The Castle on the hills in Fagagna

The picturesque manor that oversees the town

The Castle on the hills in Fagagna during the #italiagrandsketchingtour.

In front of me a long day of visits of several small towns that are all more or less famous thanks to castles, churches and historical centers. All towns are near one another and I decided to connect them one another through my trip.

The first stop is Fagagna, one of the towns that are included in the list of the most beautiful hamlets of Italy.

Arrived in town, I toured the historical center which is small and it has a mixed flavour of old and new buildings. This area was once upon a time covered with beech trees, Faggi, from which the name of the town derives. On the top of the hill, there are the ruins of the castle that in 983 was possession to the patriarch of Aquileia Rodoaldo, and it remained in a direct patriarchal domain until the advent of Venice in 1420. I climbed up and on my way at a certain point the view opened and i couple admire the old tower and the building that is now a restaurant.

The castle was involved, for its strategic importance, in many of the conflicts that marked the history of the region, but in the sixteenth century its decadence started.  Of the articulated manor, today only traces of walls remain: the ruins of a tower and some buildings, including the church of San Michele. The best kept is the small structure transformed in a restaurant, which is the one you see in the painting.

Painting of the Castle on the hills in Fagagna

Title of the painting ‘Castle on the hills in Fagagna’

This is a painting from the Italia Grand Sketching Tour Collection, a series of original ink and watercolor paintings done on location during my tour to discovery the  marvelous Italian heritage. All paintings are also available as numbered and originally signed prints.

The painting is also featured in the book about my motorbike Italian tour. By acquiring this work you will get to know better Italy also thanks to a personalized story about this place that I will include in the package.

Painting information:

  • Watercolor and ink on white paper
  • Size 19 x 28.5 cm (7.5 x 11.2 inches)
  • Shipped in a box
  • Certificate of authenticity will be sent with the painting

Prints information:

  • Printed on white watercolor paper, numbered 1 to 50 and signed
  • Size 21 x 29.7 cm (8.3 x 11.7 inches)
  • Shipped in a box
  • Certificate of authenticity will be sent with the print
Castle on the hills in Fagagna

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