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Area:
  • 12,46 sq. km
Altitude:
  • 90 m a.s.l.
Population:
  • 435
Town Hall:
  • Via Cividale, 2
  • 34070 - Dolegna del Collio (GO)
Neighbourhoods:
  • Cime, Dolegna, Lonzano, Mernico, Restozina, Ruttars, Trussio, Vencò
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This is a lovely town of the Gorizia Collio, attractive for its sweet hilly landscape and the excellent quality of its wines, though historical and artistic traits are not lost. The Castle of Trussio (today a famous restaurant), with its two imposing towers in a panoramic position, is a must: originally built in the 13th century, it was adjusted in the 16th and 17th centuries. Of medieval origin and Renaissance remodelling is also the Castle of Ruttars, still preserving some original parts as the tower of Montelongo. The neighbourhoods preserve some interesting churches: the Church of Rosario (probably 16th century) at Lonzano Inferiore boasts a beautiful statue of the Virgin; at Lonzano Zorutti (named in honour of Friuli poet Pietro Zorutti who was born here in 1792), the 18th-century Church of S. Giuseppe has a lovely bell gable; a porticoed 16th-century church is found at Mernico, while in the small church of Scriò some popular paintings by Giacomo Meneghini (Jacum pitor) from Cividale, who worked in the area between the 1800s and 1900s, may be seen; finally, the Parish Church of S. Giuseppe at Dolegna is a post-war reconstruction (1926) of a 18th-century building.

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