Feet on the ground

Feet on the ground

A dense network of well-marked paths extends across the Montereale Valcellina area, including the hamlets and the many places of cultural, historical and natural interest. There are 26 routes proposed in the guide “Coi piedi sui luoghi“, a publication realised by the municipal administration, in collaboration with the lively local community, which actively participates in the maintenance of the territory.
The best way to discover Montereale is on foot, slowly, choosing the most suitable itinerary in terms of length, time, difficulty and type of environment. The paths allow you to visit the Castle Hill, in a fascinating journey between nature and archaeology, or you can discover the artefacts annexed to the Malnisio hydroelectric power station, or the magredi and the Pellegrin path in San Leonardo. From the Astronomical Observatory, perfect for stargazing and managed by the Associazione Pordenonese di Astronomia, it is possible to reach Casera Rupeit, an excellent example of restoration: in fact, the original architectural features have been respected. The casere, or malghe, were originally built as shelters where the malgarians processed the milk from the cattle in the mountain pastures. Today they are places to stop and eat.
The area has many naturalistic peculiarities, as it is located at a meeting point between the north, from which alpine species descend, the east, with Illyrian flora, which in some cases stops at Ravedis, the west, from which varieties typical of the western lakes originate, and the south with its Mediterranean flora.
Recently, the Circolo Legambiente Prealpi Carniche, which takes care of the care and maintenance of the paths, has created a detailed map, with the paths and roads of Montereale, very useful for hikers.

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The Church of San Rocco
Montereale Valcellina

The Church of San Rocco

Outside the inhabited centre, on the road leading to the Ravedis narrows, is the Church of San Rocco, surrounded by the cemetery. This space has been dedicated to religious worship for centuries: not far away, in fact, a small votive altar from the 1st century B.C., dedicated to the river deity Temavus, was found.

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Archaeological Museum in Palazzo Toffol
Montereale Valcellina

Archaeological Museum in Palazzo Toffol

The area in which Montereale Valcellina stands has been inhabited for at least three thousand years: the oldest evidence of human settlements dates back to the 14th century B.C., the so-called Bronze Age. Some swords that have re-emerged from the gravel of the Cellina date back to this period, perhaps of a votive nature, linked to the cult of the torrent or of a deity linked to water.

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