What to see in Resia, itinerary including the main excursions to do in the valley and places of interest, including the Church of Santa Maria Assunta and the Museum of the knife grinder.
Located in the province of Udine in Friuli Venezia Giulia, Resia is located in the valley of the homonymous river, located at an altitude of 492 meters.
Val Resia, located in the north-eastern part of the region, is an alpine valley developed towards the west-east, for about twenty kilometers.
The valley is closed to the east by a mountainous massif, whose highest peak is represented by Monte Canin which, with its 2587 meters, marks the border between Italy and Slovenia.
The origins of Resia date back to the seventh century, when the Slavic population of the Resians settled in this area.
Resia represents the ideal place for nature excursions, thanks to the landscape of exceptional beauty that surrounds it, characterized by valleys and alpine peaks.
Starting from Resia, following the path that passes from the Malga Coat, it is possible to arrive at the Franco Costantini bivouac and, continuing, near the Mulaz tower, the Baba grande and Babà piccola, there is the point from which the climb to Mount Canin begins. .
It should be noted to climbing enthusiasts that the Mulaz keep has equipment of this kind.
In the northern area of Resia, near the border with Slovenia, there are also some remains of military structures dating back to the Great War.
Among the monuments and places of interest is the Church of Santa Maria Assunta in Prato di Resia, dating back to the early eighteenth century.
The bell tower is made up of a first part of the 14th century, which reaches the first mullioned window, and a final part, dating back to the time when the church was enlarged.Recommended readings
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Inside the church there is a marble altar from 1764, the work of Pietro Balbi, sculptor from Portogruaro, as well as a wooden statue of the Madonna and Child, a work from 1535 created by Giacomo Martini.
The museum of the knife grinder is also very interesting, where you can admire a series of objects and utensils characteristic of this craft.
Another very interesting destination is that of the ancient kilns, structures that were used for the processing of limestone from the river.