Village food shops are an authentic expression of social and food resistance, as well as cultural headmasters and relations of inestimable value. In Forni Avoltri, a small village in the Carnia region, Eugenia and Loris run their small shops with passion and pride, custodians, moreover, of food excellence truly worthy of note.
“Passion generates the dream, i.e. it puts an idea above you.”
Having your own chalet at an altitude of 1,000 metres, where nature is still alive and unspoilt. Being completely immersed in the forest, with its scents and animals. In Carnia this is a dream come true at Dolomiti Village, the first wooden chalet village in the region. We tell you about it.
“Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth. They do not preach learning and precepts, they preach, undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life.” E. Hesse
In Sauris, a splendid village in the Carnic Alps, there is a small farm that has taken up the tradition of cultivating medicinal plants to transform them into herbal teas, aromatic salts and creams, respecting the rhythm of nature. We tell you the story of Matteo and Nicole.
“Keep on sowing your seed, for you never know which will Grow … perhaps it all will.” A. Einstein
An excellent recipe against waste and, at the same time, a substantial dish of Central European origins: Gnochi de Pan from Trieste are born as a poor dish, invented to recover old bread and leftovers of sausages.
“I need to know the history of a food. I need to know where it comes from. I need to imagine the hands that have nurtured, worked and cooked what I eat.” C. Petrini
If what you need is a day out of time, welcome to the Carso land, where the seasons paint a canvas of flamboyant nuances and where a borderline story is rooted, marking every inlet of a rugged and rocky land.
“Firm and strong is only the tree that suffers the frequent assault of the wind; it is the continuous shaking that gives it more strength, more tenacious roots.” Seneca
There are stories that are good for the heart. And the one about bread that smells of the forest is one of them. A story that has become a documentary: the protagonist is the visionary intuition of a chef, Stefano Basello, and the extraordinary generosity of Mother Nature.
“What you will see in this film is an already better world, it is a world that exists, it is concrete and it is made of real people who have created a kind of magic in the place where they live.” S. Bergmann
Mariateresa De Antoni, the queen of boiled wool jackets in Carnia. In Comeglians she leads one of the few laboratories in Italy for weaving and making boiled wool articles, worked from the yarn to the baking up to the making, following traditional times and methods.
“Wool contains hydrogen, oxygen, sulphur and many other elements. A real panacea for the body. Wool wearers are more balanced and communicative.” W. Schwienbacher
Nothing is lost, a title that is able to shake immediately; in a moment like the one we are living, forced to fight against the insidious pandemic, Illegio celebrates life and beauty that never give up.
“Our life is a work of art, whether we know it or not, whether we like it or not.” Zygmunt Baumann
Each time is like a miracle that renews itself. And every time it is the same joy, the same satisfaction, when that remnant of fabric, chosen among a thousand available, is transformed into an elegant, unique and perfect pair of scarpez, the typical Friulane slippers.
“Where a work is created, where a dream continues, a tree is planted, a child is given to birth, life works there and a breach has opened in the darkness of time.” Herman Hesse
A show that in Friuli Venezia Giulia is especially charming, thanks to the extraordinary biodiversity given by the numerous species of trees present. Maples, larches, birches, ash trees, chestnut trees: nothing is missing here and the leaves are literally tinged with a thousand colours
“There is a joy in the unexplored woods. There is an ecstasy on the lonely beach. I don’t love man less, but Nature more.” George Gordon Byron