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- 6,22 sq. km
- 49 m a.s.l.
- Piazza Municipio, 2/3
- 34070 - Aiello del Friuli (GO)
- Russiz Inferiore, Russiz Superiore, Spessa, Budignacco
Already populated in Roman times, nowadays this municipality of the Gorizia Collio is especially renown for wine production. The Parish Church of Sta. Maria, rebuilt in 1882, has a 1569 baptismal font and a few baroque altars, among which the high altar, with the statue of the Virgin by the Pacassis, must be mentioned. Another exquisite Baroque altar, with marble panel portraying the Nativity, is found in the small Church of S. Trinità (1524). The pleasant hillylandscape is the perfect background for the Castle of Spessa, former Rassauer and Torriani, and its luxurious park, which was eclectically rebuilt on a project by the Trieste architect Ruggero Berlam in neomedieval style. The castle sumptuous interiors mirror the taste of 19th-century high middle classes. In 1773, the well-known Venetian adventurer Giacomo Casanova was a guest at the castle. In the neighbourhood of Russiz Superiore some remains of defensive structures probably mark the site of another ancient castle.