The farmhouse St. Egidio is surrounded by many cities rich of history
and culture. It is near to the sea, to wonderful natural reserves and it is located in an area very well-known for its fish dishes and friulian wines. The region Friuli Venezia Giulia is rich of
locations that should be visited next to Aquileia and we would like to suggest you some of those jewels since they are easily reachable from our farmhouse.
Grado (GO) The Golden Island – 14 km
Joined to the mainland by a narrow strip of land Grado preserves an historical center with a venetian flair. You can visit here the Early Christian Basilica di Santa Eufemia, the
Baptistery, the Lapidarium and you can stroll amidst the calli (narrow streets) and the picturesque fish restaurants. Moreover Grado is famous for its beach and for its thermal
springs, which fascinated the Hapsburg aristocracy already at the beginning of the 19th century. (Source Tourism fvg)
L'Isle della Cona - Staranzano (GO) 15,8 km
The Natural reserve of the river
Isonzo It is easy reachable not only by car, but also by boat or by bike thanks to the cycle lanes: so, admiring these timeless landscapes, you will arrive to the visitors' centre. In
this enchanting place is living a herd of Camargue horses. Source Tourism fvg
Val Cavanata natural reserve - Grado - 16 km
It is easily reachable via spectacular cycle lanes. This area of international value was used in the past for fishing but nowadays it is a real paradise for birdwatching: among
beaches and host of sandbanks, a lot of water birds species live here, and find here the optimal environment conditions to stop and nest. Dedicated itineraries will allow you to observe them in
their natural habitat. source of
Torviscosa (UD) - The foundation-town - 14 km
Autarchic geometry in the Southern Friuli.
The City Torviscosa was planned at the same time of its industrial plant. It shows the typical architectural modules of the fascist period.
The CID Territorial Museum of South Friuli and the small cemetery Church in Malisana are worth a visit.
Palmanova (UD) - The Fortress city - 17
Palmanova has the form of a nine-pointed star and is a masterpiece of the venetian military architecture. You can get access to the centre via three monumental gates, known as
Porta Aquileia, Porta Cividale and Porta Udine. To be visited here are the Dome, the central square “Piazza Grande”, the Historic Civil Museum and the
city walls, a real architecture made of earth. During the first weekend of september Palmanova becomes the set of a picturesque historical pageant “A.D. 1615 Palma alle armi” "A.D. 1615.
Palma alle armi" source of Tourismo fvg
Marano Lagunare (UD) - 27 km
Marano is an old fishing village. Until the end of the nineteenth century everything here was surrounded by walls. Still today the thousand year old tower stands out in the middle of its center.
Marano is famous for its typical venetian speech, for the old religious/maritime traditions such as the “Triennale”, for its fish restaurants, for the unique Lagoon. Here 2 natural reserves are
located of which one – the Natural Reserve of the Stella river mouth – could be reached only via sea. Besides the flora and fauna of uncommon beauty that you can admire here, you
can visit the traditional “Villaggio di Casoni”, a village made of reed and wood .source of Tourism fvg
Gradisca d'Isonzo (GO) - 16,6 km
Gradisca d'Isonzo, situated at 32 meters above sea level, is a fifteenth-century fortress built on the right bank of the Isonzo river by the Venetians with the contribution of Leonardo Da Vinci,
to face the Turkish invasions. Walking around the streets of the Old Town, you will find the Casa dei Provveditori Veneti of the XV Century and Torriani Palace, which houses the Town Documentary
Museum and the "Luigi Spazzapan" Gallery of Contemporary Art. source of Tourism fvg
Villa Manin (UD) - Passariano - 41 km
This location is a little bit far away from us but it is worth a visit, since it hosts very important events of contemporary
art.The Villa Manin was the residence of the last Doge of Venice. This noble villa, dating back to the
17th century, is a blend of beauty, history, and architectural perfection, enriched by a beautiful park where you can find trees from all over the world. Large-scale events and concerts take
place at the villa where there is also the headquarter of the Region's Pro Loco Association (with Info-point), the Cultural Heritage's Regional Cataloguing and Restoration Centre and the Azienda
Speciale Villa Manin that organizes excellent art exhibitions in the beautiful frescoed interior of the villa. One of the rooms contains the original bedroom furniture of
Napoleon, who signed the Treaty of Campo Formido here in 1797, marking the end of the Venetian Republic. source of Tourism