Storia

Forgaria in Friuli was an important road junction between the Po Valley and Noricum along the valley of the river Arzino and through the valley of Lake of Cavazzo. Along these ancient routes to the Celts succeeding Roman, the Lombards and the Carolingians. The strategic and commercial importance of the sites, is shown by castles built during the Middle Ages on previous similar defensive constructions and territorial control.

After the earthquake of 1976 which was merciless with its houses, Forgaria was reconstructed with seismic techniques; lrural architecture is clearly visible in Cornino area and in the small villages of Mount Prât, which were the least struck by the earthquake. The main monumental references are churches, in addition to an interesting exhibition of altarpieces and votive stones originally made along the traveling roads that dot the entire municipal area.

The Regional Nature Reserve of Lake Cornino is part of the municipality and it is an important site where, since the 80s, is taking place a project of protection and reintroduction of the Griffon, the vulture of the Alps. In the Reserve you can see different species of birds, including the the Eagle Owl, the bearded vulture, the raven, in addition to Griffins, which here are nursed and released into the wild. Some educational courses have also been created for children, and there’s a feeding point nearby where remotely observe animals. Tours depart from the Reserve, easy walking paths that lead to the shore of the Tagliamento River or to the clear waters of Lake Cornino. On the territory there are several trails CAI tabulated, walkable and cyclable by mountain bike, especially in the area of the plateau of Monte Prat, where rural-end ‘800 stavoli have been transformed into residences for tourism.  Here the first off-road cycling School of the Region, recognized by the Federation cycling and directed by the World Cyclocross Champion Daniele Pontoni, was born in 2009.

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