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Venzone

Venzone

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Venzone
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The village of Venzone, recreated entirely as it looked like in the Middle Ages after the earthquake in 1976, is a real fortified jewel between the mountain landscapes of Tagliamento and Canal del Ferro valleys in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region. The small town, that you can find in part inside the Natural Park of the Julian Alps, rises at 230 metres of height and it is one of the most extraordinary examples of architectural and artistic restoration. Venzone owes its fortune to its position of inevitable passage towards north, a passage already known by the Celts in 500 B.C. and then turned into a statio by the Romans along the Via Julia Augusta road towards Austria. The name Venzone certainly comes from Venzonassa torrent and it was mentioned for the first time in 1001 in a discharge paper in which the Emperor Otto III was granting the grazing rights on the Canal del Ferro to the Patriarch of Aquileia. The fortifications, with an hexagonal plant and double city walls 8 metres high surrounded by a deep moat and a system of 15 towers, were built by Glizoio di Mels in 1258. During the centuries, Venzone changed hands various times, from the Austrians to the Republic of Venice, from Turkish people to the French ones, and again to the Austrians, until 1866 when, after the Third Italian War of Independence, the village became Italian. In 1965 the Ministry of Public Education proclaimed Venzone a national monument by recognising its historical-artistic importance, thanks also to the old age of great part of the buildings that weren't damaged during the two World Wars. In 1976 Venzone was almost completely razed to the ground by the earthquake that affected Friuli-Venezia Giulia but thanks to national and international assistance and to the tenacity of its inhabitants it was reconstructed and came back to its medieval splendour. Very important buildings are the Duomo di Venzone, dedicated to Sant'Andrea Apostolo, erected in 1308; the mummies, belonging to a period of time between the XIV and XIX century, which are now preserved in a building next to the Duomo, among which there is the one of the noble of Venzone Paolo Marpillero; the gates of the city walls; the Casa Marcurele, the most ancient building of the village erected in the XI century; the fourtheen-century Palazzo degli Scaglieri and Palazzo Zinutti, a building from 1700 embellished with an elegant gallery with a wrought iron parapet and a Baroque front door; Casa Calderari (XIV century) with a cozy quadrangle; the Gothic Palazzo Comunale of 1400; Palazzo Radiussi, noble residence characterised by a three-light window of gothic-venetian style from 1400 and a seventeenth-century portal; Palazzo Ornagni Martina, noble palace of the XVIII century which is now site of the main museums and temporary exhibitions; Palazzo Pozzo and the Church of San Giovanni Battista, erected in the XVI century, whose ruins show even now the violence of 1976 earthquake, which spared only the main facade. Venzone is a paradise for nature, hiking and mountain bike lovers thanks to its unique territory and the vastness of animal and vegetable species that live in the Natural Park of the Julian Prealps. In autumn, you cannot miss the Pumpkin Festival (on the fourth weekend of October), an historical commemoration that takes the village back in time to medieval age. Furthermore, Venzone was proclaimed "ideal village where to live in" by the European Community and the magazine Airone. 

The Municipality of Venzone
Province of Udine
Friuli-Venezia Giulia Region

Inhabitants: 2.117
Altitude: 230 m a.s.l.

The Municipality is part of:Borghi più belli d'Italia

Declared in 2017 as the Borgo Dei Borghi (the most beautiful village)
by the TV program Alle Falde del Kilimangiaro (Rai 3)

Venzone's Golden Pumpkin: The story of a mock turned into recurrence

Every year at the end of October Venzone village celebrates the pumpkin feast. The reasons for this holiday are many, not all of which are due to the passion for this wonderful vegetable.

Venzone, in the region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, is the most beautiful Italian village of 2017

Among the twenty villages that were competing for the nomination of Borgo dei Borghi (most beautiful Italian village) of 2017, a survey promoted by the TV program Alle falde del Kilimangiaro of the channel Rai 3, the winner is Venzone

Next or present Events

  • Festa della Zucca
    From 21-10-2017
    To 22-10-2017
    Feasts

    Add to calendar 2017-10-21 2017-10-22 Europe/Rome Festa della Zucca Pumpkins everywhere: In the square, in the windows, in the taverns, on the stalls, pumpkins dressed in every sauce, able to satisfy even the most curious and demanding palate, pumpkins of all shapes and sizes, then even measured with that impromptu Device that's the Zuccometro. Venzone

    Pumpkins everywhere: In the square, in the windows, in the taverns, on the stalls, pumpkins dressed in every sauce, able to satisfy even the most curious and demanding palate, pumpkins of all shapes and sizes, then even measured with that impromptu Device that's the Zuccometro.

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  • Mercanti nel Borgo 2017
    12-11-2017
    Street markets

    Add to calendar 2017-11-12 2017-11-12 Europe/Rome Mercanti nel Borgo 2017 Used, antiques and collectibles markets Venzone

    Used, antiques and collectibles markets

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  • San Andrea Apostolo
    25-11-2017
    Patronal parties

    Add to calendar 2017-11-25 2017-11-25 Europe/Rome San Andrea Apostolo Venzone

  • Waiting for Christmas in Venzone
    From 25-11-2017
    To 26-11-2017
    Street markets

    Add to calendar 2017-11-25 2017-11-26 Europe/Rome Waiting for Christmas in Venzone Christmas Market Venzone

    Christmas Market

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  • The Christmas fairy tale
    08-12-2017
    Shows

    Add to calendar 2017-12-08 2017-12-08 Europe/Rome The Christmas fairy tale Venzone

  • Turning on the tree and crib
    09-12-2017
    Religious occurrences

    Add to calendar 2017-12-09 2017-12-09 Europe/Rome Turning on the tree and crib Venzone

  • Antica Sagra Di Santa Lucia
    09-12-2017
    Feasts

    Add to calendar 2017-12-09 2017-12-09 Europe/Rome Antica Sagra Di Santa Lucia Venzone

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  • Sapori a Venzone: “Sapori di un tempo”
    10-12-2017
    Feasts

    Add to calendar 2017-12-10 2017-12-10 Europe/Rome Sapori a Venzone: “Sapori di un tempo” Venzone

  • Mercanti nel Borgo 2017
    10-12-2017
    Street markets

    Add to calendar 2017-12-10 2017-12-10 Europe/Rome Mercanti nel Borgo 2017 Used, antiques and collectibles markets. Venzone

    Used, antiques and collectibles markets.

  • Fiera per l'Antica Sagra di S. Lucia
    13-12-2017
    Expo

    Add to calendar 2017-12-13 2017-12-13 Europe/Rome Fiera per l'Antica Sagra di S. Lucia Venzone

  • Theatrical spectacle for the ancient festival of Saint Lucia
    16-12-2017
    Shows

    Add to calendar 2017-12-16 2017-12-16 Europe/Rome Theatrical spectacle for the ancient festival of Saint Lucia Show in Friulian language Venzone

    Show in Friulian language

Past Events

  • The Borghi Belli of Friuli Venezia Giulia reveal themselves in Venzone
    27-08-2017
    The Borghi Belli of Friuli Venezia Giulia reveal themselves in Venzone
    Festival

    The day will be marked by culture, craftsmanship, enogastronomy and animation

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  • Mercanti nel Borgo 2017
    08-10-2017
    Street markets

    Used, antiques and collectibles markets

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