Polcenigo

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Polcenigo
Comune
Comune di Polcenigo
Polcenigo Livenza.JPG
Coat of arms of Polcenigo
Coat of arms
Polcenigo is located in Italy
Polcenigo
Polcenigo
Location of Polcenigo in Italy
Coordinates: 46°2′N 12°30′E / 46.033°N 12.500°E / 46.033; 12.500
Country Italy
Region Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Province Pordenone (PN)
Frazioni Mezzomonte, San Giovanni, Range, Coltura, Gorgazzo
Government
 • Mayor Mario Della Toffola
Area
 • Total 49.2 km2 (19.0 sq mi)
Elevation 42 m (138 ft)
Population (Dec. 2004)
 • Total 3,205
 • Density 65/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 33070
Dialing code 0434
Website Official website

Polcenigo (Borc in the local dialect) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Pordenone in the Italian region Friuli-Venezia Giulia, located about 110 kilometres (68 miles) northwest of Trieste, 95 kilometres (59 mi) north of Venice and about 14 kilometres (9 mi) northwest of Pordenone.

Located on the slopes of the Western Carnic Prealps, in a quiet region surrounded by a charming landscape, it is a renowned water springs area characterized by numerous small streams, torrents, lake-like springs all flowing into river Livenza, whose waters springs in the place called Santissima.

Polcenigo borders the following municipalities: Budoia, Caneva, Fontanafredda, Tambre.

History[edit]

Remains of prehistoric stilt houses, from the 4th millennium BCE, were found in the Palu' area, close to Livenza's springs, which is part of the Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps UNESCO World Heritage Site.[1]

Afterwards, around the 1st millennium BCE, the Adriatic Veneti settled in the area, leaving bronze archaeological remains. In San Floriano hill, archaeologist have found an ancient Roman necropolis dating from the 5th or 4th century BC. Other sights include the castle and the Museum of Gastronomy Culture.

Landmarks[edit]

Religious buildings[edit]

  • Church of All Saints or Church of the Health.
  • Church of San Rocco.
  • Parish church of San Giacomo (inside houses an important artistic heritage: an altarpiece of Dall'Oglio, a wooden choir and an organ of Pescetti and frescoes featuring influences of Thomas of Modena).
  • Church of San Floriano, on the hill of the same name.
  • Shrine of the Holy Trinity. The church is built over an ancient place of pagan worship.(frazione of Coltura).

Secular buildings[edit]

  • The castle of Polcenigo village, Mez, Chiaradia, Polenigo Furlan, protected by the Regional Institute for Venetian Villas (IRVV), and built to a design by Matteo Lucchesi and commissioned by Ottavio Polcenigo in the middle of the eighteenth century on the remains of the former castle.
  • The Palazzo Fullini-Zaia, eighteenth-century building with elegant rooms decorated in stucco. In 1809 hosted Eugene de Beauharnais.
  • The picturesque old village of Polcenigo.

Archaeological site and natural area[edit]

Museums[edit]

  • Museum of Art of Cooking.

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