Tolmezzo

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Tolmezzo
Comune
Città di Tolmezzo
TolmezzoPanoramaConCaneva.jpg
Coat of arms of Tolmezzo
Coat of arms
Tolmezzo is located in Italy
Tolmezzo
Tolmezzo
Location of Tolmezzo in Italy
Coordinates: 46°24′N 13°01′E / 46.400°N 13.017°E / 46.400; 13.017
Country Italy
Region Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Province Udine (UD)
Frazioni Cadunea, Caneva, Casanova, Cazzaso, Fusea, Illegio, Imponzo, Terzo, Lorenzaso
Government
 • Mayor Sergio Cuzzi (since 1999)
Area
 • Total 65 km2 (25 sq mi)
Elevation 323 m (1,060 ft)
Population (31 December 2004)
 • Total 10,541
 • Density 160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Demonym Tolmezzini
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 33028
Dialing code 0433
Patron saint Saint Martin
Saint day November 11
Website Official website

Tolmezzo (Friulian: Tumieç, archaic German: Tolmein or Schönfeld) is a town and comune in the province of Udine, part of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of north-eastern Italy.

Geography[edit]

Tolmezzo is located at the feet of the Strabut Mountain, between the Tagliamento River and the Bût stream. Nearby is the Mount Amariana, elevation 1,906 metres (6,253 ft). The commune includes aso the five frazioni of Cadunea (Friulian: Cjadugnee), Caneva (Cjanive), Casanova (Cjasegnove), Fusea (Fusee), Illegio (Dieç), Imponzo (Dimponç).

History[edit]

The existence of Tolmezzo (called Tolmetium) is first documented in the late 10th century, when it was part of the Patriarchate of Aquileia, but it has been suggested that the town stemmed from a very ancient pre-Roman settlement. In Roman times, the area was crossed by one of the main Roman roads that connect Italy to what is now Austria.

The city had a flourishing market, and was defended by a line of walls with 18 towers and by the castle of the Patriarchs. In 1420, it was annexed to the Republic of Venice, but its trades and industries did not suffer from the change, and the city maintained its privileges. In 1797, with the Treaty of Campo Formio, it was handed over to the Austrian Empire, and, after a short Napoleonic rule, it was included in the client Kingdom of Lombardy-Venetia.

Tolmezzo became part of the new unified Kingdom of Italy in 1866.

Main sights[edit]

  • The Duomo (cathedral)
  • Palazzo Campeis (late 18th century)

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