San Vito al Tagliamento, a small town between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance
The small town of San Vito al Tagliamento lies close to the Tagliamento river, not far from the beautiful sea resorts of Lignano, Bibione and Caorle, and right the proximity to the river has favoured its settlement since ancient times.
In the Middle Ages the town grew and gained in importance, becoming the seat of the Castle of the Patriarch of Aquileia.
The most prestigious palaces of San Vito, which you will be visiting during this tour accompanied by a local expert guide, were built during that time, attracting numerous artists and painters, who helped to enhance their beauty.
The tour will start in particular from “Piazza Del Popolo”: The square has been the beating heart of the town and of public life over the centuries. Important buildings such as the Town Hall, the Cathedral and the Public Loggia overlook it.
It is right the Public Loggia, hosting the eighteenth-century Ancient Social Theatre dedicated to Gian Giacomo Arrigoni, that you will be visiting inside. The small theatre, influenced by the Venetian 18th century style, was clearly inspired by the famous “Teatro La Fenice” in Venice.
From here you will then go through the medieval village leading to the Castle of San Vito, the ancient residence of the Patriarchate of Aquileia and magnificent patrician residence. Inside there are three floors of frescoes from different eras to be admired, that in some cases remind of the painting techniques of the Renaissance. After the castle you will visit the Annunziata Church, which preserves a cycle of frescoes from the second half of the 14th century and the Church of Santa Maria dei Battuti, a jewel of the Friulian Renaissance with its splendid frescoes.
And finally a delicious aperitif to taste typical Friulian products is waiting for you!
Date: Every Saturday afternoon
Time: 5:30 PM
Duration: 1.30 h
Meeting point: Piazza Del Popolo, Tourist Info Point – San Vito al Tagliamento
Price: € 25,00 per person including aperitif
€ 15,00 children aged 4-12; free for children 0-3 years
- San Vito al Tagliamento
- Every Saturday afternoon
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- Ankunft vor Ort mit Mietbus
- Arrivo in loco con autobus organizzato
- Bike ride
- Bus transfer to the location
- Canoe trip
- Degustazione di prodotti tipici locali
- Free time
- free tour
- Guida in lingua
- guide tour
- Mahlzeit: Mittag oder Abendessen
- Meal: lunch or dinner
- Mehrsprachige Führung
- Multilingual guide
- Overnight stay
- Pasto: pranzo o cena
- River cruise
- Tasting of local products
- Tempo libero a disposizione
- Travel to the location independently
- Verkostung mit lokalen Erzeugnissen
- Zeit zur freien Verfügung
(13+ years old)
Boys Price: € 15,00
(from 4 to 12 years old)
Children Price: FREE
(from 0 to 3 years old)