Take the time to visit Maniago, the ‘city of knives’. Since the Middle Ages, the waters of the Colvera stream and man’s ingenuity have given rise to a flourishing blade-making industry that is still very much alive today. If you want to get to know the history of local knife-making and that of the town in general, the Museum of Blacksmiths’ Art and Cutlery is an excellent starting point. Then stroll through the town centre and visit the Duomo, a harmonious piece of Romanesque architecture.
Leaving Maniago behind you will come across Fanna with its rural flair of bygone days. Fanna is known as “the town of heritage apples”, because for years a local association has been reviving the traditional apple varieties of the mountains and foothills. Also in Fanna you will find something special: the ancient Sanctuary of the Madonna di Strada, a place of worship and pilgrimage since the year 1000.
Continue on to Cavasso Nuovo, a town that is home to another local speciality: red onions.
Following the course of the Meduna stream, you will cross a bridge with a panoramic view over water, woods and hills, before reaching Solimbergo, with the remains of its castle on a hill beside the road.