Welcome to Barcis
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Lake Barcis and its green-celestial water forms a mirror that reflects the sky and mountains. A unique spectacle, especially on beautiful sunny days. This is the heart of Valcellina, an artificial lake that was created for the exploitation of hydroelectric power with the water of the Cellina stream. As well as being an important tourist attraction in the valley, important national and international sporting events take place here every year.
Locations and hamlets
The municipality of Barcis is located 34 km away from Pordenone and 68 km from Udine, on the shores of the lake that takes its name. These are positioned on a hollow formed to the east by the mountains. Raut (2,026 m) and Fara (1,342 m), north of Mount Resettùm (2,067 m), to the west from the mountains Naked Crep (2,207 m) and Messer (2,230 m) to the south from the mountains Cavallo (2,251 m) and Cjastelât (1.641 m). The municipality consists of 16 hamlets: Arcola, Armasio, Cimacosta, Fontane, Guata, Losie, Mighet, Molassa, Pentina, Pezzeda, Ponte Antoi, Portuz, Predaia, Ribe, Roppe, Vale and the inhabitants are called “barciani”.
YouTube Channel Barcis Common
What to do in Barcis
- Cellina’s Forra
- Sailing boat
- Walks around the lake
- Picnic at the equipped areas
- Valcellina Train
- Tibetan Bridge
- Canoe and kajak
- Mountain Bike
For mountain bikers, you can explore the area by delving into the various trails of the surrounding mountains. You have the pleasure of looking at new paths.
- Food and Wine:
Enjoy the delicacies of Valcellinese cuisine in the various taverns and restaurants in the area, tasting a good glass of Friulian wine and then finish with a homemade grappa.
Events, festivals and manifestations in Barcis
The association Pro Barcis is very active on a social level and organizes many events and manifestations during the year with the aim of safeguarding festivals and village traditions by highlighting the mountain culture, as well as promoting tourism. Here are some important events:
- The Night of St. John (June 23)
- Artists in the street
- Castagnata under the bell tower
- Living crib
- Poetry Prize “Giuseppe Malattia Della Vallata”
- “Bruno Cavallini” Award
- Celebrations of the Emigrant and the “Villeggiante”
- The “Fondin”
- International Sumo Sports Race
- Along the lake and under the stars of Barcis
- Miss Italy Regional Final
- “Regata delle mascarete”
What to see in Barcis
Barcis offers some heritage such as churches and outdoor areas to visit. One of the most famous areas is “The Old Road of Valcellina” and the “Forra del Cellina”.
Barcis Cultural Centres and Important Areas
- Cellina Forra Nature Reserve
- The old road of Valcellina
- Palazzo Centi
- Barcis Dam
- Grotta bus de la volpe
- Prescudin Regional Park
Museums and archaeological sites
- Ethnographic Museum of Art and Farmer Civilization
- Cellina Forra Nature Reserve Visitor Center
- St. John the Baptist ParishChurch.
- Church of St. Francis.
- Alpine Church in Cuol.
- Cappella di San Daniele del Monte.
- St. George’s Church.
How to get to Barcis
From the A4 motorway take the Portogruaro exit and then exit again in Pordenone. Continue along the SP19 or SP29, heading towards Montereale Valcellina. Once you arrive in Montereale, continue on the SR251 towards Barcis.
Departures from the Pordenone Bus Station adjacent to the central train station, take Pordenone-Maniago-Claut line.
The nearest train station is Montereale Valcellina.
Sacile-Gemona line: at the train station in Sacile take the regional train that leads to Maniago station. Possibility of bicycle transport.
The nearest airports are: Ronchi of the Legionnaires (Trieste), A. Canova (Treviso), San Marco Polo (Venice)