As every border land, Carnia has seen many different cultures on its territory. Each of them have left its sign.
Today, in the respect of history and traditions, this cultural heterogeneity is still alive and strong.

Carnia is an area full of art and culture and offers an inestimable cultural patrimony that needs to be discovered.

Museums & Exhibitions

If you want to visit museums dedicated to Carnia’s traditions go to Tolmezzo’s Popular Art MuseumTimau’s World War Museum, Zuglio’s Archeological Museum or Pesariis’s Orologeria.

There are also lots of temporary exhibitions. For example the one of Illeggio that exposes the most important art pieces of the world.
In addition Treppo Carnico’s Modern Art Gallery and Paularo’s Mozartina.

Festivals & Traditions

Folkloristic festivals are organized in every season of the year:
• the Asparago di Bosco, Radicchio di Montagna & Funghi di Primavera Festival in Arta Terme, on the third Sunday of May;
Cjarsons Festival in Sutrio, the first Sunday of June;
• the Malgaro Festival in Ovaro, in July;
• the Formaggio e Ricotta di Malga Festival a Enemonzo, in Autumn, on September;
• the Wood’s Festival in Sutrio, the first Sunday of September;
• the Sapori di Carnia in Raveo, the second Sunday of December;
Borghi e Presepi in Sutrio, in Christmas time.


Carnia’s traditional cuisine grows up around polenta and soups, perfect for wintertime and cold weather.

Frico, a mix of potatoes and cheese, is served with polenta. The Cjarsons, it’s a special kind of pasta that is served in every Carnia’s restaurant. Toc in Braide it’s a mix di polenta, cheese, smoked ricotta and liquid butter.