Carnia is a territory belonging to the historical-geographic region of Friuli, on the northern Italian border with Austria. The name is derived from the Carni population, which dominated the entire Friuli area between the Fifth and Second centuries BC.
For several hundred years, the Carni lived on the fertile plains between the Rhine (Germany) and the Danube. Around 400 BC, demographic growth and the pressure of Germanic populations generated a migration towards the South. The Carni crossed
the Alps and settled in modern-day Carnia.
Carnia is home to the Carnic Alps and boasts significant natural heritage thanks to the absence of large industrial centres, with extensive forests made up mainly of firs, beeches and larches, in addition to thousands of plant species.
During the call for funding entitled ‘Promotion and energy efficiency for Municipalities’ – under the Regional operative program for the european fund for regional development 2007/2013 - POR FESR for the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region– many projects received financing to renew public lighting throughout the region.
Neri provided lighting for most towns in Carnia, fitting in with the various contexts with a variety of products, showing great respect for architecture and countryside, in places such as: Tolmezzo, Ampezzo, Corneglians, Forni di Sopra, Forni di Sotto, Lauco, Ovaro, Paularo, Pesaris, Pieria, Prato Carnico, Ravasletto, Sutrio, Treppo Carnico, Villa Santina, Amaro, Cavazzo Carnico, and Forni Avoltri.