Vajont is a municipality of the province of Pordenone, in the region of Friuli Venezia Giulia, and is, with regard to extension, the smallest municipality of Italy. The village rises on a plateau on the left bank of the Cellina stream, in the territory of the magredi (dry meadows), the area in the province of Pordenone where the waters of the streams Cellina and Meduna flow into the aquifer. In the surroundings you can practice many outdoor sports: hiking and climbing, horseback riding, rafting and canoeing, sport fishing, bicycle touring, or go for simple leisure walks.
The magredi host a large variety of plants and animals. A unique feature of this land are its rocks, which absorb and hold water. Groundwater then emerges at the karst springs. Other distinguishing features are the prairies of oat grass and small bushes, such as buckthorns and wild roses. This desert-like quality is given partly by the rocky ground and heavy rains, and partly by deforestation and pasture.
Vajont was founded in 1971, and its territory was previously under the administration of the town of Maniago. Building started in 1964 to provide a new home to the survivors of the Vajont Dam tragedy (9 October 1963).
Protected area of Province of Udine and Pordenone
Regional Park Dolomiti Friulane, kmq 500
State Reserve of Prescudin, kmq 15