Moggio Udinese

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Moggio Udinese
Comune di Moggio Udinese
Bridge across the Fella River with San Gallo Abbey
Bridge across the Fella River with San Gallo Abbey
Coat of arms of Moggio Udinese
Coat of arms
Moggio Udinese is located in Italy
Moggio Udinese
Moggio Udinese
Location of Moggio Udinese in Italy
Coordinates: 46°25′N 13°12′E / 46.417°N 13.200°E / 46.417; 13.200Coordinates: 46°25′N 13°12′E / 46.417°N 13.200°E / 46.417; 13.200
Country Italy
Region Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Province Province of Udine (UD)
Frazioni Bevorchians, Campiolo, Dordolla, Grauzaria, Moggessa, Monticello, Ovedasso, Pradis-Chiaranda, Stavoli
 • Mayor Ezio De Toni
 • Total 143.5 km2 (55.4 sq mi)
Population (Dec. 2004)
 • Total 1,991
 • Density 14/km2 (36/sq mi)
Demonym Moggesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 33015
Dialing code 0433

Moggio Udinese (Friulian: Mueç, German: Moosach, Slovene: Možac) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Udine in the Italian region Friuli-Venezia Giulia.


Fella Valley with A23 viaduct

It is situated in the Friuli region, in the valley of the Fella River, a right tributary of the Tagliamento. Moggio is located about 100 kilometres (62 mi) northwest of Trieste and about 40 kilometres (25 mi) north of Udine. In the north, the mountains of the Carnic Alps stretch up to the border with Austria; beyond the Fella are the Julian Alps with the Resia Valley in the southeast. As of 31 December 2004, the municipality had a population of 1,991 and an area of 143.5 square kilometres (55.4 sq mi).[1] It can be reached via the Autostrada A23.

The municipality of Moggio Udinese contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Bevorchians, Campiolo, Dordolla, Grauzaria, Moggessa, Monticello, Ovedasso, Pradis-Chiaranda, and Stavoli. Some smaller mountain villages are almost depopulated.

Moggio Udinese borders the following municipalities: Amaro, Arta Terme, Chiusaforte, Dogna, Hermagor-Pressegger See (Austria), Paularo, Pontebba, Resiutta, Tolmezzo, Venzone.


San Gallo Abbey

The area had alrady been settled in Roman times, when a castrum or at least a watchtower was erected to control the traffic on the road from Italy to the province of Noricum in the north.

According to legend, one Carinthian noble Cacellino (Kazelin), a member of the Aribonids dynasty, about 1084/85 ceded his Friulian estates around Moggio to his brother-in-law Patriarch Frederick of Aquileia. Though the deed of donation has been identified as a fake, it is documented that in 1119 Frederick's successor Ulrich von Eppenstein established a Benedictine monastery at the site, dedicated to Saint Gall. By a 1185 bull of Pope Lucius III, the abbey was directly subordinate to the Holy See. With the Patriarchate of Aquileia, the monastic community decayed in the 15th century. When most of Friuli was conquered by the Republic of Venice in 1420, the monks had to accept Venetian overlordship with their domains incorporated into the Domini di Terraferma.

The monastery was finally dissolved in 1773, a few years later the Moggio area fell to the Habsburg Monarchy according to the 1797 Treaty of Campo Formio and became part of the Austrian Kingdom of Lombardy–Venetia by resolution of the Congress of Vienna in 1815. Upon the Third Italian War of Independence in 1866, it fell to the newly established Kingdom of Italy.

Demographic evolution[edit]


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.