Al Benandant Agritourism

 

In Friuli-Venezia Giulia, in the heart of the small town of Cormòns located in the province of Gorizia, at the foot of Mount Quarin, that is only three kilometers from the border with Slovenia and not far from the capital of the Trieste region, lies the Al Benandant Agritourism, a  late nineteenth century house immersed in the lush vineyards of Collio. The home of Manzocco family, originally a simple agritourism, the cellar and the residence was renamed as "Al Benandant", in homage to the folk traditions of Friuli.

According to the legend, the “benandant” were coven of wizards protecting their communities who, at every change of season, would gather to propitiate fertility and prosperity. Coming out in the form of spirit, these were fighting against "strïòns" (sorcerers), bearers of evil. Born from the existing agricultural company specializing in the production of wine, and obtained from the restoration of old buildings attached to the house, the accommodation is characterized by the elegance of the Austro-Hungarian flavor combined with the Friuli tradition, that welcomes guests in an atmosphere  of ancient times. Marble, fine furniture, inspired by Tuscan baroque models with ancient forms from the Renaissance: large carvings, frames, romantic motifs but also leaves, scrolls and lion heads.

On the ground floor, lit by large windows overlooking the surrounding garden, the reception has a reading and relax area with small library; on the first floor of the house we find three elegant bedrooms equipped with all comforts and ancient furniture renovated by Sig. Dario, owner of the company, while on the second floor , as well as a triple room, there is a mini apartments designed to families.

Umbertini and Renaissance tables, Louis XVI chairs, a sideboard and light points in pure Liberty style decorate the room where the customers are delighted with a rich and tasty breakfast prepared with genuine products, homemade cakes, fruit salads and fresh bread every day.

Tourists who choose to stay at Al Benandant can take advantage of a  strategic position of the residence to organize trips and excursions in the very close town of artistic and cultural interest. UNESCO World Heritage Site, Cividale del Friuli, only 15 kilometers, is an artistic jewel characterized by an inviting atmosphere.

Other highlights include the beautiful Palmanova with Venetian military architecture, the military memorial of Redipuglia, the archaeological site of Aquileia and Trieste.

Near the center of Cormòns, Al Benandant will welcome you in a quiet and peaceful place to live a holiday immersed in a green oasis of the flavors and scents of the countryside and good wine. The passion and enthusiasm that puts Dario in all aspects of agritourism  is one of the strengths of this pretty residance that will make you feel at home!