Tolmezzo is surrounded by 8 hamlets: Caneva, Casanova, Fusea, Cazzaso, Terzo, Cadunea, Imponzo and Illegio. You can find an accomodation in six out of eight.
It's the closest village to Tolmezzo. They're connected by the bridge over the river "But". It is located on a strip of fertile land well protected by massive rocks. Its name, in Friulian language, means "camera indulà che si ten vin e mangìative", in short, a pantry. The population is very proud of his village, and in mid-August, for two weeks, there's the traditional festival of St. Bartholomew; For the population of Caneva the ancient feast is a way to thank the saint for his protection. The statue of St. Bartholomew is led in the streets of the little village along with the best harvest fruits.
It can be easily reached through the tunnel "Clapùz" that goes under the rocky outcrop of the "Pieve di Santa Maria oltre But", that, according to legend, would have to be built in the valley. They say that the stored building materials, as if by miracle, moved from the valley bottom to the top of the hill, where the church was built. A scenical walking path called "troi das poises" or “Calvary”, leads to the church throughout the 13 Stations of the Cross.
“Terzo di Tolmezzo” is so called because it is now part of the municipality of Tolmezzo, but it is assumed that the original name was Terzo (third) of Julium Carnicum as it is located three miles from the ancient Roman colony. Terzo is situated at the bottom of the hill of San Giovanni, on the top of which stands, on a wooded background, the ancient church of St. John the Baptist, the oldest church in Tolmezzo. An apple orchard, well-known and appreciated by the inhabitants, decorates the landscape of this small village.
Fusea is situated up to 696 meters above sea level and, with its tavern, square, war memorial, close houses and its meadows at the Diverdalce mountain bottom, is a typical mountain village. Nearby there's the Curiedi plateau where you can find the "Biotopo of Curiedi", a safeguarded area of outstanding natural beauty. There are also a lot of lovely trails to do trekking and admire the wild. That's why the accomodation will offer you a pleasant mountain setting.
Imponzo is five kilometers far from Tolmezzo and it is situated on the side of a hill on a plain cut by the road up to Paluzza. With its church dedicated to St. Bartholomew it stands isolated in the countryside and it is dominated by the church of San Floriano. From the low mountain of Illegio, it is possible to see the river "But" valley.
It's the most populated hamlet of the municipality and also the most hidden from view. It is situated up to 550 m. above sea level, in a small plateau in the backside between the Strabut and Amariana mounts. The old and beautiful hamlet of Illegio looks like a gem set in the mountains. Here time seems to have stopped. The “Pieve of San Floriano”, like a treasure chest of medieval unspoilt beauty, is up to 750 meters above sea level. It can be visited every Sunday by going up a path from where you can admire the beautiful landscape of the valley below, or go to the Carnic Pievi Trail, that starts from Imponzo. On your way to Illegio you can find the still working water mill and the local dairy. The latter are important stages for the visitor of this small village from where you can reach the nearby valleys up to Pontebba in the Val Canale or up to Lovea in the Val Chiarsò.