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Cavanata Valley Regional Natural Reserve

Via Grado, 1, 34070 Fossalon di Grado GO, Italy

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About Cavanata Valley Regional Natural Reserve

The Valle Cavanata nature reserve is a protected natural area located in the municipality of Grado, in the province of Gorizia. It is located in Fossalon and is spread over 341 hectares, of which 67 by the sea. Established in 1996, it is part of the regional nature reserves of Friuli-Venezia Giulia.  It is a former fishing valley that has been abandoned for many decades and has therefore taken on the appearance of a typical lagoon area. It is protected as a "Ramsar" area.



Attractions near Cavanata Valley Regional Natural Reserve

Riserva Naturale Regionale della Foce dell'Isonzo Isola della Cona4.58km from Cavanata Valley Regional Natural Reserve

The regional nature reserve of the Isonzo mouth is a protected natural area of Friuli-Venezia Giulia established in 1996. The reserve, which occupies an area of ​​2,338 hectares on land plus 1,154 hectares in water, protects the lagoon area at the mouth of the Isonzo river in the province of Gorizia.  The mouth of the Isonzo, as well as the totality of the marshy wetlands of the lower Friuli area, were completely eliminated, only in 1976 did they begin to think about possible restoration.

Basilica of Santa Eufemia8.41km from Cavanata Valley Regional Natural Reserve

The patriarchal basilica of Sant'Eufemia is the main religious building in Grado and ancient cathedral church dating back to the sixth century , it stands on the square of the ancient patriarchal city, flanked by the baptistery and the spire-shaped bell tower of the fifteenth century.  Much of the fame of the basilica comes from the incredibly well preserved sixth-century floor mosaics that decorate the basilica, as it is extremely rare to find the original floor mosaics preserved in an early Ch

Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta9.67km from Cavanata Valley Regional Natural Reserve

The patriarchal basilica of Santa Maria Assunta is the main religious building in Aquileia and the ancient cathedral church of the suppressed Patriarchate of Aquileia.  The oldest remains date back to the 4th century, the current basilica was built in the 11th century and remodeled in the 13th century. It stands on the side of the Via Sacra, overlooking the Piazza del Capitolo, together with the baptistery and the imposing bell tower.

Timavo10.1km from Cavanata Valley Regional Natural Reserve

The Timavo is a river that flows between Croatia, Slovenia, and Italy.  It was born in Croatia from a Valchiusan spring on Monte Nevoso and precisely from the Turkove škulje peak, just a couple of kilometers from the border with Slovenia. It then flows into Val Malacca, in the Litoraneo Montana County of Croatia; on its way it crosses the Karst for almost ninety kilometers and finally flows into the sea near San Giovanni di Duino, in the province of Trieste.

Castello di Duino11.65km from Cavanata Valley Regional Natural Reserve

The Duino Castle is located in the municipality of Duino-Aurisina, in the province of Trieste.  Owned for over 420 years by the Della Torre family, branch Della Torre di Valsassina first and then by the Dukes of Torre and Tasso. Since 2003 it has been - together with its park - open to the public.  From the manor, you can enjoy a vast panorama of the steep rocky walls overlooking the sea. In the park, there is a bunker used during the Second World War.

Rilke trail12.37km from Cavanata Valley Regional Natural Reserve

The Rilke path is a scenic walk that runs alongside the Duino Cliffs Nature Reserve.  The Rilke path connects the localities of Duino and Sistiana, both in the municipality of Duino-Aurisina, in the province of Trieste, and is named after Rainer Maria Rilke. The Prague poet found inspiration there for his Duino Elegies at the time he lived, in the early twentieth century , as a guest of the castle of the princes Thurn und Taxis.

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Friuli Venezia Giulia overlooks the Adriatic Sea and is surrounded by high mountains, enclosing many different landscapes. The great variety of landscapes matches the rich and variegated cultural heritage that was determined by a complex history and by the confluence of different civilizations in this territory.