Why you should hike in Friuli Venezia Giulia

Sea, art, good food in Friuli Venezia Giulia are not lacking, but it is from the hill upwards that this region gives its best.

Hills, Prealps, Alps, Dolomites, if you like hiking Friuli Venezia Giulia is the still-unknown Italian region for you.

You’ll love Friuli Venezia Giulia if

  • If you like hiking in the pastures but also in the shade of stone piers and breathtaking rock walls
  • If you prefer small villages to tourist destinations. In Friuli, you won’t find super fancy places but real wilderness and real people
  • If you love pristine landscapes with a wild side

What you will find in my posts

Mountains for me are emotion.
I live them at a slow pace, hike, trying to make what surrounds me my own.
I try not to be in a hurry and to savor each moment.
I try to respect nature as much as I can, because if it is true that everything changes I do not want the mountains of Friuli to be changed by the hands of mankind.

I’ll tell you about the hikes in the mountains as I live them, with a lot of joy and some fears.

Here you will find useful tips for hiking in Friuli Venezia Giulia and some local tips on where and what to eat. Because after all, what’s the point of doing so much effort if there isn’t a nice prize in the shape of a strudel?

What you WON’T find in my blog

Overly technical information. I am not a mountain guide. Do not take unnecessary risks and do further research before tackling any type of trekking.

That said…

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Hiking to Rifugio Grauzaria

Easy hike to Rifugio Grauzaria in Val Aupa. The wildest mountain hut in Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy.

Hike to Casera Tragonia

If you are looking for peace and isolation, Malga Tragonia, Forni di Sopra (UD), Italy, is the place for you. An enchanting mountain hut with a view of the Friulian…

Monte Jouf from Maniago

Monte Jouf is the ideal destination for a day hike in the province of Pordenone. Near the knife city of Maniago reserves unique views of Friuli Venezia Giulia.
Anello-Pinzano al Tagliamento, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy

Hiking around Pinzano

The Pinzano loop trail is an easy hike that develops entirely in the undergrowth. A unique opportunity to immerse yourself in nature and rediscover the truest side of Friuli Venezia…
Monte Joanaz

Sunset hike on Monte Joanaz

Monte Joanaz, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy is the perfect sunset hike. It's ideal if you want a hiking getaway while staying in Cividale. Easy also for children.

Need advice on hiking clothes?

Sports shops are a jungle?

No problem, below you will find some tips for buying trekking clothes. Again, you won’t find super technical notions, but lots of tips from a friend based on my experience (and my wallet)


How to fill the hiking backpack

How to fill in the trekking backpack? What is the right technique to fit all the things inside? Is there any trick? What really can't miss? The answers are in…

How to choose the hiking backpack

When we are in the mountains, the backpack becomes our home. How to choose it best? To answer, I got help from Matteo, the owner of Cityalps store in Udine.

How to choose trekking trousers and underwear

Hiking trousers and underwear must follow all our movements. They should be comfortable and waterproof. Is it worth spending a few extra bucks? Here is my personal experience.