Meleit

From the Meleit hut you can reach the peak of Monte Dauda (1,765 m). You continue Eastward and, when the road starts descending, you take the trail on the right which, after passing by the remains of Casera Chiâs di Sopra, leads you onto the shoulder of the mountain and from there, on the left, after a short time, to the peak.

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Site

Sutrio (Ud)

From Sutrio you climb up to Monte Zoncolan (1,730 m) and, at the monument to the cyclist, descend on the left onto a dirt road. After passing by the Tamai and Agareit farms, you cross the Meleit saddle and descend to the namesake Alpine farm.

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

Owner

Municipality of Sutrio (Ud)

Altitude (m.a.s.l.)

1575

Cartography

Tabacco n. 09 Alpi Carniche – Carnia Centrale

Catering

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

And then...

From the mountain hut you can reach either Villa Santina or Zuglio. In the first case, you descend on the right to reach Val di Lauco, Vinaio and Lauco; in the second, you continue on the left up to the Dauda farm, to the hamlet of Fielis and then to Zuglio.

The villages downhill are all worth a visit...

Sutrio, with its beautifully renovated centre, characterized by typical stone houses fronting onto flagstone streets. The local carvers' and sculptors' workshops are famous as well. Consider a trip to the Ethnographic and Historiographic Museum "Gaudenzio Straulino Teno", with the Holy Nativity Representation. It is a wooden work reproducing the details of the habits and customs of the village. The parish church of Ognissanti was built on the namesake hill in the early 19th century by the architect Francesco Schiavi from Tolmezzo, reusing the old 17th century belfry of a previous church. Interesting archaeological finds have been unearthed in the southern walls of the hill, including some fragments of capitals and iron anchoring rings.

Zuglio, with the "Polse di Côugnes" – a reception and refreshment centre – the botanical garden, the astronomical observatory and the belfry for the school of "scampanotadòrs" (bell ringers). The 15th-century Pieve di San Pietro lies nearby. On the old little road from Sezza to the Pieve di San Pietro in Zuglio you cross an old stone bridge on the Bueda torrent. In the centre of the village you can find the Municipal Archaeological Museum "Iulium Carnicum", which displays the finds and allows you to visit the excavations of the ancient Roman town of Iulium Carnicum.

Arta Terme is a renowned spa centre characterized by the presence of a spring with sulphurous water that has been known and exploited since ancient times. In Arta Terme and in the surrounding hamlets you can visit the Chiesetta di Santo Spirito (15th century), the Chiesetta di San Nicolò (15th century), the parish church of Piano d'Arta (1781) and the parish church of San Martino Rivalpo Valle (15th century).

Lauco, with the Santuario della Madonna di Trava of 1660 with the 14 "mainette" (little chapels) of the Way of the Cross. This votive chapel or "maine" is famous for the legend that here babies who had died shortly after being born were resurrected in order to be baptized, so that they could go to Heaven. A little before Trava, in Avaglio, you can find the Chiesetta di S. Michele of the 14th century. Archaelogical sites with prehistoric traces are to be found in Muris di Lauco and in Chiauianis di Lauco, with three graves dating back to the Roman times. Historical and typical houses: Casa Gressani in Lauco, the 18th-century Palazzo Beretta, with a fountain, the Vinaio dairy, the wash house in Avaglio. In the hamlet of Trava you can find Palazzo Beorchia, of the 17th century – a typical example of stately Carnic architecture. In Lauco the Mostra Permanente della Civiltà Contadina (Permanent Exhibition of the Peasant Culture), which is dedicated to the milk processing cycle in the Lauco plateau, has been recently opened.

The Forra delle Vinadia canyon (Tor di Meni da l'ors), considered among the most challenging of the Alps, is more than 200 m deep. In order to complete the entire canyon hike, you need to be trained and equipped with specific mountaineering gear. The route is a continuous alternation of waterfalls, lakes and long stretches flanked by rock faces that are so close-up that often the sky cannot be seen from the bottom of the canyon. The latter is named after the ancient queen of the Carni – Vinadia – who threw herself into the gorge together with her whole army to avoid falling in the hands of the Romans who were chasing her.

Events

July - "Fasin la mede (harvest festival)". September - Wood magic (wood sculpting event).

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

Mountain Bike tails

Horse trails

Photos

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Meleit 9 RID