Travel package

Sauris and Its Traditional Carnival

  • Learn about the traditions of the Sauro Carnival, one of the oldest in the Alps
  • Will be greeted with a welcome drink in a brewery
  • Dine with typical dishes from Sauris
  • Have lunch in a “trattoria”
  • Visit a ham factory
  • Visit a handicraft workshop of wooden masks
  • Take a guided tour of the village of Udine and Cividale del Friuli
  • Visit to the UNESCO sites
  • Participate in the thrilling “night of the lanterns” among the Carnival masks.

What an experience we had! We came from Portugal and it was worth every minute. Well organized trip, very interesting visits, good food, warm and friendly people, breathtaking views and an amazing Carnival full of traditions. Thanks Storywalking for promoting these experiences. Next time you also should try !! – Olga, M.



Credits: Archivio Fotografico Comunale Sauris Zahre

Destination: Cividale del Friuli, Sauris, Udine / Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Experience: Art & Culture, Food & Wine
Length of stay: 5 days / 4 nights
Period: February 16 – February 20, 2023

Price on request

Fee includes:
  • 4 nights in a scattered hotel in Sauris
  • Traditional breakfast included served in your room
  • Welcome drink at a brewery
  • 2 typical dinners
  • 1 lunch in a typical local “trattoria”
  • Visit to a ham factory and tasting
  • Visit to a handicraft workshop of wooden masks
  • 1 cooking lesson and lunch or dinner
  • Guided tours in Udine and Cividale del Friuli villages
  • Local Guide with you throughout tour
  • Tickets entrance: Tiepolo Gallery and Tempietto Longobardo and its Monastery
  • Contribution to Guarantee Fund GGTO
Fee doesn’t include:
  • Transfers

Day 1

We will be welcomed at the scattered hotel where you’ll be briefed on the Carnival by the tour leader. This amazing event, one of the oldest in the Alps, is characterized by wooded masks.
We will have an aperitif in a brewery and then experience a typical dinner in Sauris.

Day 2

We will visit the Sauris Ham Factory and a small cheese factory, during the visit you will taste local products. We will then meet Dario and his nice family at their laboratory, and we will assist in the creation of wooden masks in an artistic workshop and learn the history behind the Sauro Carnival.
In the afternoon we will meet Paola for our cooking lesson at her house. We will prepare a traditional meal and enjoy our dinner together.

Day 3

We will visit the Galleria Tiepolo in Udine with over 700 masterpieces by Giovan Battista Tiepolo. Tiepolo is one of the greatest artist of 18th century and we will have the chance to admire the staircase of honor and the Fall of the Rebellious Angels fresco: an art work that remind the Baroque illusionism perspective.
We will then move on to Cividale del Friuli, one of the most mysterious cities in the region. Here, after crossing the bridge over the Natisone river, we will enter the heart of the city. We will enjoy a traditional lunch and visit the Temple and its   Santa Maria in Valle Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site recognized as one of the places of power of the Longobard civilization.
We will have the rest of the afternoon free.

Day 4

We will have free time waiting for the night parade: we will walk in the forest with the light of lanterns together with the Rölar and the Keirar: the main characters of the Carnival.
The Rölar, named for the bells that he carries around his waist,  is a noisy character who warns the local community when it’s  time to celebrate the Carnival.
The Kheirar, characterized by torn clothes and a broom, is considered the King of Carnival.


Credits: Archivio Fotografico Comunale Sauris Zahre

Day 5


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Tour: Sauris and Its Traditional Carnival
Destination: Cividale del Friuli, Sauris, Udine / Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Length of stay: 5 days / 4 nights

Price on request

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