Art, culture, history and, of course, wine: the production area of “Friuli Colli Orientali” DOC wines, which has Cividale as its historical chief town and the most renowned centre beyond regional borders, is yet to be discovered – or almost – in terms of tourism and landscape.
We are based in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, just a few kilometres from Udine and from beach resorts that are well known to Italian and foreign tourists, such as Lignano and Grado. Yet another type of tourism can be experienced that is ideal for those who want to discover the traditions and history of lands steeped in natural beauty and artistic treasures.
From the slopes of Mount Bernadia, to the north, as far the river Judrio, which marks the border between the provinces of Udine and Gorizia, you are spoilt for choice: discover the ruins of medieval castles near Attimis, visit religious monuments such as the parish church of San Gervasio in Nimis or the Abbey of Rosazzo, and Cividale with its Roman and Lombard remains…
For sports enthusiasts and for those who just love nature, countless paths can be covered by mountain bike or more calmly on foot, in a landscape with a harmonious balance of woods and vineyards.
Such vineyards will inevitably lead us back to wine. More than 2,000 hectares of vineyards in this area have been renamed the “Vine and Wine Park”, a happy fusion for a project that aims to ensure the maximum development of viticulture within integrated management of economic and environmental resources; an integration in which food and wine tourism plays a key role.
For this development project, it is essential to promote the resources of the territory. With its website, Consorzio Tutela Vini “Friuli Colli Orientali e Ramandolo” wines, which has been based in Corno di Rosazzo at the historic Villa Nachini-Cabassi since 2014, certainly intends to play a part in promoting them.