Painting and relaxing in front of the entrance of the castle
The historical gate at the entrance of Cordovado during the #italiagrandsketchingtour.
Cordovado is a ancient town from the 11th Century that is enlisted as one of the most beautiful towns of Italy in Friuli Venezia Giulia, and for a good reason. The historical center is breathtaking. Small and with an incredible prestigious architecture that leads straight into the Middle Ages. Walking in Cordovado is like exploring another century.
The ancient center is characterized by the long street enclosed on both sides by the original entrance gates from the time the city was a fortress that protected the population living in the nearby area. In the painting you see the entrance gate with its defense system on different floors and the management of the bridge that is now perpetually lowered on a dried moat.
The beautiful statue of a lady with a dog is at the entrance of the castle that remains the heart of the town. The medieval castle of Cordovado was born on the remains of a Roman castrum that was placed to guard a ford on the Via August. Inside the gates, the rose garden is a place of great beauty and an attraction for tourism in the period of the flourishing of the flowers. A place created by the lady of the castle few centuries ago, to celebrate beauty and nature.