Friuli Venezia Giulia, the white charm of snow mountains


Snow is the undisputed star of winter 2014. Organized by Turismo FVG, here are three unmissable events to fully experience the mountains and everything they have to offer. 

For your holidays in the snow, choose Friuli Venezia Giulia. Well looked-after slopes that are never crowded; modern, fast facilities where you can experience the snow as you like it best.

And in February you can also experience the traditions and folklore of the Alpine carnival.

Neve e avventura

March 7 to 9, 2014
Sella Nevea Mountain Experience
Sella Nevea

After its great success last year, the Sella Nevea Mountain Experience is back again in 2014.
Originally the idea of a ski instructor and an Alpine guide, it is presented as a unique, brand new experience.
The idea is simple: bring together lots of people with a love for the mountains who want to have a different experience and spend a weekend sleeping in an igloo.

The Sella Nevea Mountain Experience offers not only the opportunity to get to know new people, but above all to learn ski techniques in a totally safe environment. All you need is a spirit of adventure and no fear of the cold!
Try it and find out!!

A different way to ski

Dal 24 al 27 febbraio 2014
World Cup IPC Alpine Skiing

Having plowed down the slopes of at least seven countries across the world, from New Zealand to France, and Switzerland to the United States, the World Cup IPC Alpine Skiing has now reached Italy, and specifically, the mountains of Tarvisio, in the north-east corner of Friuli Venezia Giulia.

350 disabled athletes, among the best in the world, from over twenty nations, with their companions and all the specialist press, will be present on the Italian ski slopes to take part in the last official competition before the forthcoming Winter Paralympic Games in Sochi 2014.
Don't miss the finale of this thrilling event!

This crazy bobsleigh

February 28 to March 2, 2014
Crazy Bob
Forni di sopra

Forni di Sopra is literally buzzing with excitement about the event which this year will once again entertain all the skiers on the slopes. A crazy challenge for bobsleighs and 'do-it-yourself' sleds that puts wits, humor and entertainment to the test on the snow.

Crazy Bob is an ironic event with the main objective of bringing young people together through quick wits and sport The winner will be the team who, in the shortest "average" time possible and in the nicest way, completes the competition course.

May the best team win!

Carnival on the snow

March 1, 2014
Carnevale Saurano 

It is one of the oldest carnivals in the Alps and takes place on the Saturday before Ash Wednesday. The real stars of the celebration are "Rölar" and "Kheirar", two figures who will go through the streets of Sauris accompanied by a masked parade.

Rölar owes his name to the röln, the large jingle bells that he wears around his waist; his task is to warn people to get ready for the masquerade. Kheirar, meanwhile, is the king of the masquerade; wearing a wooden mask on his face and carrying a large broom in his hand, he guides the masked group.

Nowadays, the ceremony takes place in the most charming areas of the town and in public venues. After the tour, the masked group, followed by the spectators, go into the wood and follow a charming nocturnal route, lit by lanterns. The route weaves between woods, snow-covered meadows and typical stone and wooden stables, where you can warm yourself up with mulled wine.

Manlio Malabotta and the Arts

Until March 2, 2014
De Pisis, Martini Morandi and the great Trieste masters

This exhibition is presented as a one-off event which restores in its entirety the cultural and artistic universe of Malabotta, bringing the collections together and exhibiting a good number of them.

It is not simply a gathering of artistic objects but a real journey of discovery of a man of great genius, sensitive and passionate, ready to deal with major themes but solidly linked to his own origins.

So we find, next to the test works of De Pisis, sculptures by Arturo Martini, works by Giorgio Morandi, paintings by Trieste masters such as Arturo Nathan, Vittorio Bolaffio, Giorgio Carmelich, Adolfo Levier, Mario Lannes and Arturo Fittke, and books cherished and collected by the bibliophile and magazines that demonstrate Malabotta's writing.
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