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Pieve di Gorto

Ovaro

Santa Maria of Gorto's Parish Church 


The church is situated on a hill that raises between the districts of Cella and Agrons, on the right side of the Degano river. The existence of the Church is certified from documents that they go back to the end of the XI - beginnings of the XII century, but it is hypothesized a more ancient dating. This place was, among the 11 parish-churches built in Carnia by the Patriarchy of Aquileia, the widest one: its jurisdiction goes all the way to Comelico. The actual construction of the building date back at 1431, important changes were effected during the centuries that they have given the actual aspect. At the inside you can find a small museum with many objects full of signify and value.

Mine of Cludinico


The mining of coal in the Cludinico's area began in the mid-800, then was abandoned in the early '900. In 1936 the Company resumed Carboni Italian extraction. This was the period of maximum production and greater expansion. The business was permanently closed in 1957.

In the 90's Rinaldo Raber, technical mining of the era, has published the book "Mine of Cludinico" almost when the nature guide Michele Covassi founds the entrance to the mine "Crete Golden", undergrounded for safety reasons. Thanks to the interest aroused by the first visitors to the sensitivity of local administrators and people in Cludinico were made available two entrances of the mine and has been made safe outside. In one of the former service buildings of the mine it was also a museum with an adjoining video room, where you can see a documentary film that rebuilds the lives of the miners and enriched by interviews with former miners.

The guided tour is very impressive and let immerse yourself in a world that is truly unusual and very charming (http://www.minieradicludinico.it).


Archaeological Excavations of Saint Martin's Church


The actual chiesetta of S. Martino is located on the right side of the Degano river, very close to the inhabited area of Ovaro. Of Gothic set-up, it was restored a few times during the centuries and, from what emerges from the recent archaeological excavations, it seems to have a very important role since the antiquity. Inside the church in fact you can see, protected by a glass, the rests of a hexagonal baptismal font. In origin they was part of a octagonal paleo-Christian baptistery whose walls was extended over that and they was also part of the still visible “banco presbiteriale” and a stone-basin used as reliquary-tomb. This is the first finding of a baptismal basilica build away from an urban center and also proofs that the Ecumenical Patriarchate was trying to spread the evangelical message in the alpine areas, confirming that among the V and the VI century the valleys of Carnia was densely populated.

PALAZZO MICOLI –TOSCANO or the palace of the 100 windows


Built at the begin of 1800 by Micoli Toscano's family. The building, quite atypical in Carnia, took back the style of the Venetian villas and tryed to evidence with its style the social and economic importance of the Micoli-Toscano family, lumber merchants. The one hundred windows for which the place is famous, are painted of red and the roof is covered with the shiny green tiles, deriving of the ancient production in Cella. Inside you can find a great atrium, a library, many rooms with typical furniture and a huge beautiful kitchen with to the center the characteristic “fogolar”. The place, of private ownership, visitable only by appointment.

ART AND NATURE


CHIALINA - Artistic figures have been realized along the walk of the ex Railroad that takes you into the wood where the various artists realize and expose their works using material as roots, leaves, branches, stones, etc..

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