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Holidays at an Alpine farm

Holidays at an Alpine farm

Here is a proposal for all those who wish to experience the great regenerative “medicine” offered ...

Alpine grazing

Alpine grazing

The century-old practice of Alpine grazing means cattle farming with herds at high elevations. ...

Alpine farm products

Alpine farm products

The scenery of the mountains of Friuli, from an agricultural viewpoint, is historically linked to ...

Cattle breeds

Cattle breeds

Traditionally, Alpine grazing requires that, during summer, the cattle bred in valley-floor farms ...

Geological notes

Geological notes

The Main Carnic Range as well as the massifs of Julian Alps and Pre-Alps have always aroused a ...

Environmental Protection

Environmental Protection

Climbing up to an Alpine farm allows us to plunge into extraordinary environments and dreamy ...

Goat cheese in Alpine farms

Goat cheese in Alpine farms

The passion for goats is not new in Friuli, rather, it is the confirmation of an old tradition. The ...

Pasture vegetation

Pasture vegetation

Upland pastures in our region are found between 800 and 2,100 meters of altitude, limits within ...

The tools of the Alpine farmer

The tools of the Alpine farmer

Climbing up to the Alpine farm means – for those who come from other social and economic milieus – ...

Some advice

Information

Information

Before leaving always check whether the farm is open: phone the local information points or the Municipalities that own the farm. You can also read the ERSA web page specifically dedicated to Alpine dairy farms. The events described are subject to changes, therefore we recommend that you seek information at the tourist offices nearby. The Alpine farms described on the website are the production units licensed to process milk in the 2016 grazing season.

Foresight

Foresight

Always bring with you suitable clothing and shoes for hiking and walking. Be aware that the weather may change suddenly, the temperature may drop and rainstorms are not to be ruled out.

Checking

Checking

Remember that, although all Alpine farms can be reached by car, sometimes you are asked to leave your car hundreds of meters from the structure.

Caution

Caution

Not all roads leading to Alpine farms are paved, sometimes their slopes are steep and the carriageway may be narrow and uneven, so that they may only be driven on by using adequate means of transport. We remind you that transit is regulated by Regional Law 15/91.

Knowledge

Knowledge

We recommend that you reach the Alpine farm early in the morning, so that you will be able to witness the milking and cheese making processes.

Discovery

Discovery

This is an opportunity for children to take a closer look at dairy cattle: let them approach quietly and without shouting. Animals may easily become scared.

Respect

Respect

Seize this opportunity to dive into nature: approach it with respect, avoid making too much noise, do not abandon waste around, respect flowers and plants, always keep your dogs on the leash because cattle grazing usually see them as threats. Although cows are peaceful animals, they may become very aggressive when trying to protect their young. Therefore, calves should only be stroked inside cowsheds. Gates and fenced passageways should always be shut to prevent animals from escaping from grazing areas.

Security

Security


If you find yourself in need the number to call is 118. Note that sometimes in the mountains there is no telephone network coverage.

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The Regional Agency for Rural Development ERSA has been undertaking initiatives for several years regarding the Alpine pastures of Friuli Venezia Giulia, including studies on the state of Alpine farm structures, of their milk processing facilities, of their pastures and of the roads leading to and connecting them. For promotional purposes for the benefit of the entire sector, it organizes publicity campaigns with actions aimed at enhancing the products of Alpine farms, but sometimes also with a view to raising awareness about the impact of these activities on the conservation and maintenance of landscapes and of the environment. Thanks to these activities we managed to gather the information needed to design this website, which was later processed to be made available to all potential consumers of the products of Alpine farms.

European Union

European fund for regional development

European Union
Interreg IV
Interreg Divers
Ersa FVG
Land Kärnten
Regione Veneto