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Area:
  • 42,93 sq. km
Altitude:
  • 74 m a.s.l.
Population:
  • 4,925
Town Hall:
  • P. Municipio, 1
  • 33031 - Aiello del Friuli (UD)
Neighbourhoods:
  • Basagliapenta, Blessano, Orgnano, Variano, Villaorba, Vissandone
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Until 1923 the municipality was called Pasian Schiavonesco, in honour of the Slavs that had repopulated the area after the Hungarian invasions and devastations at the end of the first millennium. The place, however, was inhabited since prehistory (an important castelliere was found at Variano) and in Roman times, as supported by archaeological finds. The most remarkable church is certainly the church of S. Leonardo at Variano, standing at the top of a hill to which frescoed sacred scenes were added in 1533 by a popular painter. 13thcentury, and well-made, are instead the frescoes in the lovely small church of S. Marco, in the open countryside. Good 18th-century altars in polychrome marble are found in the church of S. Michele Arcangelo at Vissandone, frescoes by Francesco Cucchiaro (1763) in the parish church of S. Maria Assunta at Basagliapenta, and an altarpiece by Innocenzo Brugno (1599) in the church of S. Stefano at Blessano.

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