Ator par Spilimberc e par lis muculis is the name given to these three itineraries which take you on a journey of discovery through the artistic and natural landmarks in Spilimbergo and the surrounding area.
Lis Muculis is a Friulian word, traditionally heard in Spilimbergo, to indicate the protuberances of land that slope down towards the shores of the Tagliamento river. Our city is packed with these natural views and the local council has sought to promote the area by offering three itineraries, as a new way of experiencing the local area.
The first circular route can be completed on foot or by bike. It offers the chance to revisit well-known sites and spend a couple of hours walking along a gravel path, taking in both nature and the artistic treasures Spilimbergo has to offer. Below are the key points on the itinerary.
1 Start at the Casa dello Studente student residence facility [itinerary starting point] –>
2 Take Via degli Alpini or the adjoining shortcut towards the Istituto Tecnico Agrario agricultural college –>
3 Botanical gardens and nature trail at the Istituto Tecnico Agrario; then proceed towards the Polisportiva Aquila sports centre –>
4 Ancona Church; continue on Via Tagliamento; proceed towards the cemetery in the hamlet of Baseglia –>
5 Church of the Saint Cross; continue towards the centre of Spilimbergo; take Via Filanda Vecchia; turn right onto Via Percoto and then left onto Via Corridoni –>
6 Public gardens –>
7 Scuola di Mosaico mosaic school; keep left, taking Viale Barbacane; then turn left onto Via Valbruna –>
8 Palazzo di Sopra, the town hall; take Via Vecellio; then left towards Via Jacopo da Spilimbergo; pass by the Eastern Tower –>
9 Proceed to Piazza Duomo –>
10 Loggia –>
11 Castle; pass by the cathedral and take Via Beato Bertrando; then Via Cinta di Sotto –>
12 Villa Businello park; Via Duca d’osta; then continue on Via Beato Bertrando until you reach the Casa dello Studente again.
Browse the information pamphlet and map here: Ator Par Spilimberc 1
Following the success of the first itinerary, here are the details of the second pedestrian and bike trail along the gravel paths and through the hamlets in the area around Spilimbergo. This is a feel-good route to remember the past, a Friulian watercolour among bodies of water, elegantly simple places of worship, spontaneous stretches of green, manor houses and fields. The stop-off points on the itinerary are:
1 Start from below the bank between Baseglia and Gaio [itinerary starting point] –>
2 proceed northwards to the Church of Saint Mark –>
3 hamlet of Gaio –>
4 Villa Andervolti –>
5 ford on the Cosa river –>
6 Public wash house in Vacile –>
7 hamlet of Vacile and the Church of Saint Lawrence –>
8 former military barracks De Gasperi –>
9 hamlet of Istrago –>
10 Church of Saint Biagio –>
11 bridge over the Cosa –>
12 Spilimbergo cemetery –>
End of itinerary: Via Corridoni
Browse the information pamphlet and map here: Ator Par Spilimberc 2
The third itinerary explores some of the little gems in the area around Spilimbergo, including the hamlets of Istrago, Tauriano and Barbeano. The route winds through 10 key points, which connect back up again at the end of the route with the starting point of itinerary 1.
1 tour around the Magredi flatlands [itinerary starting point] –>
2 the altarpiece of Saint Christopher (Tauriano) –>
3 the 2 Novembre military barracks (Tauriano) –>
4 Church of Saint Nicholas (Tauriano) –>
5 Church of Saint Anthony the Abbot (Barbeano) and “Le Telisse” lake –>
6 Barbeano –>
7 the fortified settlement of Gradisca –>
8 Gradisca –>
9 military base in defence of the Gradisca-Bonzicco bridge –>
10 hamlet of Navarons and the mill of Prussia –>
arrival in the car park of the Casa dello Studente (the starting point of the first itinerary).
Browse the information pamphlet and map here: Ator Par Spilimberc 3