A crossroads, a branch, which divides the mountain range into an east and a west along the main trunk of the Tagliamento. Like a lime tree placed horizontally on a plain that starts in two branches which are, in their turn, divided into further, ever smaller ones. It could be a powerful metaphor, but this figure is not very metaphysical. The branches are made of water, and gravel, which take the name of torrent, brook, stream and agar and the leaves are sources that feed the whole.

This book is an attempt to recount the story of the Tagliamento, the amazing complexity and extraordinary beauty of the river that created Friuli, providing it with natural wonders, biodiversity and multiculturalism, displaying it all through the splendid photographs of our authors.