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  • 33,36 sq. km
  • 195 m a.s.l.
  • 1,827
Town Hall:
  • P. A. Moro, 12
  • 33040 - Attimis (GO)
  • Forame, Porzus, Racchiuso, Subit

Attimis is the district of castles, once prestigious noble residences, now reduced to ruins, though still visitable: the “Castello superiore” and the “Castello inferiore”, the Castle of Partistagno and others, they all tell stories of an eventful distant past, witnessed also by the noble residences of Attimis Strassoldo and Attimis. Not far from the Castle of Partistagno, the presbytery of the small 14thcentury church of S. Osvaldo still shows on the walls and conch frescoes portraying a Blessing Christ and the Apostles, attributed to an early 15th-century Friulian painter, a follower of the Padua painting schools of the time: perfectly correct in form, the unknown artist left lovely figures both in posture and colour, although a bit lacking in spirit. In the small church of S. Silvestro at Racchiuso, now the vestry of the new parish church, 16thcentury frescoes may be seen, probably by Gian Paolo Thanner (Blessing Holy Father, Virgin with Child and Saints, Doctors of the Church, Virgin Saints). What is to be noticed here is not only the “horror vacui” animating – as always -¬†Thanner’s painting, but also the enchanting series of angel musicians playing such a variety of instruments that they represent a real anthology of the instruments used in Friuli at the time. A 1448 inscription on the imposing bell tower is particularly remarkable because it is written in the Friuli language: “MCCCCXLVIII fo chome / nchat lo tor de Reclus / lo primo di de cugno / Pieri e Toni so fradi di Vergn√†”. More frescoes are found in the church of S. Antonio Abate at Forame: scenes from the New Testament datable to the 15th century, but more important yet is the wooden altar of 1701 dated and signed by master carver Bartolomeo Ortari (Jernej Vrtav) from Caporetto, appreciated for its Baroque exuberance, lively colours, design harmonising with the sculptures. Good examples of rural architecture are found in Attimis, the neighbourhoods of Forame and Porzus, and in villages.



Images from Friuli Venezia Giulia