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Il Cardo | Bed & breakfast

Via Somma, 5 33028 TOLMEZZO (UD)

+39 3473912175


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A short walk from the town centre of Tolmezzo
The B&B is located in a quiet area, at a short walking distance from the town centre of Tolmezzo, the most important town in the Carnia region. The town offers all the services a tourist can need: restaurants featuring local cuisine, pizzerias, pubs, brand stores, newsagents, pharmacies, supermarkets, bars, a bus station, a hospital, a cinema, a museum, a library, launderettes and dry cleaners, photographers, banks, a theatre, and gyms. Tolmezzo is an ideal starting point for reaching the most famous tourist locations of the area, as well as small villages lost in the mountains, and unspoilt places reached by roads offering ever-changing breathtaking views. The local branch of CAI (the Italian alpine club) can provide you with information and maps for hiking and climbing expeditions, allowing you to safely reach mountain huts, shelters and beautiful alpine peaks.As for winter activities, downhill slopes and cross-country tracks are only a few kilometres away. 

The B&B is a stage in the "Path of Churches and Faith" and for those who walk along the "Via Alpina". For those who love nature, Tolmezzo lays at the crossroads of many valleys. These valleys can be explored using the many cycling paths and mountain trails. The bicycle climb to reach the top of Mount Zoncolan is considered one of the toughest in the world.

Within a few kilometres: Arta Terme with its spa and wellness centre, "Iulium Carnicum" with its Ancient Roman, Cavazzo with its lake, and Illegio with its internationally renowned sacred art exhibitions.

The facility
The B&B consists of two rooms: a triple (Blue room) and a double room (Red room), with balconies and two bathrooms. It is situated on the ground floor and it independent from the family living quarters. A hearty sweet or savoury breakfast will be served in the attic upstairs or, weather permitting, on the large panoramic terrace.The family is equipped to receive children, and can provide a baby cot and a high chair. You will be welcomed with courtesy and politeness.
The Blue room, furnished in a modern style, has three beds: one double bed and one single bed, a balcony, bedside tables, a desk, and a fridge. It also has an en suite bathroom.

The Red room is also decorated in a modern style. It has two single beds, which can be converted in a double bed, a balcony, a desk or luggage holder and a bookcase.

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Prices include: breakfast; bed linen; room cleaning; central heating.

Additional services: Garage for indoor parking

Languages spoken: Italian, French, English, German.


The best places to visit in the area
If you enjoy the countryside, you can spend a few hours outdoors in our orchard and participate in the apple harvest, which includes tasting locally grown fruit freshly picked from the tree. If you enjoy mountain scenery, ancient forests, and spontaneous herbs, you can accompany us in our mountain hut, located at an altitude of 1,000 metres above sea level. In it, we grow potatoes, beans, and cabbages.


Unusual itineraries
You can start by visiting the old town centre of Tolmezzo, which was originally surrounded by walls. Porta di Sotto is the last of the original three city doors to still remain standing. From there you can take a comfortable hiking trail to Pra Castello (Castle Meadow), where the town's castle once stood, and whose foundations are still visible. The trail continues to the Picotta Tower, a lookout tower in Roman times that has been rebuilt. From the tower you can admire the whole valley and the St. Mary of the But's Church, which is older and more important than the Cathedral of Tolmezzo.


Recommended restaurants
Tolmezzo and its surrounding area offers a varied choice of restaurants, pizzerias, taverns, and pubs.Among the restaurants, we recommend the „Bar Trattoria Carnia - Da Modesto" (for pizzas and traditional Carnic cuisine), "La Bella Carnia" (for a varied pizza menu) , and "La Corte Dei Sapori" (a restaurant). In the "Trattoria Al Borgat", an old traditional local establishment, you will be able to enjoy the renowned Sauris Ham and a good glass of wine.


Local dishes
Frico (melted cheese) with potatoes, crumbly frico, venison, a variety of cheeses, brovada (sour turnips) or sauerkraut with Carnic sausages, freshly picked mushrooms, polenta (cornmeal mush), cjarsons (Carnic ravioli), potato gnocchi, pumpkin gnocchi with smoked ricotta and clarified butter, minestrone with beans, wild herbs omelette, and dandelion leaves with pork seasoning.

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Number of accommodation units
Bedrooms: 2
Available beds: 5
Bathrooms: 2

Special rates for longer stays
Guests who book for a minimum of 7 days will be granted a discount on the regular rates.

  • General services

    Bed linen, room cleaning, heating, hair dryer, fridge, microwave

  • Internet

  • Parking

    Garage for indoor parking
  • Breakfast

    Breakfast is included
  • Recreation and leisure

    Large terrace, ski-, bike-, and motorcycle storage.Free bike rental through the Tourist Office
  • Spoken Languages

    Italian, French, English, German

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