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Carnia 700 Regione Autonoma Friuli-Venezia Giulia

Tolmezzo

A fashionable city in the eighteenth century

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The place

The city of Tolmezzo is the main economic and administrative centre in Carnia. Its ancient and rather complex history is reected in the colourful and unique elegance of its buildings, most of which were built and extended in the eighteenth century boom created by the entrepreneurial genius of Jacopo Linussio. Its origins are probably pre-Roman even if its ancient name, Tulmetium or Tumech, rst appears at the end of the rst millennium. Between the 18th and 19th century, under the patriarchate of Aquileia, it was a bustling city, devoted to trac and trade, surrounded by high walls, eighteen towers and three gates, one of which, Porta di Sotto, is still visible today. In this period small mills and several artisans’ workshops, particularly those specialising in textile production, were built not far from the gate in what is still known nowadays as Borgo della Roggia (Via Del Din, Via Linussio). Textile production was a Carnic speciality that led to Tolmezzo having one of the largest factories of the eighteenth century with 30,000 workers at different sites and its products sold the world over. The resulting economic progress encouraged cultural and artistic growth of not only the city but also the whole of Carnia, contributing to the development of a unique alpine architecture, still present and well-preserved to this day.

Eventi Eventi Eventi

I Concerti di San Martino in Carnia

Dal 5 novembre al 18 dicembre 2022
Tolmezzo, Ovaro, Verzegnis, Paularo e...
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Cathedral of San Martino

The Cathedral of San Martino is the city’s most important religious building. Built in the eighteenth century, the interior is also worth seeing, where works by the Venetian painters Fontebasso, Novelli and Diziani are conserved along with the series of the Apostles executed by the greatest Carnic painter of the eighteenth century, Nicola Grassi.

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Eventi Eventi

I Concerti di San Martino in Carnia

Dal 5 novembre al 18 dicembre 2022
Tolmezzo, Ovaro, Verzegnis, Paularo e...
[continua]
curiosità e informazioni Da non perdere

Cathedral of San Martino

The Cathedral of San Martino is the city’s most important religious building. Built in the eighteenth century, the interior is also worth seeing, where works by the Venetian painters Fontebasso, Novelli and Diziani are conserved along with the series of the Apostles executed by the greatest Carnic painter of the eighteenth century, Nicola Grassi.

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