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Cellina River Stories between Ravedis and Partidor

ADDRESS: 33086 Montereale Valcellina (PN)
PHONE: 333 3101381
EMAIL: progettopellegrin@gmail.com

The route is in the area of the Cellina river, specifically in the floodplain on the right river bank, between the Ravedis Bridge in Montereale Valcellina and the Partidor area in San Leonardo. It’s a 10-kilometre trail with many points of interest, which tell us something about the domestication of water, its energy and its being needed. The route is mainly on unpaved roads. It is easy, and there are non intersections to be crossed. The access points are in Montereale Valcellina – in front of Palazzo Toffoli, going down the road beside the north side of the parking – or in San Leonardo Valcellina, at the end of the long Via Partidor. It is a kind of natural exhibition: it is an open-air gallery, always available, free of charge and well explained, so that every element speaks for itself and refers the visitor to the others along the way. Either you walk or you ride a bike, along the trail you will find 8 information pillars, which will suggest you to look around to understand the silent traces from the past: ruins, readapted or abandoned buildings, new buildings, the third landscape. On the information pillar, you will find the main information. If you want to know more, you just have to scan with your smartphones the QR code you will find on the pillar.

Participated initiative organized by the Project Pellegrin Cultural Association of San Leonardo Valcellina with the Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia, the Municipality of Montereale Valcellina and the Lis Aganis Association - Ecomuseum of the Friulian Dolomites


1 - Ravedis
Our story starts from here, where the Cellina river looks at the plain: half way from its headwaters on the Claut mountains until its encounter with the Meduna river.
2 - Montereale
Montereale has a unique history: the ford, the canals and the first mills. In one of the mills, Menocchio not only grinded wheat, but also the ideas of a new cosmogony.
3 - Bridges
Two bridges, two structures, two materials, two kinds of traffic, two dates of construction for a unique purpose: connecting two shores.
4 - Mill
This place witnessed many wobbly carts going to the mill and trucks to the gravel. The former suffered from the lack of water, the latter from lack of business income.
5 - Giulio
For the whole 20th century, it has been one of the most important roads of the northern province of Pordenone. And before that, it was a place where water flowed both free and domesticated.
6 - Pellegrin
The place where Antonio Dell'Angelo, known as “Pellegrin,” started his endeavour: bringing water from the Cellina river to the village of San Leonardo.
7 - Panoramic Viewpoint
It is a privileged viewpoint even for a fast drawing: there’s a practical stand where to put your sheet of paper.
8 - Partidor
Here electricity is part of everyday life since the late 1800s. It is strictly authentic: hydraulic, Cellina river production.