Welcome to Vajont
From the mountain to the plain, an example of modern construction and architecture
Altitude m s.l.m.
Surface in Km2
Vajont is a municipality that has unusual characteristics in Italy due to its appearance and urban character. This territory was born after the tragedy of the Vajont, in fact the majority of evacuees were settled and housed here, a couple of kilometers from Maniago. This area was known as the “Empire Woodland Area”, an agricultural area of the Maniago area, and the name of the municipality was chosen in memory of the valley and the Vajont disaster. This village is unique in history, a village born from the speed of reorganizing and rebuilding a mountain population that from one day to the next found itself without a home.
Vajont is located 20 km away from Pordenone and 51 km from Udine, at the entrance of Maniago and close to Monte Jôuf, Monte Fara and Monte San Lorenzo. The locals are called “vajontini or vajontesi”. Vajont is one of the smallest municipalities in Italy for Km2, it is completely flat and is located very close to the river Cellina, this area is also part of the “Magredi del Cellina.”
What to do in Vajont
pathAA gravel path that can be crossed on foot and by bicycle, crosses the Magredi area.
Reaching Maniago, and then among beautiful trails, you can, for example, reach the Malga “Jauf” through the cai no 983 trail, on the eastern side of Mount J.J.
You can find all kinds of routes for fans of two wheels, mountain climbs or bike paths on the plain. Some itineraries are:
-Vajont-Casarsa through the Magredi area.
-FVG3 Maniago -Vajont- Montereale Valcellina
Various routes on unpaved roads or roads with low traffic.
- Mountain Running
Always reaching Maniago, it concerns the same paths of trekking, only with a very different rhythm, personalized by the lovers of this discipline.
- 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.
What to see in Vajont
Vajont offers some churches to visit in addition to civilian buildings.
Vajont Church and Monument
- Chiesa parrocchiale Gesù Crocifisso.
- Cemetery Chapel.
- Fountain Monument to the Victims of the Vajont.
Events, festivals and manifestations in Vajont
There are many associations in Vajont that are active on a social, sporting and cultural level. During the year they organize various themed events and manifestations, with the aim of safeguarding crafts and village traditions, as well as commemorating their past.
- “The Paths of Memory”
Non-competitive running, which reminds the Vajont disaster through sport.
- “Falò della Fraternità”
Traditional bonfire organized by the Parish.
- “Festa Patronale”
Traditional feast of the patron saint of Vajont on September 14th. It’s all about games and entertainment, musical evenings and trumps and fishing tournaments.
- “The Festival of Trees”
It is a historic and traditional celebration for all newborns.
- “Memorial Gianfranco Boccato”
Football and soccer tournaments are organized involving the entire population and neighboring countries, including with food and wine kiosks.
How to get to the municipality of Vajont
From the A4 motorway take the Portogruaro exit and then exit again and arrive in Pordenone. From here, take route 251 to Vajont. From Udine you can reach Vajont via the main road 464.
Departures from the Pordenone Bus Station adjacent to the central train station, take buses heading to Maniago that passes through Vajont.
The nearest station to Vajont is Maniago. At the train station in Sacile take the regional train that leads to Maniago station. Sacile-Gemona line. Cycling options.
The nearest airports are: Ronchi of the Legionnaires (Trieste), A. Canova (Treviso), San Marco Polo (Venice)