Clauiano, Trivignano Udinese (UD) Friuli-Venezia Giulia

Though first settlements in Clauiano were Roman in origin, these were destroyed by the Saracens and the village was later rebuilt in stone to repel the regular invasions that the medieval era brought. The buildings stand around the Chiesa di San Giorgio to the south and the Chiesa di San Martino to the north. Between the 17th and 18th centuries, the two hubs expanded and eventually merged together, giving the village its current shape. It was around the period that much of the Casa Colussi, Dri, Minin and Palladini complexes were built, with Villa Ariis, Villa Manin and Casa Zof Piano – all of which feature characteristically decorated porticoes – coming in the 1700s. Casa Barnaba Manin, Casa Calligaris Foffani and Casa Bosco also appeared around the same period, though their origins are somewhat older. The Chiesa di San Giorgio Martire is another of the village’s 18th-century buildings. In the mid-1800s, the prominent local families gave the village’s economy a boost by building a spinning mill. Clauiano holds several festivals every year, during which the stunning medieval village opens its doors to allow visitors a glimpse of its ancient beauty.


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