SURROUNDING AREAS


The administrative area of Cormòns includes not only the city centre but also some hamlets and numerous minor places. The variegated morphology of the surrounding areas consists of Monte Quarin, the eastern hilly area and a small portion of the plain. This takes to a consequent variety for what concern the Nature, human activities in the territory and the features of the different areas in which houses are placed. There are obviously many places of tourist interest. We can start our guided tour starting from the southern area of cormonese territory, and in particular from the place known as Bosc di sot. Here a wonderful morphological alteration has happened because of human activities. The original clay hills have been replaced by a big quarry, and moreover the same clay extraction created a small lake, now transformed in a fishing reserve placed near the Fornaci.


PLESSIVA

On its eastern side, the territory borders on Slovenian Republic. The place names of Plessiva (Plešivo), Novali (Novalije) e Zegla (Ceglo) reflect the Slovenian origin of this area. Near Plessiva there is a big hilly area with many vineyards, from which some Collio vintage wines are obtained.


BRAZZANO E GIASSÌCO

The northern borderline of Cormons territory is drawn by Judrio river which divides the city from the province of Udine. Near the river you can find Brazzano a hamlet dominated by S. Giorgio hill. On the top, there's a church with the same name. On the external wall there is a Roman fragment dated back to III century, while inside there is a precious wooden altar dated back to XVI century. Not so far there is the ancient village named Giassico that is recognizable by the houses gathered around the little church.


BORGNANO

Our guided tour to the hamlets ends with Borgnano, that keeps in its urban structure some topographic traces of a vast XIX century estate. Nowadays the abandoned paths, joining Angoris and Monticello to the village, are still visible across the country. Behind Borgnano the borderline includes part of Medea's hill.