Ferera

The alpine farm lies in the Zemola valley, with the charming Dolomite group of Monte Duranno, which is characterized by the marvellous amphitheatre made of rocks and woods within it and the view over the Vajont valley. In the valley floor, the Zemola torrent sinks in the area near Erto, creating a natural environment suitable for canyoning. The groundhog and the ibex are the undisturbed kings of these areas.

Details

Site

Erto e Casso (Pn)

To reach Casera Ferrera, after reaching Erto, continue toward the Maniago shelter, in the Zemola valley. When the weather is fine you can reach without problems the "Di stei de conte" car park. 

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

Owner

Municipality of Erto e Casso (Pn)

Altitude (m.a.s.l.)

1255

Cartography

Tabacco n. 021 Dolomiti di Sinistra Piave

Catering

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

And then...

From Casera Ferrera you continue toward Casera Bedin (CAI trail no. 374) and you finally reach the evocative Maniago shelter. Going back toward Erto, you can stop over at the Casera Mela shelter, which is set in a wonderful location that offers a great view over the valley.

The area of Cava Buscada is worth a visit: it lies near the namesake shelter were miners used to live in the past. They extracted the precious red limestone marble containing numerous ammonites (the "ramello rosso ammonitico"). The place still contains evidence of the activity that went on from after WWII until 1994.

Near Erto and Casso is the visitor centre of the Parco delle Dolomiti Friulane (Park of Friulian Dolomites) where a complete documentation on the Vajont tragedy is displayed. The two old villages of Erto and Casso are very interesting for their architectural peculiarities. Erto was declared a national monument.

Events

June-August - Guided tours at Vajont.

Points of interest

Historical point of interest

Geologic point of interest

Panoramic point of interest

Architectonic point of interest

Museums

Photos

Ferrera 01
Ferrera 02