I Magredi is a steppe-like plain area in the province of Pordenone, located in the centre of a “V” formed of two rivers: Meduna and Cellina that meet and flow together downstream.
The waters flow under the soil leaving above ground shiny white stones, round and polished, and one of the most important natural environments in the whole Friuli Venezia Giulia region.
In these stones “Brassica glabrescens” grows; is a delicate and yellow flower that looks like it chose to grow only in this place and nowhere else on Earth.
The environment is interesting for its fauna too; Occhione (big-eyes), for example, is a bird characterized for a very pronounced eyeball.
More than 43.000 hectares included in the municipalities of Cordenons, Maniago, San Quirino and Vivaro have been designated in November 2013 “Special Areas of Conservation”: thanks to this I Magredi will be included in the european network “Natura 2000” for the protection of biodiversity, whose objective is the conservation of the species and of the Community interest areas.