Tarvisio is one of Friuli Venezia Giulia’s most important ski areas and mountain resorts.
Surrounded by the Julian Alps and rich in wide valleys and woods – the Tarvisio Forest, with its 24,000 hectares, is Italy’s largest State forest – the town has a modern look but also an ancient soul, full of traditions worth discovering.
Thanks to its position on the border, it is a crossroads of languages and cultures where Italy, Slovenia and Austria meet. The excellent cuisine includes specialities from Friuli, Carinthia and Slovenia.
Tarvisio is also a pilgrimage destination thanks to the charming Sanctuary of the Virgin of Mount Lussari, a place where they say that the Virgin appeared.
For those who love to carry out activities in the open air, the Tarvisio area provides a very wide range of proposals. Near Tarvisio, the Fusine lakes (linked to one another by a charming route), the Montasio Plateau and the Sella Nevea ski area are definitely worth a visit.
Tarvisio in summer
When the green fills your eyes, you can choose from lots of paths to go trekking, horse riding or mountain biking and reach wide glades that feature Alpine huts and malghe (shepherd’s huts).
Climbers and mountaineers will find imposing peaks to be climbed to fully experience the mountains.
Migratory birds, deer and roe deer find shelter in the Julian Pre-Alps Natural Park, to be discovered through original hikes as well.
At the Sella Nevea Adventure Park you will have the chance to do tarzaning among platforms on trees, gangways, ropes and rope bridges in complete safety.
Tarvisio in winter
With skis on, along breathtaking descents or cross-country ski tracks immersed in magical woods (like the thrilling Di Prampero ski run), or with snowshoes, to enjoy the slow charm of landscapes of other times, in Tarvisio you will spend wonderful days on the snow. At the International Dog Sledding and Mushing School of Tarvisio you will meet these beautiful four-legged friends and travel with them along enchanting snow-covered paths.
The Krampus, terrible devils that on 5th December announce with cries and bells along the streets of the Tarvisio area the arrival of St. Nicholas, will reveal a world of traditions worth discovering.