Financed by the European Regional Development Fund and Interreg Italy-Austria V-A 2014-2020

List of the ECOmuseum Resia info points

Ground floor

  • 1. The cave

    Wildlife centre at the gateway to the Julian Prealps Nature Park area with guesthouse and shop.

  • 2. Human activities

    In the hamlets of Stolvizza and Coritis it is possible to see the typical houses of Val Resia, characterised by wooden balconies.

  • 3. Geology

    Established in 1996, it covers just under 100 km². It is located in Prato, where it has its offices, a guesthouse and a visitor centre.

  • 4. Carnival in Resia

    On Carnival Sunday, St George's Square comes alive with the dance of the typical carnival masks, in Rhaeto-Romanic Lipe Bile Maškire.

  • 5. Resianic dance

    The first organised group of Resian musicians and dancers dates back to 1838, while the "Val Resia" folk group has been active since 1966.

  • 6. Archaeological place

    Near the hamlet of Stolvizza, at 1,083 m above sea level, stands the archaeological site of Monte Castello, where a late antique fortification (4th-5th century AD) was found.

  • 7. Rosalia alpina

    One of the most beautiful insects in Europe lives in the beech forests of the Julian Prealps Nature Park: the Rosalia Alpina beetle.

  • 8. Animal farming

    Malga Coot: This is one of the oldest of the 15 or so alpine pastures and cheese factories that until a few decades ago made up the meadows of Val Resia, and it is the only one still active.

  • 9. Garlic from Resia

    Resia garlic, strok in Resia, belongs to the red garlic group, has an intense aroma and is very digestible. It belongs to the Slow Food Presidium.

  • 10. Medicinal plants

    The local conditions favour the development of a rich and diverse vegetation, with a floristic heritage consisting of more than 1200 species and subspecies and over 60 endemisms.

  • 11. Culture

    Among the aspects that characterise the valley are language, music and the rich verbal heritage of songs and stories.

  • 12. Knife grinder

    One of the traditional trades of Val Resia. In the district of Stolvizza there is a museum with a rich exhibition of objects and tools.

First floor

  • 13. Fountain Barman

    The fontain is fed by the upper part of the Musi range, which is the wettest area in Europe. In 1926, 4,880 mm of rain was recorded.

  • 14. Itineraries of the Great War

    There are 12 hiking routes to discover the places of the Great War in Val Resia.

  • 15. Trails

    The Reschen Valley and its ridges were close to the frontier during the First World War. In two years and five months, almost 350 km of roads, mule tracks and paths were completed by the army.

  • 16. Cammino Celeste

    Val Resia is the 8th stage of the Cammino Celeste, a route of about 200 km that leads pilgrims from Aquileia to the Marian Sanctuary of Mount Lussari, along dirt roads, lanes and mountain paths.

  • 17. Guest quarters

    Guest quarters with ten beds, divided into two rooms. The beds are all bunk beds and each room has separate toilets with showers.