I Borghi più Belli d’Italia FVG
Fagagna has been part of the club of “I Borghi più Belli d’Italia” since 2006. The association counts 281 small villages among its members, including some the most famous along the Italian peninsula. Eleven villages in Friuli Venezia Giulia are members: Clauiano Cordovado, Fagagna, Gradisca d’Isonzo, Poffabro, Polcenigo, Sesto al Reghena, Toppo, Valvasone and Venzone.
It is an honour and a commitment to be part of this club, formed in 2001 by the Consultative Body on Tourism for the National Association of Italian Municipalities. An honour because it recognizes the value in terms of history, art, culture, environment and traditions, of small provincial towns and a commitment because the admission is not permanent and the members must prove themselves worthy over time with concrete actions to maintain and enhance the quality of life and the urban fabric. To be part of “I Borghi più Belli d’Italia” one must meet a series of requirements of a structural nature, such as the architectural harmony of the settlement and the quality of the building stock, both public and private, and other elements of a general character related to the liveability of the town or village in terms of activities and services for its citizens.
Although Friuli Venezia Giulia offers many other places that are rich in artistic, historical, landscape and cultural terms, the committee for “the most beautiful villages in Italy” has evaluated the ten chosen towns and villages as a pleasurable opportunity for discovery, both by tourists and the inhabitants of the Region for their uniqueness: Clauiano because it has managed to preserve its rurality, Cordovado for the balance between its greenery and architecture, Fagagna because it has preserved its friendly nature, Gradisca d’Isonzo for its Baroque treasure chest, respectful of history, Poffabro for its unique spontaneous architecture, Polcenigo as a treasure trove of natural beauty and the source of authentic experiences, Sesto al Reghena that emerges from the maternal shadows of the Abbey of Santa Maria, Toppo, where archaeology and art exhibitions are combined with hang- and paragliding and Valvasone because it has maintained the compactness of its medieval village and for its artistic treasures.
This is therefore an invitation to sample village life and to promote its philosophy. Visit the official website of Borghi più Belli d’Italia FVG.