Welcome to Maniago

The city of the knife and factory art.

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Maniago takes the name of the city of the knife, in fact in this area there are many cutleries that over time have formed a niche industrial district, known throughout the world for its quality. The Maniago knife makers have planted their roots here since the Middle Ages, the production of blades and knives provided the troops of the Venetian Republic, called Serenissima Rich in history and crafts, Maniago is also the town with the largest number of inhabitants of Valcellina.

Locations and hamlets

Maniago is 20 km away from Pordenone and 49 km from Udine. It lies between two valleys, Valcellina and Val Colvera and at the foot of Monte Jôuf, Monte Fara and Monte San Lorenzo. The municipality consists of 3 hamlets: Campagna, Fratta and a few kilometers away Dandolo. Maniago is divided into different neighbourhoods/locations: Centro, Maniagolibero, Maniago di Mezzo, Sud Ferrovia. The inhabitants are called “maniaghesi”.

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What to do in Maniago

  • Trekking
    Among beautiful trails, you can, for example, reach the Malga “Jauf” through the cai trail no 983, on the eastern side of Mount Jôuf. Here you can take a little break, there is no equipment available inside, the ground floor has a hood on one side and a fogolar on the other.
    For small walks you can reach the ruins of the old Castle of Maniago and then continue and arrive in Val Piccola, where there is also a picnic area.
  • Bike
    You can find all kinds of routes for cycling enthusiasts, mountain climbs or cycle paths in the plains. Some itineraries are:
    -FVG3 Maniago – Montereale Valcellina
    – Maniago’s Ring – Sequals – Travesio
    -Maniago-Fratta-Fanna-Cavasso New
    Fun and not very demanding are the routes on unpaved roads or roads with low traffic, country roads and dirt embankment paths on the bed of the Cellina torrent to then cross the Magredi and reach Casarsa della Delizia.
  • Mountain running It concerns the same paths of trekking only with a very different rhythm, customized by lovers of this discipline.
  • Food and
    Wine
    Enjoy the delicacies of Valcellinese cuisine in the various taverns and restaurants in the area, tasting a good glass of Friulian wine and then finish with a homemade grappa.

Events, festivals and manifestations in Maniago

The associations of Maniago are very active on a social and cultural level and organize various themed events and events throughout the year, which aim to safeguard crafts and village traditions.

  • Coltello in festa
    Event of the Maniago cutlery tradition that takes place every year at the end of July, full of events and demonstrations of ironworking.

What to see in Maniago

Maniago offers many churches and some museums to visit. One of the most famous symbols is the “Museo dell’Arte Fabbrile e delle Coltellerie”.

Maniago’s cultural centres and historic buildings

  • Palazzo d’Attimis, overlooking Piazza Italia, once the residence of the noble family of Maniago, has a large park in the area behind.
  • “Ex filanda”,now home to the Maniago Civic Library, is an interesting example of industrial archaeology.
  • Giuseppe Verdi Theatre
  • Villa dei Contiit twisted at the beginning of the path that leads to the castle.

Museums and archaeological sites

  • Museo dell’Arte Fabbrile e delle Coltellerie “Co.Ri.Ca.Ma”
  • Museo della Vita Contadina Diogene Penzi
Churches:

  1. Duomo di San Mauro Martire, an example of late Gothic architecture in Friuli, inside there are important artistic works such as some frescoes and an altarpiece by the painter Pomponio Amalteo dating back between 1558 and 1572.
  2. Church of theImmaculate Conception,adjacent to Piazza Italia.
  3. Chiesa di San Carlo.
  4. Church of the Holy Trinity, is located at the beginning of the path towards the Castle of Maniago.
  5. Pater Noster’sChurch, Middle Maniago resort.
  6. Church of St. Anthony Abbot in Fratta.
  7. Church of San Lorenzo.
  8. Church of Saints Daniel and Antonio from Padua,in the hamlet of Campagna.
  9. Church of St. Francis,hamlet of Dandolo.
  10. Church of San Floriano and church of St. Vigilio in Maniagolibero.
  11. Church of Saints Vito, Modesto and Crescenzia,the main church of Maniagolibero.

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How to get to Maniago

Car:
From the A4 motorway take the Portogruaro exit and then exit again and arrive in Pordenone. From here, take Highway 251 to Maniago. From Udine you reach Maniago via highway 464.

Buses
Departures from the Pordenone Bus Station adjacent to the central train station, take buses heading Maniago. Or from Spilimbergo, take bus to Maniago, which is terminus at the bus station, adjacent to the train station.

Train
At the train station in Sacile take the regional train that leads to Maniago station. Sacile-Gemona line. Possibility of bicycle transport.

Plane
The nearest airports are: Ronchi of the Legionnaires (Trieste), A. Canova (Treviso), San Marco Polo (Venice)

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