Oasi Picolit B&B is located in the eastern hills of the Friuli region, in Savorgnano del Torre, just a few kilometres from the Udine Nord motorway exit.
Just 15 kilometres away is Udine, which has a great deal to offer fans of both culture and shopping. The city has maintained a typical mediaeval layout, and developed around the Castle hill. The most famous monuments include the Cathedral, the Archbishop’s Palace with frescoes by Tiepolo, Piazza Libertà, the Loggia del Lionello, Piazza San Giacomo and the Castle, which sits atop the hill that looks out across the city.
The little town of Cividale del Friuli is 20 kilometres away from Oasi Picolit, at the foot of the eastern Friuli hills, on the banks of the Natisone river. Once called Forum Iulii, it was inhabited by the Longobards. Cividale is the leader of the Longobards in Italy project, featured on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Worth a visit in Cividale are the Longobard Temple, the Episcopal Complex of the Patriarch Callistus and the National Archaeological Museum.
The lagoon lies in the province of Udine, and stretches from the mouth of the Tagliamento river to the island of Grado, in the northernmost part of the Adriatic. The lagoon is home to the saltwater vegetation typical of such areas, as well as a wide variety of fish and birds; thanks to the latter, it has been declared a protected area of international importance. Grado is about 60 km from Savorgnano del Torre.
In 2009, the Friuli Dolomites were given UNESCO World Natural Heritage status. This compact mountain chain is closed off by imposing rock barriers, with characteristic long, narrow valleys offering appealing, unexpected natural scenarios. The highest peak in Friuli Venezia Giulia, Mount Coglians (2.780 m), is in the Carnic Alps, near the border with Austria.