Consortium for the protection of the historical castles of Friuli Venezia Giulia
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Castello di Colle Mazeit (Verzegnis)

The presence of ruins across an area almost a kilometre wide indicates that this was one of the most important fortified centres in Carnia. The ruins are found around the top of Mazeit hill, at an altitude of 509m, between the River Tagliamento and the valley of Villa di Verzegnis. Recent archaeological research has also shown the presence of a Roman fortification, built over an earlier settlement and now lying alongside the Medieval walls, which run along the edge of a small plateau. Immediately to the north, there is the Medieval keep.
Recent excavations campaigns have brought to light Prehistoric, Celtic and Roman remains (from late Republic to Early Empire), as well as Middle Age finds of Lombard and Byzantine origin.