This untainted green corner in the mountain area of Friuli has yet to be discovered by the general public. Instead, it is a destination for tourists who are looking for a holiday on a human scale in a place where traditions and the environment remain constant, providing roots to the past. The Alps in Friuli comprise a vast territory that includes the Carnic Alps and the Julian Alps, most of which fall within the province of Udine. Proof of its purity is seen in the Natural Parks and the vast forests that lead to this north-eastern corner of Italy being described as the “Italian Canada”.
The Belluno Dolomites mark the western border of this Alpine region, while Slovenia’s Upper Carniola is to the east and the area that goes from the morainic hills and the plain in Udine to the nearby Adriatic coast border it on the south. Austria and the Land of Carinthia are to the north and are easy to reach (the hotel is 20 km from the national border). The area has served as a crossroads to other territories and the European people ever since the times of the Roman Empire and even earlier. The territory of Friuli therefore encompasses a multitude of fascinating locations in a single region.
Hotel La Perla is located in Carnia. The area starts from the town of Tolmezzo (12,000 inhabitants), a place characterised by shops and museums. Various itineraries begin here and head north towards the 28 municipalities and the five valleys that make up the district of Carnia. While similar, each one still has its different customs, traditions, dialect and people.