Inter-Municipal Territorial Union (UTI) of Carnia
Inter-municipal Territorial Union (UTI) of Carnia
Inter-municipal Territorial Union of Carnia
The Union of Carnia is a supra-municipal authority that was established in 2016 implementing Regional Law L.R. 26/2014. The Unions were territorially identified by the Regional Government and established to carry out coordinated municipal, supra-municipal and large area functions and services, as well as for territorial, economic and social development.
The Union of Carnia owns the Geological Museum of Carnia (link), in Ampezzo, the exhibition itinerary of which effectively illustrates the geological history of the territory. Moreover, it manages the Geopark Visitor Centre (link), in “Laghetti” in Timau, a starting point for excursions in the heart of the Geopark area.
In addition to these exhibition itineraries, there is also the “Preone 200 million years” Naturalistic Exhibition, in Preone, as well as the Permanent Fossil Exhibition in Arta, that offer different, interesting prospects as regards geology and palaeontology. Also these, just as the previous prospects, are part of the CarniaMusei museum network, which is also coordinated by the Territorial Union of Carnia.
By taking over from the Mountain Community of Carnia, the Union also acquired its pre-existing projects. In fact, the idea of the creation of a Geopark of the Carnic Alps, dates back to several years ago, when, in collaboration with the Friulan Museum of Natural History and the Geopark Karnische Alpen, the Living Stones- transfrontier lessons on the geology of the Carnic Alps. transfrontier lessons on the geology of the Carnic Alps project was developed. From that initiative, which both acclaimed a great deal of success and has consolidated the partnership between the institutions involved, the shared itinerary got underway and which led to the development of the GeoTrAC project.
News & Events
- The temporary exhibition “The Wonders of the Underworld – Ampezzo, 20th June 2020In NewsSaturday 20th June 2020 in Ampezzo opens the temporary exhibition The Wonders of the Underworld: a trip in the most significant Karst caves of Friuli. The exhibition has the same opening hours of the Geological Museum: every day 9.30-12.30/15-18 […]
- The Geological Museum in Ampezzo opens next SaturdayIn NewsThe Geological Museum in Ampezzo opens again next Saturday, 30th May, and Sunday 31st May, from 3 pm to 6 pm. […]
- The temporary exhibition “Fossil fish from the Friulian Alps” opens againIn News from the Geopark, NewsAfter more than two months Palazzo Frisacco, in Tolmezzo, opens again. The palace hosted the temporary exhibition "Fossil fish from the friulian Alps" since the last 14. February. After the closure due to the Corona Virus emergency, the Palace will be opened again on the next Monday, 18. May 2020. The exhibition will go on until 19. July 2020. […]