The Friulian Dolomites are undoubtedly the wildest mountains among the Dolomite chains. Located away from roads, structures and plants, they are not very busy and offer truly unique landscapes.
If you are looking for a place to experience the Dolomites in absolute silence, the Friulian Dolomites are the right place for you! The spiers, pinnacles, the wildest alpine meadows cannot be reached by car or by cable car but on foot, along the paths of the Friulian Dolomites Natural Park, which are always well signposted. Refuges and bivouacs offer refreshments and overnight stays in front of the crests and forks of the “pale mountains” as the Dolomites are called.
The Friulian and Oltre Piave Dolomites appear as a unitary and compact mountain group, a suggestive succession of peaks and peaks that offers breathtaking views and wild and unexpected scenarios.
The Friulian Dolomites are characterized by a high degree of wilderness. Here, more than in other places, it is possible to admire all the power of nature with modest signs of anthropization.
The Dolomite system number 4 (Friulian Dolomites and Oltre Piave) extends in the provinces of Udine and Pordenone and for a short stretch also in that of Belluno. It has an area of 21,461 hectares and is enclosed between the Piave, the upper reaches of the Tagliamento, Val Tramontina and Val Cellina.
One of the most spectacular views of the Friulian Dolomites can also be had from the window of your home or hotel! The Alpine Pearl of Forni di Sopra (UD) allows you to enjoy a spectacular sunrise or sunset over the Friulian Dolomites even from the central square of the town. The north-east walls of the Friulian Dolomites, which overlook the village of Forni di Sopra, are the first to be illuminated by the morning sun. The moment when the first sun illuminates the Dolomites is an extraordinary gift of nature. The phenomenon is called Enrosadira and is repeated at every sunrise and every sunset in good weather: the light rock of the Dolomites takes on a spectacular color between pink and orange with different shades depending on the weather conditions.
The Friulian Dolomites Natural Park
The emotion seizes you at the first contact, just a few steps and you will immediately find yourself in an unspoiled natural paradise. Extensive valleys, without main roads and inhabited centers, penetrate the Dolomite peaks, raising the Natural Park of the Friulian Dolomites to the degree of “wilderness”, ideal for nature excursions and trekking. Far from the bustle of the city and the wear and tear of modern life, you find yourself in a silent quiet, an important factor in improving the quality of life. Contemplative walks, rock climbing; observe nature or simply relax in a dolce far niente.
Who are the protagonists of the Friulian Dolomites park?
Wanting to fly is your first desire when you silently observe the majestic flight of the golden eagle, the only true queen of every valley. Or the desire to jump like the herd of ibex you might encounter along the steep paths. The whole Natural Park of the Friulian Dolomites is teeming with life, it is easy to meet, on your way, groups of roe deer, chamois and deer and her, the eagle, the queen of the Alps. See black grouse or grouse flee in your path. Observe young marmots chasing each other. Unforgettable moments!
Winter between snow and ice in the Friulian Dolomites
In winter, however, the Friulian Dolomites Natural Park shines with a particular light and the landscape becomes a fairy tale. Walks with cross-country skis or snowshoes, ski mountaineering through silent places full of magic, climbing courses are organized on frozen waterfalls which represent the thrilling attractions that you can try in the winter months. Rediscover the positive side of subzero!
Summer among the scents and colors of the Friulian Dolomites
Imagine an intense blue sky, bright green valleys, red mountains for the sunset, hear the gurgling of the clear streams: here, you are in the Natural Park of the Friulian Dolomites. 37,000 hectares of colors and scents. You will be enchanted by the white and very delicate Huter Sandstone or by the deep blue Froelich Gentian, while the scent of nature instills an immediate feeling of wellbeing. Everywhere you can breathe freshness, strong smells like mountain pine, or delicate like that of wild orchid.
Some interesting Links:
https://www.fornidisopra.it – News, sport, adventure and culture events in Forni di Sopra
https://www.turismofvg.it/forni-di-sopra – Forni di Sopra on the regional turistic portal
https://www.facebook.com/groups/fornidisopra.dolomiti – Facebook group of Forni di Sopra
https://www.borghiautenticiditalia.it/borgo/forni-di-sotto – Web page of “Borghi Autentici” on Forni di Sotto
https://www.facebook.com/fornidisottoturismo – Facebook page for tourist information of Forni di Sotto
https://www.facebook.com/groups/117775194912761 – Facebook group of Forni di Sotto – Rentals in Forni di Sotto