The UNESCO World Heritage Friulian Dolomites are divided between the provinces of Pordenone and Udine, between Valcellina, the Tagliamento Valley and the Tramontina Valley. To admire these splendid mountains, you can reach Friuli by car, train, plane and bus.
Getting there by car
The region of Friuli Venezia Giulia is crossed by the A4 Turin-Trieste, the A23 Palmanova - Udine - Tarvisio and the A28 Portogruaro - Conegliano.
To reach the Dolomites in the Tagliamento Valley, in the upper province of Udine, there are two motorways you can take: the A27 - Pian di Vedoia exit and the A23 - Carnia exit. Once you have exited at Piani di Vedoia in the Belluno area, continue in the direction of Auronzo di Cadore on the SS 51. When you reach Lozzo di Cadore, follow the signs for Forni di Sopra, which you will reach via the Mauria Pass.
For those who want to reach the Valcellina Dolomites, leave the A27 Pian di Vedoia motorway and continue as far as Longarone and from here follow the signs for Erto e Casso. Those coming from the east can exit at Pordenone and follow the signs for Montereale Valcellina. For the Val Tramontina, the recommended exit is Pordenone. From here take the Cimpello-Sequals motorway, exit at Sequals and proceed in the direction of Tramonti di Sopra e di Sotto.
Getting there by train
The most convenient stations for reaching the Friulian Dolomites are: Pordenone, Sacile, Udine, Carnia and Calalzo di Cadore. Pordenone and Udine are connected with national and international routes and there are direct trains to Venice, Rome, Naples, Milan and Vienna. There are daily bus connections from the stations.
Getting there by plane
The most convenient airports are Ronchi dei Legionari in Trieste and Marco Polo in Venice. From Trieste airport you can reach the railway station by shuttle bus.
Getting there by bus
The Friulian Dolomites can also be reached by bus, with a daily or seasonal service covering the Trieste-Auronzo di Cadore (in summer), Tolmezzo-Pieve di Cadore (2 trips per day on weekdays) routes, or by bus from Pordenone and Udine.