Via Latisana, 70 33054 Lignano Sabbiadoro (UD) Italy
Spend a day visiting the most beautiful Italian cities of art, close to Lignano.
The position of Lignano, in the middle of the North-Adriatic gulf, allows fabulous excursions within a few kilometers. The Friulian cities of Trieste, its port, the city with its architecture, its famous lighthouse, the Basilica of San Giusto, the castle of Miramare, the largest regatta in the world "la barcolana" ... Aquileia its Romanesque church , the remains of the Roman civilization open-air museum ... Gorizia and its castle, Udine and the Loggia del Lionello both Friulian cities with the charm of their monuments, squares and characteristic streets .... Medieval Cividale of the Lombards, Palmanova pentagonal fortress .... The Carnic Prealps with in their hearts Gemona medieval village completely rebuilt after the earthquake of 1976 The Carnic Alps in the north with their gentle green slopes and fir forests and the hospitable towns Cortina and the Dolomites a little more to the northwest. Venetian plain and its characteristic towns Venice the most romantic only exceptional city in the world. Friuli the famous cordiality of its inhabitants, its tasty characteristic dishes and above all the delicious wines ... FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA guests of unique people !.
A110 Km "the Serenissima" pearl of the Adriatic, protected by UNESCO as a world heritage site, is considered the most beautiful city in the world, thanks to its urban uniqueness, to its priceless artistic and cultural heritage, boasts with Rome the most high Tourist flow from around the world. Founded by the exiles of the barbarian invasions of 525 d.c. on stilts on the islets of the Venetian lagoon, it developed over the centuries, acquiring its maximum splendor as a maritime republic, maintaining its hegemony over the Mediterranean until it fell under Napoleon. Today its buildings in typical architectural style, which overlook the real canals "waterways", furrowed by motor boats or by typical rowing boats including the famous mythical "gondolas", make the visitor find yourself in a surreal environment full of particularly romantic charm, always the goal or dream of all couples of lovers.
At 90 km Trieste, capital of the Friuli Venezia Giulia region, draws its origins from prehistory, was an important port city of ancient Rome, whose vestiges can be admired throughout the city. Trieste resisted rival Venice until it became a Hapsburg protectorate, the main port on the Adriatic, maintaining its autonomy as a free port, a state that it maintained until its final annexation to Italy in 1975 after twenty years of free territory under the aegis of 'UN. Today it is an important hub for the Northern markets. Its typically Habsburg-style palaces host meeting places, museums and theaters, making it at the same time a modern city and romantic living room of the past, inside you can admire monuments of international renown first of all the castle of Miramare, the castle of Sangiusto and the monumental Victory lighthouse.
At 50 Km Aquileia, a town rich in history, was a Roman colony founded in 180 BC, seat of the Christian Church of Rome. Arose as a bulwark for the barbarian invasions it was destroyed by Attila in 450 and it is said that the fugitives founded Venice. It was rebuilt and underwent various occupations: from the Lombards to the Republic of Venice, from the Holy Roman Empire to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, until its annexation to Italy after the First World War. Today it is the most important archaeological site of northern Italy, the ancient river port, the forum, tombs, paved streets are the most famous vestiges together with the Romanesque basilica built in 313, inside you can admire masterful invoice mosaics in exceptional condition of conservation, The museum is rich in finds dating back to Roman times, artifacts, mosaics, tombstones, and precious statues.
At 40 km stands one of the most beautiful monuments of Venetian architecture "Villa Manin di Passariano" wonderful Venetian villa residence of the last Doge of Venice Ludovico Manin, grandson of the Friulian nobleman Antonio Manin who had it built in the sixteenth century. The Manin nobles, whose origins date back to the year one thousand, over the years restructured the original complex enriching it and transforming it with seventeenth-century, eighteenth-century enlargements, enriching it with frescoes, works of art and sculptures of the period the wonderful "barchesse", the raising of the body central, the construction of the chapel, up to the transformation that we can admire. NOTE THAT Napoleon Bonaparte stayed with Giuseppina on the occasion of the signing of the "Treaty of Campoformio". Today the villa, home of the FVG autonomous region tourism company, alongside its artistic beauties, hosts cultural initiatives and exhibitions of international interest.
At 50 km Palmanova fortress city in the center of Friuli-Venezia Giulia in a strategic position was entirely rebuilt by the Republic of Venice in 1600 against the incursions of the Turks, fell under Austrian domination, then under the French with Napoleon. Each domination contributed to strengthening its defenses. Architecturally it represents one of the few examples of a star-shaped fortress in the world, unique in Italy with its nine points with three circles of fortified walls, it was proclaimed a national monument. The monuments, the pentagonal-shaped square from which five roads branch off. Towards the main towns, the museums, the civic and military histories rich in historical illustrations from the foundation to the Second World War, make it an international tourist destination. Many historical, cultural, artistic, sacred, sporting and gastronomic events enrich the tourist offer of the city.
At 80 Km Cividale formerly "Forum Juli" citadel founded in 50 BC apparently from Julius Caesar, whose statue dominates the Piazza del Duomo, Celtic vestiges reveal much older settlements. Its maximum hegemony dates back to the Lombard period, whose duchy was the capital under King Alboin. Only in the eighth century under the domination of the Franks did it change its name to "Civitas Autriae" from which Cividale. It was the seat of the Friulian patriarchate, after the domination of the Republic of Venice its importance decreased. The city is rich in vestiges bearing witness to the various hegemonies that made it important, the Celtic Hypogeum, the perfectly preserved Lombard temple, the Cathedral with its important works of art, the Palazzo dei Provveditori attributed to Palladio and many finds preserved in archaeological Museum. A more recent but equally suggestive work is the Devil's Bridge who says he was built by the Devil himself in exchange for the soul of the first passerby.
A 70 Km Gorizia border town with Slovenia, symbol of irredentism from Austria. Its origins are medieval, although ancient Roman settlements are known, its name dates back to the year 1000: in the modern era it was a county, protectorate and Habsburg territory until its liberation in 1918. An enchanting city, its mild climate, the friendliness of its citizens, make Gorizia an ideal location for living. The medieval castle, perfectly reconstructed and transformed into a museum, together with the Great War museum attract many tourists who, along the streets and squares of Central European character, can taste the gastronomic specialties, the typical sweets such as favula, strucolo and putizza or the specials plum dumplings and goulash, all accompanied by the famous Collio wines.
At 70 km Udine, the historic capital of Friuli Venezia Giulia, always considered the capital of Friuli, draws its origins from the Neolithic, increasing its importance over time following the fall of Aquileia and the Lombards until becoming a city with its castle, donated by brass around the year 1000 with the name of Utinum. Second city of the Serenissima, of which it still retains its architectural style, was later annexed to the kingdom of Italy. The city is rich in monuments: The castle dominates the city from the top of a hill that is said to be artificially built, the loggia del Lionello, a building in fantastic Venetian Gothic style, faces the Loggia di San Giovanni dominated by the clock tower, a copy of the one in Venice with the bell and the moors, in the living room of Piazza Libertà, still squares rich in monuments, Romanesque churches, cathedrals rich in frescoes by artists such as the Tiepolo or by famous architects like Massari.