Sauris

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For those who prefer the silence of the mountains to the crowds of the piste, for those who want to spend some relaxing days, with total contact with nature, for those - other than to ski - love to spend the winter walking in the woods and in the clearings covered with snow, for those who love tradition and a rich table, in Carnia there is a place to discover, Sauris, the highest village of the Friuli Venezia Giulia region (placed between an altitude of 1000 and 1400 mts) surrounded by a crown of mountains that have determined, over the centuries, isolation and have made a place of fascination - other than from the point of view natural as cultural - of the friulian mountain. At Sauris, infact, we speak even today a dialect (or perhaps it is better to say a language), of German origin, witnessing to the past of this place, where from the end of the 13th century established a community from the Oltraple, that knew how to maintain intact, until today, not only the language, but also the traditions, the gastronomy, and the architecture. Sauris, is known not only for its old traditions, but also for its gastronomy and its restaurants (some of the best of Friuli), for its small but comfortable hotels. Typical of Sauris is its smoked hams and salames (not forgetting the ricotta cheese also smoked) and the grappa, in which is mixed the crushed sprouts of the "mughi" conifers of the high mountains. At Sauris you can ski on some easy piste, ideal for children and beginners, but for those who want there is available a slalom piste recognised by the FISI. For those who love excursion skiing, you can follow a panoramic itinerary for tens of chilometres, and for the racers there is ring track in a sunny zone. When can you visit? For a long weekend searching for peace and quiet, for the Christmas holidays, or - even better - for Carnival, when in the village and the woods we celebrate the old rites of long ago, in relation to the rebirth of the earth and of life. Some traditional participants of the feast are: the "Rolar" and the "Kheirar", that travel the roads of the village accompanied by a masked court, that may be ugly ("Schentana schembl") or pretty ("Scheana schembl"): those who participate must be unrecognisable, so they have their faces covered. The masks are in carved wood, like those (terrifying and grotesque) conserved in the Museum of Art and Popular Tradition of Tolmezzo.