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Fogolârs Federation of Canada

July 23-27, 2014

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Reasons why you should attend FOGOLÂRS 2014 in FRIÛL:

  • Make new friends and networks
  • Relaxed and informative guided bus tours
  • Savour and experience exceptional Furlan food and wine
  • Experience the beauty and hear about the unique history of FRIULI
  • Don’t know Italian or Furlan? Tour guides will also speak in English
  • Great savings offered as package deal with both tours and lunches a great value!
  • Opportunity to attend and participate at the Ente Friuli nel Mondo Convention and Gathering on August 2-3
  • It’s a ‘ONCE IN A LIFETIME’ experience; don’t miss out!

Friuli’s hotspots that will be visited:

Castello di Udine – 16th century castle is home to Parliament Hall. The council of the Patria del Friuli was one of the first parliaments in the world. The hall is opened exclusively for the Opening Ceremonies of FOGOLÂRS 2014.

Gemona / Venzone – Picturesque towns rebuilt after the earthquake of 1976, have become the main symbols of the rebirth of the region.

Lago di Cavazzo – Beautiful natural lake located in the Friulian Alps. The widest lake in FVG washes upon the three municipalities of Cavazzo Carnico, Bordano and Trasaghis.

San Daniele – With endless views over the rolling country, it is world famous for its prosciutto and home to the Guarneriana Library; one of the most prestigious in Italy and the oldest in FVG.

Valvasone – A medieval town rich in history and culture. Origins can be dated back to the Roman Empire.

Pordenone – This provincial capital is a modern and lively town. The town hall is an example of the highly original Gothic architecture.

Spilimbergo – Known as ‘town of mosaic’ and home to the world-renowned Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli. In 2013 it shared the award ‘Jewel of Italy’ along with 20 other Italian towns.

Fagagna – Situated among the hills and made up of seven ancient and distinct boroughs. Home to the Museum of Rural Life in Cjase Cocèl.

Palmanova – A masterpiece of Venetian military architecture designed and built to defend borders against foreign threats. Based on a unique model; a perfectly symmetrical nine-pointed star with a central piazza.

Aquileia – An extremely important archaeological area which is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Excavations have brought to light the remains of a Roman forum, basilica, burial ground, mosaic floors and house foundations.

Redipuglia – The scene of many battles during World War I, famous globally for its Military Sacrarium, and is the largest war memorial in Europe.  A commemorative ceremony to mark the 100 year anniversary of the Great War will be observed, with participation by Canadian Ambassador to Italy, Peter McGovern and Honorary Consul, Primo I. DiLuca along with other dignitaries.

Trieste – Capital of the region Friuli-Venezia Giulia. A seaport situated between the Adriatic Sea and Slovenia.

Cividale – An UNESCO World Heritage Site founded in 53 B.C. by Julius Caesar with the name of Forum Iulii. It has been a crossroads of cultures and peoples. From Celts to Romans and the Lombards who made it the capital of their first Duchy in Italy and then to Patriarchate of Aquileia; all who contributed to making Cividale a small treasure of art.

Codroipo - An area inhabited since the Roman age, the name derives from the Latin word ‘Quadrivium’ (a place where four roads meet).

Villa Manin – Residence of the last Doge of Venice; this villa dates back to the 17th century and will serve as the majestic backdrop to the Closing Ceremonies and 40th Anniversary. The celebrations are to include a tree planting commemoration along with special award and certificate presentations.