|The Natisone Valleys are located in the extreme eastern corner of the Friuli Venezia Giulia
region near Cividale, the Roman Forum Iulii and the Isonzo Valley.
The Valleys are made up of the Natisone River valley and those of its tributaries, the Alberone,
the Cosizza and the Erbezzo – an original fan-shaped system of valleys which converge towards
the South. They are dominated by the Matajur mountain (1641 meters) from whose grassy peak
one can see the Adriatic Sea.
Among the most beautiful sites of the area are the numerous small XV and XVI century votive
They can be reached by foot through fields and prairies which offer an authentic explosion of
colour, especially in the Autumn.
The numerous natural hollows, some of which have never been explored, are also very
interesting to visit. One of the most famous is the San Giovanni d’Antro grota of
important geological, historical, religious and cultural interest.
In this rolling countryside one can go trekking, plan outings, explore mountain biking
itineraries and organize fishing excursions.
This area is also rich in history: modern history with the remains of the WWI defensive
lines and ancient history with the ruins of medieval castles and those of the ancient Roman