Municipality in the province of Udine, Fagagna is the ideal place to combine art, culture, culinary traditions and nature. It features several interesting walking itineraries around the village itself and in the surrounding areas.
It is certified that the area was inhabited since Roman times and that when the Empire fell, it was easy prey to the attacks of other populations. The Lombards settled here around the year 568. The first document, that reports the presence of a town, dates back to year 983, when Emperor Otto II granted the jurisdiction of Fagagna to the Patriarchate of Aquileia. During the first half of the XIII century, the reigning Patriarch Berthold of Andechs, divided the territories into "abitanza", a typical medieval institution with which he granted the lands to vassals, who in return, committed themselves to live in those places and to protect these properties for the patriarch, who during the XIV century was in contrast with the Count of Gorizia. In the XV century the town was under the rule of the Venetian Serenissima Republic. During the following centuries , the town submitted the same fate of the other adjacent localities of the entire region.
Not to miss:
- the Parish Church of Santa Maria Assunta is located in a dominant position. The original structure dates from the XIII century, while the present one, that features a three nave plan, is the result of renovations completed in the XVII century. Inside is preserved a early XVI century baptismal font, artwork of Pilacorte, an XVIII century high altar, enriched by statues, depicting the Annunciation, as well as those on either side of altar of the Rosary, all realized by the artist Contiero;
- the Parish Church of San Giacomo, originally built in the XVI century but enriched with decorations of the XIX century. The apse is decorated with frescoes of the XIX century by Sebastiano Santi. The altar is decorated with XIX century statues, artwork of Minisini and an XVI century altarpiece by Giacomo Secante, depicting the Madonna and Child with Saints;
- the Parish Church of Saints Cosmas and Damiano in Ciconicco, after the mid XIX century restorations made by Zandigiacomo, at present, it features a neo-Classical style with a fine marble altar of the XVIII century;
- the Church of Our Lady of Tavella in Madrisio, inside which are preserved Roman bas-reliefs and XIII - XVI century frescoes;
- the Parish Church of Saints Peter and Paul in Villalta, which preserves inside two XVIII century paintings, masterpieces of the artist Buzzi;
- the XIV century Church of San Leonardo, which is decorated with an important cycle of frescoes;
- the Castle of Villalta, owned by the lords of the same name, located in a dominant position and presents an imposing structure with typically medieval features, composed of various buildings connected between each other. It was the scene of famous events, including the conspiracy against the Patriarch Bertrand, due to which the entire building was destroyed in 1353;
- Villa Orgnani Deciani in Villalta;
- Casa Candolini in Madrisio;
- Palazzo of the Community;
- Palazzo Onesti;
- Casa Asquini;
- Villa Volpe.