What to see in Spilimbergo, itinerary including the main monuments and places of interest, including the Loggia del Daziario, the Duomo, the Castle and the Palazzo painted with a frescoed facade.
Located in the province of Pordenone, from which it is thirty kilometers away, in the northern area of the Friuli plain, on the right of the Tagliamento river, Spilimbergo is an important commercial and agricultural center, known in particular for its artistic mosaic school.
With probably Roman origins, the town owes its current name to the family who had it as a fiefdom in the Middle Ages for a long period of time.
Reason for contention between Austria, Gorizia and Venice, Spilimbergo in 1420 was counted among the Venetian possessions, subsequently following all the events.
In the Piazza del Duomo there are the Pergola, a 14th-century Gothic-Venetian building, the Loggia del Daziario, a remarkable Gothic palace with a portico, and the Duomo, while the Castle dominates in the background.
The Duomo or Church of Santa Maria Maggiore, is a grandiose Gothic-style construction, built between the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, characterized by an asymmetrical facade.
On the left side there is a remarkable Romanesque portal, work carried out by Zenone da Campione in 1376, having interesting reliefs placed in the lunette.
In the vast interior with three naves divided by pillars, there is a canvas with Saints of Palma the Younger, located at the right altar.
In addition to this there is a remarkable sixteenth-century organ, with valuable paintings from 1525 made by Pordenone, and other interesting works by Friulian artists.
The Castle, whose origins date back to the eighth century, was later enlarged and modified in some parts.
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Of great interest is the Palazzo Dipinto, with a facade decorated with frescoes from the fifteenth century.