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Venzone

Venzone

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Venzone
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The village of Venzone, completely rebuilt as it had in the Middle Ages after the earthquake of 1976, is a real gem fortified among the mountain landscapes of the valleys of the river Tagliamento and the Canal of the iron in Friuli-Venezia Giulia. The town which is partly inside the Natural Park of the Alps Gulie, rises 230 meters in height and is one of the most extraordinary examples of architectural restoration and artistic.

Venzone owes its fortune to the position of obligatory passage toward the north, passage already known by the Celts in 500 B.C. and then made statio by the Romans along the Via Julia Augusta to Austria. The name Venzone is certainly from the torrent Venzonassa and was officially cited for the first time in 1001 in a diploma where the Emperor Otto III granted to the Patriarch of Aquileia The erbatico of the Canal of the iron. The fortifications, hexagonal in plan with a double walled high 8 meters surrounded by a deep moat and a system of 15 towers were built from 1258 by Glizoio of Mels. In the course of the centuries Venzone passed into different hands, by the Austrians to the Republic of Venice, from the Turks to the French, then again the Austrians, until 1866, following the third war of independence, the town became italian. In 1965 the Ministry of Public Education proclaimed Venzone as national monument recognizing the historic-artistic importance also because of the advanced age of most of the buildings that had not suffered any damage during the two world wars. In 1976 Venzone was almost completely razed to the ground during the earthquake that struck the Friuli but thanks to national aid and international and tenacity of its inhabitants was rebuilt by returning to the ancient mediaeval splendor.

Important are the Cathedral of Venzone, dedicated to Saint Andrew the Apostle, erected in 1308; the mummies of Venzone, belonging to an age comprised between the XIV and the XIX century, currently conserved in a building near the Duomo, among which the noble man of Venzone Paul Marpillero; the gates of the walls; the House Marcurele, village's oldest building built in the XI century; the fourteenth-century Palazzo degli Scaligeri and the Palazzo Zinutti, a building of the '700 embellished by an elegant balcony with a parapet in wrought iron and the baroque main door; Casa Calderari (XIV century) by the cozy interior courtyard; the gothic Palazzo Comunale of 1400; Palazzo Radiussi, noble residence characterized by a three-mullioned window in Venetian Gothic style of the fifteenth century and a seventeenth century portal; Palazzo Orgnani Martina, noble palace of the XVIII century is now the seat of the main museums and temporary exhibitions venzonesi; drain Palace and the Church of S. John the Baptist, built in the XIV century, whose ruins testify today the violence of the earthquake of 1976, which spared only the main facade.

Venzone is also a paradise for nature, trekking and mountain bike lovers, thanks to a unique territory and with the vastness of vegetal and animal species that inhabit the Parco Naturale delle Prealpi Giulie. In autumn it is not to be missed is the Pumpkin Feast (fourth weekend of October), a historical commemoration that makes the village back in time to the middle ages. Moreover Venzone was declared "Ideal Village where it is beautiful to live" by the European Community and by AIRONE magazine.

Municipality of Venzone
Province of Udine
Friuli Venezia Giulia Region

Population: 2.060
Altitude centre: 230 m s.l.m.

the Municipality is part of:
I Borghi più belli d'Italia
Unione del Gemonese

Appointed Borgo dei Borghi 2017
from the Italian TV show 'Alle falde del Kilimangiaro' (Rai 3)

Natural Protected Areas:
Prealpi Giulie National Park

Municipality of Venzone
Piazza Municipio 1 - Venzone (UD)
Tel. +39 0432 985266

Venzone Touristic Office
Via Glizoio di Mels 5/4 - Venzone (UD)
Tel. +39 0432 985034

Pro Loco Venzone

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

  • Flavors to Venzone: 'Li Tripis'
    13-12-2018
    Feasts

    Add to calendar 2018-12-13 2018-12-13 Europe/Rome Flavors to Venzone: 'Li Tripis' Discovering the flavours of traditional cuisine: "Le Trippe" Venzone

    Discovering the flavours of traditional cuisine: "Le Trippe"

    From 11:00 to 15:00 | | Know more

  • Ancient Feast of Saint Lucia
    From 08-12-2018
    To 15-12-2018
    Festival

    Add to calendar 2018-12-08 2018-12-15 Europe/Rome Ancient Feast of Saint Lucia Venzone

    | Know more

  • Traditional New Year's concert
    01-01-2019
    Festival

    Add to calendar 2019-01-01 2019-01-01 Europe/Rome Traditional New Year's concert The band Venzonese complex will wish a happy new year to the whole population by pulling through the streets of the country. Venzone

    The band Venzonese complex will wish a happy new year to the whole population by pulling through the streets of the country.

    From 09:30 | | Know more

  • The Magi kings come
    06-01-2019
    Religious occurrences

    Add to calendar 2019-01-06 2019-01-06 Europe/Rome The Magi kings come In Piazza Municipio, from 2.30 p.m., arrive the Magi, curated by Pro Venzone, to follow afternoon of animation for children. Venzone

    In Piazza Municipio, from 2.30 p.m., arrive the Magi, curated by Pro Venzone, to follow afternoon of animation for children.

    From 14:30 | | Know more

  • From 27-10-2019
    To 28-10-2019
    Feasts

    Add to calendar 2019-10-27 2019-10-28 Europe/Rome Venzone

    | Know more

  • San Andrea Apostolo
    From 30-11-2019
    To 25-11-2019
    Patronal parties

    Add to calendar 2019-11-30 2019-11-25 Europe/Rome San Andrea Apostolo Venzone

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

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

    Used, antiques and collectibles markets

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

    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.

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

    Used, antiques and collectibles markets

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

    Christmas Market

  • The Christmas fairy tale
    08-12-2017
    Shows

  • Turning on the tree and crib
    09-12-2017
    Exhibitions

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

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

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

    Used, antiques and collectibles markets.

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

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

    Show in Friulian language

  • Merchants in the village
    14-01-2018
    Street markets

    Used, antiques and collectibles markets. You will find used books, antique furniture, discs, games and toys, spare parts, cameras, coins, stamps, comics, postcards, clocks, ceramics, various items and tools once.

  • Carnival in the Square
    11-02-2018
    Carnival

  • 04-05-2018
    Concerts

  • The Romantic Night
    23-06-2018
    The Romantic Night
    Festival

  • 14-07-2018
    Shows

  • Glauco Venier - Miniatures
    15-07-2018
    Concerts

  • Le Mura - Urban Dance Festival
    29-07-2018
    Shows

    With the 8th edition of Areadanza, Urban festival that from 2007 brings contemporary dance in unconventional spaces to transform four of the most beautiful villages in Italy in a space performative, sharing, Discovery.

  • Gift Relay
    04-08-2018
    Sports

  • Consecration of the Cathedral
    05-08-2018
    Religious occurrences

  • Merchants in the village
    15-08-2018
    Street markets

  • Mid-August Concert
    15-08-2018
    Concerts

  • Photographic exhibition-Muse's
    From 22-07-2018
    To 09-09-2018
    Exhibitions

    The exhibition featured the elders of the Val D'incarojo, who opened their houses to tell each other.

  • Merchants in the village
    09-09-2018
    Street markets

  • XXXI trophy ' Nino Madrassi '
    29-09-2018
    Sports

    Runners-up race in the mountains 3 × 6 km, admitted categories adults (male and female), youth (male and female).

  • Merchants in the village
    14-10-2018
    Street markets

  • Merchants in the village
    11-11-2018
    Street markets

  • Waiting for Christmas in Venzone
    From 24-11-2018
    To 25-11-2018
    Festival

  • Flavors of a time in Venzone: A S. Andree il purcit su la bree
    25-11-2018
    Feasts

    Discovering the flavours of traditional cuisine: cabbage and pork

  • Waiting for Christmas in Venzone
    From 01-12-2018
    To 02-12-2018
    Festival

  • Tree-Crib ignition
    02-12-2018
    Shows

  • Flavors to Venzone 'flavors of a Time'
    09-12-2018
    Feasts

    Discovering the flavors of traditional cuisine

  • Merchants in the village
    09-12-2018
    Street markets

COMMENTS :
 
Where to sleep

Alma Living Hotel

Via Pontebbana 74/2, frazione Carnia, Venzone (UD)

B&B Jasmina

Via degli Alpini 21 - 33010, Venzone (UD)

Where to shop

Other Times Pastry Shop

Piazza Municipio, 14, Venzone (UD)

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Vogrig

Viale Libertà, 138, Cividale del Friuli (UD)
34.83 Kilometers from Venzone