The Versa-Judrio cycle path touches six municipalities in the province of Gorizia (Medea, Capriva, Cormòns, Mariano, Moraro and Romans) and two in the province of Udine (San Giovanni al Natisone and Chiopris-Viscone) and is part of a wider cycle tourism network that stretches for about 120 kilometres.
The town of Medea is known for the majestic Ara pacis mundi, a monument dedicated to the fallen of all wars and especially of World War II. Erected in 1950, it stands atop the hill of Medea. Inside the enclosure is the Altar; a wooden and bronze urn contains the earth from over 800 war cemeteries around the world and a few ampoules of sea water taken from the places where ships of different nationalities sank and where thousands of sailors and soldiers found their deaths.
The village of Giassico has origins that perhaps date back to the Longobard era. Today it is a typically rural centre, with houses with rustic outbuildings and large inner courtyards, arranged around a square that has remained virtually unchanged since the 19th century. Next to the square is the church of Santo Stefano, built before the 15th century.
The town of Cormons is the main centre of Collio. It is home to the Cantina Produttori Cormons, which includes over 150 winegrowers and produces the "Vino della Pace". In the beautiful Piazza XXIV Maggio at the foot of Monte Quarin is the Cormons Wine Shop.
ROUTES CROSSED ON THE WAY
Gradisca d'Isonzo: Via G. Garibaldi → Via Papalina → Via Roma → Via Venuti At Fratta cross the river Versa and turn left onto the Versa-Judrio cycle track following the signs.
Cormons: Via San Giorgio (loc. Brazzano) → Via Sottomonte → Via San Giovanni → Via Patriarchi → Via Duomo → Via G. Matteotti → Via Imbriani → Via Nazario Sauro → Via Dante Alighieri → Viale Roma → Via Faet → Via Isonzo → Via Bosc di Sot → Via Corona Before Moraro cross the river Versa and turn right onto the Versa-Judrio cycle path following the signs.