EXCURSION no. 1

Type: 
Excursion
Date: 
Monday, March 16, 2015 -
09:00 to 19:00

Villa Manin Site is one of the most important artistic monuments in Friuli Venezia Giulia and one of the most popular symbols of the tourism and culture of the area. Commissioned in the 17th century by Ludovico I Manin to celebrate the wealth and power of the Manin family, it was the family’s country house.The ensemble consists of a central block which was the family residence, and several service quarters built at a right angle to the main building, where agricultural activities were performed. The eastern wing originally housed the cellars and granaries, while the stables were in the western wing which now houses the Coach Museum.

Torviscosa City is connected with the production of cellulose. A “planned city” designed by Giovanni De Min in 1938, it recalls Central European models both in its use of brick as the main element, and in  the organic unity of the urban system catering for the citizen-workers’ need to live and to relate.