A landscape observatory
Pinzano al Tagliamento
Places and history
Welcome to Pinzano, an observatory on the landscape designed by the Tagliamento, the “King of Alpine rivers”, and the Arzino. Situated between the hills and the foothills of the Friulian Dolomites, the town offers a variety of places to visit, from the remains of the Savorgnan Castle, to the mysterious Germanic Shrine, to walks in the woods, cycling and canoeing.
The Stretta di Pinzano, marked by the elegant bridge over the Tagliamento River, traces an evocative horizon, to be admired in all seasons, but it is also a site of considerable scientific interest.
Situated in a strategic place of passage, due to the possibility of controlling the plain and the ford, Pinzano has its roots perhaps already in the protohistoric era. Traces of Roman times have been found and the place became important during the Middle Ages, with the Savorgnan lords. The 20th century also left its mark, with world conflicts and the Cold War. In the churches of Pinzano and Valeriano, there are some frescoes by the Renaissance painter Giovanni Antonio de’ Sacchis, known as Pordenone, who began his career as an artist here.
Pinzano and its hamlets (Borgo Ampiano, Borgo Mizzari, Campeis, Colle, Costabeorchia, Manazzons and Valeriano) have just over 1,500 inhabitants and cover a wide and varied territory, moving from the plains to the hills, among pastures and ancient terraces recovered for the cultivation of orchards and native grape varieties such as Piculit neri, Forgjarin, Ucelut and Sjarlin.
Wonders of the land
Stretta di Pinzano
Bridge of Pinzano
Church of San Martino
Among the hills and foothills of the Friulian Dolomites
A place for all seasons
Amidst the hills and foothills of the Friulian Dolomites, the remains of the Savorgnan Castle, the rediscovered Germanic Memorial and the bridge over the Tagliamento River form the outlines of a highly evocative landscape, in all seasons. Not to be missed are some frescoes by the Renaissance painter Giovanni Antonio de’ Sacchis, known as il Pordenone.
Valà valà montan:
tu passis Fluvigne, ma no Pinçan!
How to get there
Pinzano can be reached by car in about fifty minutes from Pordenone and about an hour from Udine.
The nearest train station is Casarsa della Delizia, on the Venezia – Udine – Trieste line.
The train station of Pinzano can be reached from Sacile with a substitute bus (www.trenitalia.com).
By bus, Pinzano can be reached from Spilimbergo with line 25 (www.tplfvg.it).