Discover the stunning treehouse of Malga Priu in Ugovizza.
Having a treehouse is every child dream. When you grow up, and don’t have a house with a garden and a big tree, it seems that that dream becomes impossible to fulfill. What you don’t know is that there are places around Italy, that make your dream come true.
One of these locations is Malga Priu, near Udine and the border between Italy and Austria, surrounded by lush nature of Giulie Alps, in Friuli Venezia Giulia. There are two tree houses, but not the average constructions you may expect. Those have been built by a design studio and you may see all the study and effort behind the project at the first glance. Designed following the shape of a pine cone, both tree houses blend into the forest as they truly are two natural pine cones grew into the forest.
Completely built in wood, following ecological and bio principles, they simply are a jewel. On the border of a meadow, with a splendid view of the mountain crests on the horizon their interior are a nice surprise. You may expect essentialism or uncomfort, and you’ll be surprised!
10 meters from the ground, three private floors from the lower relax area with two sliding chairs into an open terrace. The middle floor is where you enter this magic place: a living room with a small kitchenette, a comfortable sofa , a nice bathroom with a huge shower and two wide glass doors that open to a big terrace that lets you enjoy the view.
A wood inner stair leads you to the top of the pine: the bedroom. A large comfortable bed with a splendid round skylight to sleep under the starry sky.
Would you ask something more? Cristina and her family are the sweetest and kindest hosts, her kitchen (the package includes a welcome aperitif, dinner and breakfast) is so delicious we are still dreaming of her dishes.
Their Malga, surrounded by woods, is like a peaceful oasis far away from crowd, noises and modern life. You’ll meet a family of four bunnies (the cutest!), a family of Scottish Highland cattle and a beautiful black cat that followed us all around!
The package includes accommodation in the treehouse, a welcome aperitif, dinner and breakfast for two and costs € 280,00 (summer 2018 rate).
To reach Malga Priu you have to reach the village of Ugovizza, in Friuli Venezia Giulia, not far from Udine. Once you are in the village, drive through Via Uque. Don’t stop on the first small parking you’ll see. Go on and you will see another larger parking with a sign and a map.
Cross the small bridge and continue on the small road left of the sign and reach another parking. You’ll see Malga Priu’s sign, park your car there and start an easy 30 minutes walk in the forest. It’s well indicated with several signs, you won’t get lost!
Be prepared for a mountain getaway, that means get dressed properly, always bring something warm and backpack as you have to ascend to reach Malga Priu. Cars are only allowed if guests have mobility problems, therefore you’ll walk on a large dirt road, not a trail.