In no other settlement of the Goriška Collio is the Hapsburg past of this territory, which remained under Austrian control from the beginning of the 16th century until 1914, felt as strongly as in Cormòns.
The original nucleus of the settlement developed between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance on the slopes of Mount Quarin, around what is now the Dome of St Adalberto, where a small section of wall once defended the town.
The historical centre of Cormòns was then the focus of urban redevelopment between the 17th and 18th centuries, which saw the addition of several beautiful Habsburg-style palaces around Piazza XXIV Maggio, such as Palazzo Locatelli, the seat of the municipality and the Civic Museum of the territory.
In the footsteps of Cormòns' Austrian past, the visit can continue to Piazza della Libertà, where you can pay homage to the monument dedicated to Maximilian I, the first foreign monarch in Friuli. The solemn figure of the Habsburg emperor stands out in front of the façade of the Sanctuary of Rosa Mistica, which is reminiscent with its twin bulbous bell towers of a typical Mitteleuropa baroque church.
A popular destination for food and wine tourism, the village of Cormòns is a regional reference point for wine production, as well as for the sale of Friulian culinary specialities such as smoked ham, dairy cheeses, radicchio, turnips and asparagus.