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Area:
  • 10,13 sq. km
Altitude:
  • 46 m a.s.l.
Population:
  • 1,709
Town Hall:
  • P.za Vittorio Emanuele,10
  • 34070 - Farra d Isonzo (GO)
Neighbourhoods:
  • Borgo Grotta , Mainizza, Villanova
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Asmall town whose name reveals its Lombard origins, Farra was an important strategic centre during the early Middle Ages, already the seat of the castrum Farrae under the Patriarchs. It declined after the castle was destroyed by the Counts of Gorizia in 1216. Although it has lost all traces of its past, in the last few years Farra has become a lively tourist centre thanks to some clever cultural initiatives. In the neighbourhood of Borgo Grotta the Documentary Museum of Friulian Country Traditions may be visited, one of the most exhaustive museums of country traditions housed in a large restructured farm: endowed with a rich specialized library and more than 16,000 exhibits relating to country life, the museum gives particular attention to the once flourishing silkworm breeding. The lovers of vintage cars will not miss the Museum of the Automobile and Technology, which exhibits precious examples of vintage Ford cars. In the last few years an Astronomical Observatory has been opened to the public.

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