Cordovado

 

The village of Cordovado – Province of Pordenone, Friuli Venezia Giulia - consists of a fortified area which houses the bishop's castle built in the eleventh century and civil buildings. The ancient complex was surrounded by outer walls, embankments and ditches still partly visible; besides the castle, within this area there are the ancient buildings like Ridolfi Palace, the ancient home of the captain, Bozza Marrubini Palace frescoed by Francesco Zimolo and the elegant Freschi Piccolomini Palace with its Renaissance style.

Jewels of Cordovado are the ancient church of Sant'Andrea with frescoes of Gianfranco Tolmezzo and the Shrine of Madonna delle Grazie that preserves a ceiling beautifully carved by Cataldo Ferrara in 1656-58.

Typical products of Cordovado are the Spaccafumo, a sweet made craft with dried figs, raisins, walnuts, hazelnuts, pine nuts, almonds and honey and poultry like duck, goose, pheasant prepared with polenta or homemade pasta. Very famous in this area is the "muset e brovada".

 

To see
 

Bishop's castle – Fortified around the XI-XII century by the bishops of Concordia, this castle was the most important castle of plain, home of the civil, military and ecclesiastical authorities.

Freschi Piccolomini Palace - Imposing structure with a Renaissance style, it has three floors and a large entrance gate.

Church of Sant’Andrea – Ancient church linked to the Cathedral Chapter. It remodeled several times over the centuries, until the seventeenth century when the interior was transformed from a single hall into two aisles.

Shrine of Madonna delle Grazie - Jewel of Baroque art, it presents an octagonal ceiling with carved and gilded by Cataldo Ferrara between 1656 and 1658.

 
To taste
 

Spaccafumo – Cake made with dried figs, raisins, walnuts, hazelnuts, pine nuts, almonds and honey.

Muset e brovada - Cotechino (pork sausage) with white turnip garnish, covered by black grapes "vinaccia" (remains of  wine processing).