Fagagna, Where Picolit was born


The village of Fagagna is made up of seven ancient and separate suburbs. Start your visit by climbing up an old paved road, at the top you will find the Palace of the Community and the ruins of the old castle.
The Cjase Cocèl, a typical Friulian country house of the seventeenth century, houses the Museum of Country where have been recreated all environments of the local memory. The Church of Santa Maria Assunta was built on pre-existing early Christian and the church of San Leonardo with its evanescent frescoes of 1300.

If you are pipe organ lovers you may make a tour of local churches, where are five old organs: in the parish church of Madrisio there is one made by Nacchini (1752); the Comelli’s organ (1788) with its splendid inlayed keyboard made of ebony and ivory is located in the Church of Santa Maria Assunta. In the parish church of Villalta there is an organ made by Gaetano Callido dating from 1792, the organs made by Valentino Zanin (1827) and Beniamino Zanin (1903) are located in the church of Ciconicco and in that of San Giacomo. The cheese of Fagagna is famous, in fact this town is known for being home of the first dairies in Friuli (1885). Also hams and cold cuts are special in Fagagna, it is not far from the town of San Daniele where are made exceptional hams. The wine is of excellent quality, the production of Picolit began here in 1761 thanks to the Count Asquini.

To see

Church of Santa Maria Assunta - Born on pre-existing early Christian in the XIII century, with its bell tower has kept watch over the village for centuries.

Museum of Country Life – A typical country house from the seventeenth century houses the Museum of Country Life.

To taste

Brovada e muset - A dish of turnips and cotechino (pork sausage).

Pestat - A cold cut that is produced in Friuli Venezia Giulia and, in contrast to the preparations of lard, is not smoked.

Picolit - Considered a gem of Italian wine, made with late-ripening grapes.