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 lies on a rock on which St. Mark's Lion (the symbol of the Republic of Venice) is carved on the side of the rock facing Monte Zermula and the Habsburg's coat of arms on the opposite side. In the various trails connecting the Alpine farms of Paularo, you can observe bushes of red currant, bilberry, and the wonderful rhododendron blooms. You can also watch ungulates and, in damp meadows and near groundwater discharges, you often meet frogs, newts and fire salamanders. Sometimes the footprints left by a brown bear can also be seen. In Chiaulis and Salino you can see the spectacular waterfalls and, going up the Chiarsò torrent, you can walk along the Forra di Las Callas gorge. Worth seeing in Paularo: Palazzo Calice-Screm, Palazzo Fabiani-Linussio, and Casa Calice-Gerometta. The Mozartina is also worth a visit: it is a small music museum with a refined collection of old instruments. For archaeology enthusiasts, the relics of a necropolis have recently been found in Misincinis. Near the Sella di Val Dolce you can see the evocative Grotta di Attila, a grotto in which an extremely rare primeval amphibian is said to live.

Details

Site

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 at the hump you descend on the left and in a short while you reach the Valbertat Alta Alpine farm.

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

Owner

Municipality of Arta Terme (Ud)

Altitude (m.a.s.l.)

1510

Cartography

Tabacco n. 09 Alpi Carniche – Carnia Centrale

Catering

You can taste the products of the farm from June to mid-July and then in September.

And then...

Continuing along the road, you reach the Meledis "Polentin" pass, from where you descend to the Straniger Alm, in Austria (CAI trail no. 449).

The spectacular waterfall is in Salino, while, going up the Chiarsò torrent, you can walk along the Forra di Las Callas gorge.

Paularo has buildings of great historical interest: Palazzo Valesio-Calice (1591), Palazzo Calice-Screm-Gerometta (16th century, a typical Carnic house), Palazzo Fabiani-Linussio (17th century, Linussio's abode, where Giosuè Carducci slept), Palazzo della Canonica (1674), Casa Tarussio (Côrt di Tarùsc) (17th century, an example of a local dwelling with wooden works by Sbrizzai and other carvers), Palazzo Morocutti (1631), and the Mozartina, a small music museum with a precious collection of old instruments.

There is no shortage of precious religious buildings:

the parish church of patron saints Vitus, Modestus and Crescentia (1750), which is frescoed with an absolute masterpiece by painter Antonio Schiavi and has a wonderful crucifix, a 16th-century baptistery and the organ dated 1764;

the church of Santa Maria Maggiore (1300) with a splendid wooden altar dated 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 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.

It is worth mentioning that the relics of a Celtic necropolis have recently been discovered in Misincinis (part of Paularo).

In the Val Canale valley, in Pontebba, you can admire the wonderful façade of the town hall, its precious frescoes and Severilla's Roman gravestone. The parish church treasures a precious wooden altar dated 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, which flows through the village, is historically significant because it was the boundary between Pontafel (Austria) and Pontebba (Republic of Venice) until the Great War. After that war the border was moved to Coccau. The current structure dates back to the 50's, when it was rebuilt after its collapse. In Piazza Garibaldi a sculpture by Max Piccini was dedicated to the centenary of the birth of the composer of "Stelutis alpinis", Arturo Zardini, in 1969.

Events

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

Architectonic point of interest

Religious point of interest

Museums

Horse trails

Photos

Valbertat Alta 2 RID
C21 Valbertat Alta
Valbertat Alta 1