Welcoming country house surrounded by greenery, with a large garden, where you can relax and rest, cradled by the rhythm of nature and of the raising water.
We have two rooms with private bathroom, air conditioning and private parking.
Upon arrival our guests are greeted with a welcome drink.
In the cold months a big breakfast buffet (sweet and savory) is served near to the fire (“spoler”) in the living room, furnished with furniture that reflects the typical kitchen of the Friuli region. Whereas in the warm months, breakfast is served outside in the garden, where guests have the opportunity to admire the colours of the vegetation, flowers and vegetables.
Discounts for family groups – contact directly the B&B
Closed place to park bicycles, for those arriving by bike. It is available an area suitable for drying clothes.
Included in the price
Big breakfast buffet
Linen and towels
Daily room cleaning
The all structure is NOT smoking
You can smoke only in the garden
Area and culture
B&B Diamante is the ideal starting point for a visit to the Villa Manin Passariano and the aerobatic team Frecce Tricolori in Rivolto, for a short walk along the river Tagliamento and for visiting the nearby towns of:
Mountains – San Daniele del Friuli famous for its ham, Venzone, Bordon, Gemona del Friuli.
Historical sites – Udine, Aquileia, Venice, Trieste, Gorizia, Palmanova (star city), Colloredo di Monte Albano, Pordenone, Valvasone (medieval town), Spilimbergo for its mosaic schools, Maniago for knives, and the Collio area to taste Friulian wines;
Other neighboring towns – Morsano al Tagliamento, Cordovado, Abbey of Sesto al Reghena, Portogruaro, San Vito al Tagliamento, Coderno of Sedegliano where you can visit Father Turoldo’s house, Casarsa della Delizia with the study center at the Pier Paolo Pasolini’s maternal home, the US base in Aviano.
The river Tagliamento
From the streets of the village Straccis you can easily reach the banks of the River Tagliamento, popularly called “la grave” (distance about mt. 1000, walking distance in about 10 minutes). Let yourselves be attracted by the colour of the stones and the clear waters of the river, that comes to life at the pitch Mauria (m. 1298) in Carnia.
“River of my Friuli, poor
river, wide, pebbly
where just a few recess of waters
welcomed, in the summer, our
white bodies of children
similar to a wild baptistery!” (Turoldo, O Sensi miei…, 620)
Villa Manin is a Venetian villa located in Passariano, Codroipo. It was the residence of the last Doge of Venice. Inside you can visit the room where Napoleon slept in 1797, in the days when it was signed the Treaty of Campoformido. This architectural complex represents the symbolic monument of Friuli and currently it is the site of numerous contemporary art exhibitions of particular importance.
It is located near a ford on the river Tagliamento. Inside the town walls is placed the Palazzo Freschi Piccolomini, a three floors imposing structure with Renaissance lines. The ancient church of Sant’Andrea has a portal dated 1477 and the apse is decorated with frescoes by Gianfrancesco da Tolmezzo painted in the early ‘500. The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Grace (1603) is a jewel of Baroque art, it has an octagonal plan and a ceiling carved and gilded by Cataldo Ferrara (1656-58). Nearby you can see the old mill of Stalis and the fountain of Venchieredo, remembered by Ippolito Nievo in Confessions of an Italian.
Sesto al Reghena
Its origin dates back to pre-Roman times, when it served as a military station located at the sixth milestone (hence its name) along the road connecting Julia Concordia with Norico. The Benedictine Abbey of Santa Maria of Sesto was founded in the Lombard period (first half of the eighth century) and it is also called “in Sylvis” because at that time it was immersed in a large forest. The interior is characterized by remarkable frescoes, painted around the second and third decades of the fourteenth century by painters of the school of Giotto, among which stands out the symbolic scene of the tree of life, the mystical Lignum Vitae, located in the presbytery.
It is located on the right bank of the river Tagliamento. Its historic center is surrounded by the water of the canal and is characterized by arcaded houses, medieval and of the Renaissance residences. Inside the walls stands the medieval castle of the Counts Valvason, to which is attached the historical park “Pinni”.
We recommend to visit the Cathedral, dating from the late ‘400, in which there is an organ of the ‘500, last specimen in Italy of the Venetian school, enriched with doors painted by the two painters Giovanni Antonio de ‘Sacchis called Pordenone and Pomponio Amalteo.
this ride meanders towards Bugnins, a village of the municipality of Camino al Tagliamento, still well preserved. Crossed a small bridge, a dirt road that runs along the bank of the river Tagliamento, will take you to Pieve di Rosa. The church, having the same name M.S. of Pieve, dating back to the fifteenth century and built by the monks of Sesto al Reghena, conserves important paintings. The path continues towards Camino al Tagliamento, where we suggest you to take a look at the historic buildings in the street called "Borc Dai Siors- Borgo dei Signori". Continue toward Glaunicco, where you can admire its characteristic Mill celebrated by the writer Ippolito Nievo, then Gradiscutta and finally Belgrado, the so-called "seven castles" town, with the bell tower dating from the medieval period, the only survivor of the flood of the river Tagliamento in 1596. Before coming back to Straccis, you can continue to Varmo, through a path in the past very beaten by pilgrims to the Holy Land and by the Teutonic Knights, who came down from northern Europe to the shores of the northern Adriatic and built in Varmo one of the first hospitals for travellers in Friuli.
the tour includes a visit to Bugnins and Camino al Tagliamento. Crossing the bridge over the river Varmo, you reach San Vidotto and the old houses built with river rocks and stones; then you meet the street intersection of San Zeno and continue on a dirt road surrounded by the countryside until reaching Gorizzo, in front of the impressing Villa Mels of Colloredo, so beloved by the writer Ippolito Nievo, and the church dating 1400. You can continue toward Gradiscutta, with its church and its namesake canal of water springs, which gave life to the ancient mill quoted by Ippolito Nievo in his novel "The Varmo". At the end, come back to Straccis along a paved road immersed in the green of nature.
Villa Manin di Passariano
In front of the church of Gradiscutta, continue towards Santa Marizza, where you can visit the church dating back to 1400 and the villa "Passat". Through a sliding country road, you reach San Martino, a small village where you can admire Villa Klecher, in which the famous writer Ernest Hemingway, Nobel Prize in literature, was hosted several times in 1948. From here, a picturesque bike path leads you directly to Villa Manin. Come back on the same bike path to San Martino and go on to San Pietro, a small village with a church; then Glaunicco, Gradiscutta and Straccis.
Si trova vicino a un guado sul fiume Tagliamento. Dentro la cerchia murata è collocato il Palazzo Freschi Piccolomini, struttura imponente a tre piani, con linee rinascimentali. L’antica Pieve di Sant’Andrea presenta un portale datato 1477 e l’abside è decorato da affreschi di Gianfrancesco da Tolmezzo realizzati agli inizi del’500. Il Santuario della Madonna delle Grazie (1603) rappresenta un gioiello d’arte barocca, ha una pianta ottagonale e un soffitto intagliato e dorato da Cataldo Ferrara (1656-58). Nelle vicinanze si trova l’antico mulino di Stalis e la fontana del Venchieredo, ricordata da Ippolito Nievo ne Le confessioni di un italiano.
Sesto al Reghena
la sua origine risale all’epoca pre-romana, quando fungeva da stazione militare situata in corrispondenza della sesta pietra miliare (da cui deriva il suo nome) lungo la strada che collegava Julia Concordia con Norico. L’abbazia benedettina di Santa Maria di Sesto fu fondata in età longobarda (prima metà dell’VIII secolo) e viene detta anche “in Sylvis” perché a quel tempo era immersa in una vasta foresta. L’interno è caratterizzato da notevoli affreschi, eseguiti intorno al secondo e terzo decennio del XIV secolo da pittori della scuola di Giotto, tra i quali spicca la scena simbolica dell’albero della vita, il mistico Lignum Vitae, situata nel presbiterio.
è localizzata sulla riva destra del fiume Tagliamento. Il suo centro storico è circondato dalle acque della roggia ed è caratterizzato da case porticate e antiche abitazioni medioevali e rinascimentali. All’interno delle mura si erge il castello medioevale dei Conti Valvason, a cui è annesso il parco storico “Pinni”.
Consigliamo la visita del Duomo, risalente alla fine del ‘400, al cui interno è presente un organo del ’500, ultimo esemplare in Italia della scuola veneziana, arricchito con portelle dipinte dai pittori Giovanni Antonio de' Sacchis detto il Pordenone e Pomponio Amalteo.
We (Donatella and Giuseppe) found out about Bed and Breakfasts at the beginning of 2000 when we were travelling with our three children. This has encouraged us to open a B&B in our house.
Guests are greeted with sympathy and with a warm toast, even your four-legged friends are welcome!
Giuseppe is Friulian from birth and loves his region. In summer, he spends his free time taking care of the garden and the vegetable garden, as a “vecio” Alpino he likes take part in mountain walks. In the colder months he wanders among the flea markets looking for some antique objects and he prepares the polenta on a wood stove.
Donatella, grown in the province of Venice, is keen on opera and theater. She loves children since they remember her about when she was a child and used to tailor doll clothes, in the future she hopes to sew dresses for her dog friends.
Giuseppe has furnished the house with regard to details, using traditional furniture handed down from grandparents.
Donatella has added a touch of creativity to the house by making the curtains and some other details.
Donatella is inspired by art and history books, in order to plan “do it yourself” tours: long distances travels by car with the skilled driver Giuseppe or routes by bike in the Friulian plain.
Feel like at home in our small and quiet village!
We greet you with our cheerful Friulian greetings “Mandi mandi!”
(which means goodbye).
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