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A look at Polcenigo

Comune di Polcenigo

Comune di Polcenigo

Comune di Polcenigo

Comune di Polcenigo

Comune di Polcenigo

Comune di Polcenigo

Comune di Polcenigo

Comune di Polcenigo

Comune di Polcenigo

Comune di Polcenigo

Comune di Polcenigo

Comune di Polcenigo

Comune di Polcenigo

The strategic position of the territory polcenighese and its natural resources have made Polcenigo a suitable place to human settlements since prehistoric times. The archaeological finds of the Palù testify to the presence of a village of stilts, dating back to the neolithic period, that could count on’abundance of water, plants and wild animals supplied in large quantities from the humid area of Palù and from the nearby mountains. Between the V and the VI century A.D., with the spread of Christianity, Polcenigo became an important religious center due to the presence of important centers of worship, as the Church of S. Floriano. In the Middle Ages, when the castles were an essential element for the defense of the territory, Polcenigo could boast a complex of fortified buildings, known as the castle already at the end of the X century. A decree issued by the Lords of Polcenigo in 1200, created incentives the building of new houses in the village, for the purpose of attracting new residents in the center of the country. From that historical moment Polcenigo beginningsò to take shape and to expand at the foot of the Castle.

Merchants, artisans, notaries, Sarti, Barbieri, pellicciai and smiths settled in the country while prospered activitiesà traditional, as l’breeding and’agriculture, the inns and resales of food markets and bakeries. In 1420 the territories polcenighesi fell under the dominion of the Serenissima Republic of Venice and in 1499 were invaded by the Turks who had sapped Polcenigo to a heap of rubble. In 1571 the Republic of Venice riconquistò all his possessions and for three centuries Polcenigo enjoyed a period of peace and prosperity, in particular during the XVIII century which saw a great economic rebirth, artistic and religious life of the country. After the fall of the Republic of Venice (1797) the territory was first invaded by the Napoleonic troops and then from those Austrian. Then followed years of discontent and many sacrificed volunteers in the fight against the house d’Austria. In 1866 the territory was annexd to the Reign of’Italy.

Walking along the streets of the village it can be possible to appreciate the majesty of some buildings of great historical and architectural value as Scolari-Salice Palace (XVI century), Palazzo Fullini-Zaia (second halfà of the XVII century), Palazzo Manin- Zaro (16th - 17th century) Palazzo Polcenigo (XVI century) and the Palazzo Pezzutti (XVII century). Palazzo Scolari-Salice proposes a portico with coats of arms, arches and columns of the XIII century. The inner courtyard access to the majestic garden at’Italian, realized by Ingegner Quaglia on the slope of the hill that preserves paths, hedges and rare trees centenaries. Palazzo Fullini-Zaia, perhaps designed by Domenico Rossi, è an impressive building on Piazza Plebiscito, with arches ashlar work, mullioned windows and original masks. The palazzo preserves nineteenth-century stuccoes and a grand staircase. Palazzo Manin-Zaro is an example of tardoveneziano style. The palazzo is embellished by two- and three-mullioned windows and ornaments in marble and stucco. The cinema-theater is a remarkable building belonging to the Counts of Polcenigo that probably used as warehouse.

Starting from the second half of nineteenth century there were held concerts and theatrical performances amateur. After an imposing work of restoration, the building houses the new cozy cinema-theater on the ground floor and the Museum of culinary art on the first floor. Worthy of note are also the church of culture dedicated to San Lorenzo (early 13th century) and the church of San Giovanni (XIV-XVIII century). For its valence overview, deserves a particular mention Mezzomonte, a time called Nuvolone. Located on the mountain to a height of 477 meters, possesses a urban shape to più levels, with houses in stone, and a panoramic facing toward the plain from east to west.

A large part of the alpine pastures that once constituted an essential resource for the economy of the village have been recently expanded and renovated. Have premises for the sale of products and for catering and are capable of responding to requests for a tourism linked to the rediscovery of the territories and to the exploitation of local products.

Municipality of Polcenigo
Province of Pordenone
Friuli Venezia Giulia Region

Population: 3165
Altitude Centre: 42m slm

the Municipality is part of: 
I Borghi più belli d’Italia

Municipality of Polcenigo
Piazza Plebiscito 1 - Polcenigo (PN)
Tel. +39 0434 74001

Pro Loco Polcenigo
Piazza Plebiscito 3 – Polcenigo (PN)
Tel. +39 328 7560465

Polcenigo Creative Village
Piazza Plebiscito 21/3 - Polcenigo (PN)

Hamburger with trout medallion from Friuli Venezia Giulia

This is a fish recipe that blends the quickness and convenience of the fast food with the quality and the taste of our culinary tradition. A dish which is as simple as delicious.

Recipe: Tagliolini with salmon trout ragout from Polcenigo

We present you a first fish dish, an excellent alternative to classic meat sauce, simple, quick to prepare and tasty

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Next or present Events

  • San Giacomo
    Patronal parties

    Add to calendar 2019-07-26 2019-07-26 Europe/Rome San Giacomo Polcenigo

  • Sagra dei Thést
    From 02-09-2019
    To 03-09-2019

    Add to calendar 2019-09-02 2019-09-03 Europe/Rome Sagra dei Thést Polcenigo

  • Santa Barbara
    Religious occurrences

    Add to calendar 2019-12-04 2019-12-04 Europe/Rome Santa Barbara Polcenigo

Past Events


  • The Baroque on Plate
    The Baroque on Plate

    Concert of ancient music and wine tasting in the Park of San Floriano. Free entrance.

  • Excursion on the Colle di San Floriano
    Excursion on the Colle di San Floriano
    Historical reenactments

  • Autumn colors in Mezzomonte
    Autumn colors in Mezzomonte

  • Presentation of the new historical novel:
    Presentation of the new historical novel:

  • Passion Kitchen

    Freshwater fish in the cuisine of the western Friuli curiosities and tips between recipes, traditions and good eating habits.
    Information at the Secretariat UTE Sacile
    (Monday to Thursday H 15.00-18.30)
    Info: Tel. 0434

  • "Born to read"

  • Three unmissable activities organized
    From 22-11-2017
    To 13-12-2017
    Three unmissable activities organized

    In collaboration with Eupolis Studio Associato.
    activities are aimed at all children aged 5 to 11 years.
    Entrance free and free.

  • Sound Around
    Sound Around

  • La Lucciolata a Polcenigo

    - meeting at 8.00 pm in Piazza Plebiscito
    - arrival in Piazza Maggiore in San Giovanni di Polcenigo
    - on arrival sweets and drinks for all participants
    free registration with free offer

Where to sleep

Casa in Borgo

Via San Rocco, 9, Polcenigo (PN)

B&B La contrada

Vicolo Monte Santo, 1, Valvasone (PN)
28.04 Kilometers from Polcenigo

B&B Casa Menini

Via Cesare Battisti, 4, Valvasone (PN)
28.09 Kilometers from Polcenigo

Where to shop

La Becjarie

Via Regina Margherita, 8, Valvasone (PN)
28.44 Kilometers from Polcenigo

Borgo delle Oche Winery

Borgo Alpi, 5, Valvasone (PN)
28.21 Kilometers from Polcenigo