Sesto Al Reghena and its surroundings
Sesto al Reghena: Sesto al Reghena is a small well preserved medieval town, where visiting The Abbey Santa Maria in Sylvis is a must. This cultural jewel built in 8th century is decorated with frescoes from the Giotto School of painters. A few minutes walk further takes you to the beautiful Stalis Mills, situated in a tranquil nature spot, where time has stood still. The Venchiaredo Fountain, which inspired Pierpaolo Pasoloni singing from the ‘Confessions of an Italian’by Ippolito Nievo. Nominated by UNESCO as one of the world’s most beautiful towns, Sesto al Reghena is uniquely picturesque.
Portogruaro: antico importante porto fluviale, conserva tutt'ora nell'architettura del centro storico il fascino dell'antica Repubblica Marinara Veneziana. Nel museo cittadino è possibile ammirare parte dei reperti archeologici romani rinvenuti nella confinante Concordia Sagittaria.
Cordovado: piccola perla medievale del Friuli occidentale e inclusa tra i borghi più belli d'Italia, fu terra di ispirazione poetica per grandi letterati italiani quali Ippolito Nievo e Pier Paolo Pasolini. Merita una visita Villa Freschi, meraviglioso esempio di villa veneta settecentesca.
Valvasone:is another of Friuly most Beautiful towns in Italy, that has preserved its medieval style. The annual history re-enactments in September are legendary.
Spilimbergo: in 2013 the city was awarded the prestigious title ‘Ítalian Jewel’ of which there are only 20 in the whole country. The prestigious friulian School of Mosaics is open for visits. It is also the only one in the world and as such is the principal point of reference of the gender and a center for experimentation. Every year the city hosts the biggest folk festival in southern Europe.
Udine: the capital of the Friuly region is an elegant city, rich with monuments from the romanticism, gothic and venetian periods. It boasts few of the most important frescoes from the 7th century painter Giambattista Tiepolo. The imposing elegant castle soars over the city and is open to visitors.
Palmanova: this perfectly preserved Citty-Fortress has the shape of a star and represents one of the most successful examples of military architecture from the 16th century.
Aquileia: today the perfectly preserved roman ruins are the most visited in the region and considered World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Amongst the numerous events taking place here annually, the ‘tastiest’ is ‘At the table with the ancient romans when the dishes served are cooked from roman recipes.
Pesariis: the place of Clocks is in the suburbs of udine. Here you can visit the museum ‘Villa di Pesariis’ built in 1725, home of the ancient clock making tradition. Strolling through the suburb, you will be amazed to discover many original pieces, e.g. the musical clock, the water turbine clock, the planets clock, the chess clock, etc.
Touring the venetian villas
Listed in the World Heritage of UNESCO Register and designed by Palladio, these were the residences of the most powerful families of the Venetian Republic. Most of them are less than an hour away from Hotel In Sylvis in the TREVISO – VICENCA area.
The Napoleonic places …from Hotel In Sylvis to Villa Manin
Hotel In Sylvis was sequestered by the french army and became an important staging post for the Napoleonic military. Today the ancient stables are the Conference Center Giuseppe Marieni, named after the brilliant Italian Major in the French army, who stayed here.
Your tour in the footsteps of Napoleon Bonaparte starts here! First leg, Villa Manin – country house of the Venetian Dodge, for a time it was occupied by Napoleon. Today it is one of the most important art gallery and a place for art exhibitions. Next, Campoformido, place of the signing of the historic treaty and today is the Treaty Hotel with its authentic 17th century atmosphere.
Our Napoleonic journey ends as we reach Porcia la Villa Correr Dolfin. The Pordenone area was the place of the ‘Battle of the Moths/wood worm’ and every year the Villa Dolfin is transformed in a giant stage in the open, where the battle is re-enacted.