If you’ll be in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region this Christmas, discover the charming lantern-lit path that winds through the woods of the picturesque village of Valbruna. Framed by the snow-capped peaks of the Julian Alps, this nature trail will surely remind you of the true spirit of Christmas.
Along the way, you can stop for a hot drink and admire the handcrafted nativity scenes, visit a small stable with animals, and explore characteristic stables where ancient fairy tales and legends are told to the little ones. Around the fire, you’ll hear caroling and traditional folk music played by the locals.
This experience represents a return to the Christmas of long ago and the magical period of preparation: Advent. You’ll be able to appreciate the simplicity of Mother Nature as the snow crunches under your feet against the silence that pervades the forest and the cold air that stings your face.
It’s time to rediscover the magic of this extraordinary period of waiting that leads to Christmas, embracing the joy and enthusiasm of childhood with open eyes and hearts.
Departure: in Valbruna, near the Volunteer Fire Station
Length: easy path of about 2 km (flat)
Days: 2-3 December, 8-9-10 December, 16-17 December, 23 December
Opening hours: from 4.00pm to 7.00pm (last access)
Cost: 0-5 years free / 6-13 years €4.00 / from 14 years €6.00 / residents free /
Visit the official website to find out more about all of the events that Valbruna has in store this Holiday Season!
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