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n. 9 – PRE CONGRESS TOUR: from 30/06 to 3/07

MEDIEVAL VILLAGES

SPILIMBERGO, MANIAGO, POFABBRO, VALVASONE, CORDOVADO, SESTO AL REGHENA and PORDENONE

The Tour offers a visit to some charming locations in Western Friuli, starting from Spilimbergo, home of the prestigious School of Mosaicists of Friuli, unique institution, founded in 1922, where the ancient Roman and Byzantine mosaic techniques are combined with modern ones in a path of experimentation and aesthetic and functional research. Spilimbergo is also worthy of note the historic center with the castle and the spectacular Palazzo Dipinto. On the same day we also visit the village of Pofabbro, with its peculiar urban development and buildings characterized by wooden balconies, and the Museum of the Manufacture of Art and Cutlery of Maniago, known precisely for the production of fine artisan cutlery. We will then visit the charming village of Valvasone, with its castle, the old mill of the fifteenth century and the historic center full of medieval and Renaissance echoes, the medieval village of Cordovado with the church of Sant'Andrea, the Sanctuary of the Madonna and the Convent of the Dominicans, Sesto al Reghena with the Benedictine Abbey dating back to the seventh century. The tour ends with a visit to the historic center of Pordenone, where you can admire the characteristic arcades and numerous buildings of fine architecture, such as the Cathedral with the Bell Tower, the Town Hall and Palazzo Riccheri.

30/06

Private transfer from Venice or Treviso airport or from Pordenone railway station to the hotel on request. After check-in free time. Dinner in a typical restaurant and overnight.

1/07

Departure after breakfast for the excursion to Spilimbergo. Meeting with the guide and visit to the worldwide famous “Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli” (Friuli Mosaic School) and the historical city center. Lunch in a typical restaurant. In the afternoon departure to the beautiful village of Pofabbro. On the way back a stop in Maniago, a small town well known for its knife production. After the visit of the “Museo dell’arte Fabbrile e delle Coltellerie” return to the hotel, dinner and overnight.

2/07

After breakfast, meeting with the tour guide for the excursion to the old medieval village of Valvasone. The trip will be continue with the visit of the beautiful local winery with light lunch and Friulian wines tasting. In the afternoon departure to Cordovado, another little medieval village, and to Sesto al Reghena with its important Abbazia. Dinner in a typical restaurant and overnight.

3/07

After breakfast meeting with the tour guide for the visit of Pordenone, a charming town with archways and a lot of frescoes. During the visit stop in a renowned chocolaterie to taste its products. Lunch in a typical restaurant where it will be possible to taste a variety of cheese and the famous Prosciutto. At the end transfer by train from Pordenone to Udine (about 40 min.). (the 3/07 overnight stay must be booked in the hotel chosen for the stay during the Congress).

This tour will be confirmed with a minimum of 30 participants.

PARTICIPATION FEE (PER PERSON): EURO 460,00

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT FEE: EURO 120,00

DISCOUNT FOR TRIPLE OR QUADRUPLE BEDROOM ON REQUEST

Price includes:

  • 3 nights in 4 stars hotel in Pordenone or in the surroundings, double room, breakfast included;
  • Transfers: bus transfer for the 2 daily excursions, train ticket Pordenone-Udine;
  • 3 dinners as per program;
  • 2 lunches as per program;
  • 1 wine tasting with light lunch;
  • Local guide as per program;
  • Entrance fees as per program.

Price does not include:

  • Tips and personal extra expenses;
  • Everything not specified in “ Price includes”
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