi you can see a sculpture made by Max Piccini in 1969 for the centenary of the birth of the composer of "Stelutis alpinis", Arturo Zardini. Along the streets of the small town you can admire other buildings of great historical significance, such as: 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).


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

Points of interest

Botanic point of interest

Faunal point of interest


Nordic Walking tails

Trekking trails

Dairy products sales

Small Local Productions


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