Collio and Preval are inseparable, they could never live one without the other and they enrich one another harmonically alternating lowland areas tidily cultivated or left to steady meadows and gentle rolling hills covered by forests and vineyards.
Collio is a land where man and environment live in perfect harmony, between the Julian Alps and the Adriatic Sea, rich of history and with food and wine heritage so precious that it is known today by most of the world. Here coexist different cultures, different languages and different traditions: in this border land, there are elements from Friuli, Slovenia and Austria. But here also coexist sweet hills and forests with castles, villages and wine companies. The harmony and the peace prevail offering picturesque and relaxing scenarios: ideal for a calm holiday.
If Collio is already pretty well-known, the plain of Preval or simply Preval is far less known. Wrongfully, since it is an area of high naturalistic and landscape value, where agriculture maintains and contributes to a good level of biodiversity, a real bucolic oasis crossed by a net of white roads little frequented and pedestrian paths perfectly inserted in the landscape.
Crossed by the stream Versa, Preval has remained mainly marshy until 1930’s. In the period between the two World Wars it has been cleared with the ambition, which has gone up in smoke, of building the biggest seaplane base of Europe, gaining in any case a high agricultural and landscaped value.
Today, it is the ideal place for anyone who is interested in slow tourism or interested in trekking, bike tours or horse rides. “The foot and the pedal are the perfect means of transportation to enjoy Preval at its fullest”.
Its logo and symbol is the white heron since, along with other bird species, it usually stops in these areas during the migratory movements. Collio and Preval identify a territory where nature, silence and beauty prevail.
Between Collio and Preval is located the location of Novali where the farm is. Though not on purpose, Novali in the local dialect means “the new comers”.