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Gardens

  • Giardino di Brazzacco

    The castle of Brazzà has a fascinating spacious park, created as an expression of love for nature. When Cora Slocomb (Detalmo of Brazzà’s wife in the late 1800s) reached Friuli,...

  • Castello di Cordovado

    In the Villa Freschi Piccolomini it is possible to admire both an Italian-style garden and an English-style park, characterized by clear subdivisions, visible still today. The garden, in fact, is situated...

  • Giardino del castello di Flambruzzo

    The garden was created following the criteria of an English-style park. It stretches out behind the castle for 3 and a half hectares to the Stella River on the west and the Cusana irrigation canal on...

  • Castello di Duino

    The Castle of Duino rises upon the highest point of the area not only to visually control the territory, but perhaps also to be visible from all directions as a symbol of the power the Duino Lords held...

  • Palazzo Strassoldo Grafenberg-Coronini

    18th-century maps show that there was once a garden behind the villa with a square-shaped perimeter which opened onto a small square. As soon as the Coronini family became the proprietors of the villa,...

  • Giardino di Fontanabona

    The Castle of Fontanabona can be reached by going along a romantic, winding avenue bordered by tall trees and bushes. At the beginning of the avenue, alongside a large agricultural building, stands a...

  • Palazzo Lantieri

    In the 16th century the palace was considered the most beautiful of the city and earned the name Schönhaus ( Schönhaus is German for beautiful house ). In 1527 its proprietor, the Baron of...

  • Giardino di Miramare

    The park of Miramare was not created to be a majestic garden representing the family’s important position but for private enjoyment. The archduke wanted to design a garden of moderate dimensions,...

  • Palazzo Altan

    Palazzo Altan was erected in the 17th century in the hamlet of Taliano where in 1603 the family had acquired a building. After some modifications, the passing of ownership to Cesarini of Grimana Tower...

  • Giardino di Rocca Bernarda

    To the eyes of a visitor the Castle of Rocca Bernarda appears to be a stronghold built for defensive purposes. In a letter sent by the nobleman Jacopo of Valvason Maniago to the Council of the magnificent...

  • Giardini di Castelnuovo

    The Castle of Sagrado, at the end of the Napoleonic wars, became the best-loved dwelling of Count Raimondo della Torre Hoffer (1749-1817), Lord of Duino, Sagrado, and Sistiana. He dedicated himself body...

  • Giardino di Strassoldo di Sopra

    The garden of Castello di Sopra was designed in the mid 18th century, at the same time as the park of Castello di Sotto. The development of the two gardens was carried out on the orders of brothers Giuseppe...

  • Giardino di Sterpo

    The lovely park at the Castle of Sterpo is a typical example of the composite style which was in fashion at the end of the 1800s. It is special for its romantic atmosphere which is more rural than most...

  • Giardino di Strassoldo di Sotto

    The park around the Castle of Strassoldo di Sotto is one of the most interesting in Friuli both for its exceptionally well-preserved state and because it marks the beginning of landscape gardening in...

  • Giardino di Zoppola

    The legend says that the park was created by a great-uncle of the current owners, Francesco Panciera di Zoppola, who graduated from university with a degree in medicine towards the end of the 1800s and...