The Surroundings

Friuli is still a relatively little-known region that offers a discreet and exclusive discovery, far from the noise of traditional tourism. The region is rich in breathtaking natural landscapes, ranging from the Alps to the Adriatic sea, passing through rural landscapes of rare beauty. Urban centers recall its past as a border area, open over the centuries to countless external influences, from the barbarian and Turkish invasions, to the Venetian and imperial dominations.
Along the line between the Friuli plain and the hills of the Julian Alps, Villa Maraldo is located in the countryside of Cavasso Nuovo, an ancient belonging of the Polcenigo counts. Specifically, this is an area rich in natural beauty and historical-artistic testimonies, extraordinary medieval villages and towns to be discovered, combined with an excellent food and wine tradition.

Spilimbergo. Named after the castrum belonging to the Spengenberg counts from Carinthia, vassals to the Aquileia patriarch, who originated this town in the eleventh century. Nowadays, Spilimbergo is famous all over the world for the precious art works by the Mosaic School of Friuli.

San Daniele. Is perched on a small hill in the centre of Friuli, known everywhere for the production of the famous ham. A tasting tour experience  is highly recommended.

Pozze Smeraldine a Tramonti di Sopra. In the heart of the Friulian Dolomites. Wonderful natural pools enchant for their colour and the landscape surrounding them.

Barcis Lake and the old Valcellina road. A fascinating route with beautiful views of the canyons carved into the rock within one of the most beautiful natural reserves in Friuli.

Altopiano del Monte Valinis. Is a suggestive launch site at about 1100 meters for autonomous paragliding flights. The flight school is otherwise present on site.

Poffabro. Is a village of ancient origins, counted among the most beautiful in Italy, isolated in Val Colvera. This site is nothing short of a fairytale setting. The magnificent rural architecture can be seen in all its magic. The local stone houses, developed on several levels, have typical wooden balconies and are connected by winding stairways and very narrow stone arches. For many years it has been home to very popular events such as the "Open-air Nativity Scenes" during the Christmas season, or the September "Paesi Aperti" festival, when the courtyards and streets of the village host representations of ancient crafts, exhibitions of art and local products tastings.