Why visit Artegna

The village of Artegna has about 3000 people and it is located in the north of Friuli-Venezia Giulia,  about 20km away fron the city of Udine, among the hills and the mountains at an altitude of 212 metres (above sea level).
Due to its central geographical position, Artegna is easily linked to distant places (through Alpe Adria railway and motorway) as well as to the surrounding mountainous areas and the Adriatic sea.


Artegna has ancient arigins. The village was inhabited during the prehistoric era and hosted a Celtic settlement. Later it was inhabited by the Romans and then by the Lombards who fortified San Martino's hill to defend the plain. During the centuries Artegna  was subdued by the Patriarch of Aquileia,by the Republic of Venice, by the Austrian-Ungaric Empire and by Napoleon (France). Finally, Artegna was annexed to Italy in 1866.

In 1976 Artegna was devastated and destroyed by a terrible aerthquake which caused the death of 40 people. The village was then rebuilt in few years thaks to the help of a lot of people and volunteers.
In 2002 Artegna, together with the other neighbouring vilages that were destroyed by the earthquake, received the Golden Medal for Civil Merit fron the President of the italian Republic for the bravery and the determination shown by the Friulian people in the rebuilding of their communities.


Now Artegna is a completely rebuilt village. It is ideal place to live and to stay for both its citizens and its guests, who can enjoy some relaxing day and visit the surrounding area that is rich in history, culture and beautiful landscapes.

The texts and images collected in this section are intended to illustrate Artegna well as can be seen through the eyes of a visitor.


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