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Comune di Paluzza
View from Monte Zoncolan
View from Monte Zoncolan
Coat of arms of Paluzza
Coat of arms
Paluzza is located in Italy
Location of Paluzza in Italy
Coordinates: 46°32′N 13°1′E / 46.533°N 13.017°E / 46.533; 13.017Coordinates: 46°32′N 13°1′E / 46.533°N 13.017°E / 46.533; 13.017
Country Italy
Region Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Province / Metropolitan city Udine (UD)
Frazioni Casteons, Cleulis, Naunina, Rivo, Timau
 • Mayor Elia Vezzi
 • Total 70.0 km2 (27.0 sq mi)
Population (March 2009[1])
 • Total 2,451
 • Density 35/km2 (91/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 33026
Dialing code 0433
The Church of Santa Maria

Paluzza (Friulian: Paluce) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Udine in the Italian region Friuli-Venezia Giulia.


It is located about 120 kilometres (75 mi) northwest of Trieste and about 50 kilometres (31 mi) northwest of Udine, in the historic Carnia region of Friuli, close to the border with Austria at Plöcken Pass (Italian: Passo di Monte Croce Carnico).

Paluzza borders the following municipalities: Arta Terme, Cercivento, Comeglians, Forni Avoltri, Kötschach-Mauthen (Austria), Lesachtal (Austria), Ligosullo, Paularo, Ravascletto, Rigolato, Sutrio, Treppo Carnico. The municipal area comprises the frazioni of Casteons, Cleulis, Englaro, Naunina, Rivo, and Timau (German: Tischelwang), where a particular variant of the Southern Bavarian dialect is spoken.

Sights include the Torre Moscarda, a surviving structure of a castle (Castrum Moscardum) built here by the Patriarch of Aquileia Gregorio di Montelongo; nearby are remains of ancient Roman and World War I fortifications.


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