Valcellina

Andreis (PN)

Recovery center for injured birdlife

The Andreis birds of prey recovery center is a facility of the Natural Park of the Friulian Dolomites devoted to the study, recovery and reintroduction in the wild of injured or distressed birds of prey. The exhibition on birds opened in 2001 is very interesting and includes an ornithological collection of over 200 naturalized specimens representing the different species of birds found not only in the park but in the whole region.

Art and Ethnographic Museum of Rural Life of Andreis

The Museum of Rural Life of Andreis, replacing the former town hall adjacent to the square, was opened to the public in July of 1981. So far, there have been numerous visitors from Italy and from abroad who could see many objects and working tools. In particular they admired the interior reconstruction of the typical house of Andreis, the blacksmith’s smithy, tobacco shops, bone combs, the beautiful Easter tree frogs (cràceles), the processing of scarpetes (small shoes) and many other things.

Nature trail Mount Ciavac and periadriatic fault

The periadriatic fault is an important tectonic dislocation (fold-fault) which crosses from east to west the entire Friuli region and has a slide plane that determines the scrolling of the Main Dolomite by contacting rocks belonging to different ages and levels.

Cimolais (PN)

Val Cimoliana

Val Cimoliana is located in the Dolomites of Oltre Piave, upper Valcellina, in the central-western border between Friuli-Venezia Giulia and Veneto; it starts from the village of Cimolais and winds tortuously for about 18 km towards N-NE among steep slopes shaped by glacial erosion, on a ground covered by alluvial debris transported by the Cimoliana stream.

Trail of Bregoline: Alpine hut Bregolina Grande

This route, which goes into the Pramaggiore group (Pramaor), offers the most striking window on the Dolomite peaks of the Spalti di Toro and Monfalconi, jewels set in the beautiful Val Cimoliana (Thimoliana).

Campanile of Val Montanaia

The Campanile of Val Montanaia is located in the namesake valley, in the upper Val Cimoliana. It is a spectacular and wildly beautiful spire 300 meters high and with a base of 60 meters; it stands out against the sky at the center of the valley, in a position considered unique in the world.

Claut (PN)

Dinosaurs’ footprints in the alpine hut Casavento

On the morning of September 30, 1994 a school group visiting the Park discovered by chance the first fossil footprints of the theropod dinosaur of the Park, imprinted on a Main Dolomite rock, a rock formation deposited in the Triassic period, more than two hundred million years ago.

Nature trail of the Col de l’Piais and Truoi Arthith

These two routes, that can be combined, are among the Park trails for everyone. After crossing the old hamlet of Massurie, at the Col of Piais you find an easy path, also with moderate slopes, while among the green meadows of Arthith another route suggests a short and relaxing walk.

Alpini’s path

The itinerary offers the opportunity to travel the path traced by the Alpini (Italian alpine troopers) during the first years of the ‘900 and became the scene of violent fights during the First World War. Geologically important thanks to the recent discovery of dinosaurs’ fossil footprints located near the alpine hut Casavento.

Erto e Casso (PN)

The landslide and the Vajont dam

At the end of the fifties and the beginning of sixties, a few hundred meters upstream of the confluence with the River Piave, the stream Vajont was blocked,  with hydroelectric purposes, by a dam. This plant was never officially operative because a huge landslide partially filled the tank causing a huge wave and nearly 2,000 victims.

Coal path

It is a path that connects ideally the entrance to the picturesque Val Zemola (Erto) to the village of Casso. It is a path where once people carried on the shoulder charcoal of the Val Zemola woods. Trail “between legend and reality”, it runs through the village of San Martino in Erto and leads us to discover the ancient legends handed down in the valley, first of all the one of Queen Claudia’s castle.

San Daniele Books

The legendary books of San Daniele of Mount Borgà present themselves to the observer as real piles of rock slabs consisting of Red Ammonia (Soccher limestone). They are residual rock masses, that the fold-fault dislocation of Monte Borgà, being made up of very resistant rock, found their own location on a small plateau just below the summit of Mount Piave.

The climbing wall

The climbing wall at the Vajont dam (Erto) was founded in 1978 and is one of the most famous climbing cliffs of the world. Under the rock of Moliesa there are more or less 300 climbing routes of all levels. The central part, ocher-yellow colored,  is the most difficult. In that area there are ways that reach up to 8c, ie the 11th  level.