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A ancient and noble history and now a dynamic and lively town: San Vito al Tagliamento stands on an area of pre-Roman and Roman settlements and still boasts valuable architectural traces of its history, such as the sections of the town wall and moat, the Raimonda, Scaramuccia and Grimana towers, and the castle.
The parlour that welcomes visitors is Piazza del Popolo, very central and charming, with its porticoed sides and beautiful palaces, such as Palazzo Altan-Rota, now the town hall, in Venetian style with a beautiful Italian-style garden and a majestic park at the back, and the ancient Loggia Pubblica, former seat of the Town Hall, which now houses a splendid Antico Teatro Sociale, a small Italian-style theatre where numerous shows and events are held.
A veritable art gallery of works from different eras is housed in the cathedral, next to which stands the very tall bell tower (73 metres). Also worth a visit are the church of Santa Maria dei Battuti, a masterpiece of the Friulian Renaissance with a cycle of frescoes by Amalteo and annexed to the ancient hospice, which is now a venue for exhibitions, conferences and ceremonies, and the castle, the nucleus from which the historic centre developed, embellished with frescoes both inside and outside and now housing the 'Federico De Rocco' civic museum, with a large collection of artefacts and works from various periods.
The area is a production zone for excellent wines, such as Friulano and Merlot DOC Friuli Grave.