Belvedere di Povoletto is a quiet little village with lovely views of the surrounding countryside, located on the left bank of the Torre river, just a few minutes’ drive North of Udine. Belvedere is the seat of the “Villa Domus Magna” (“large house” in Latin), the first Venetian villa in Friuli, built in the XVth century by the patriarcan family Partistagno and recently restored, by family Sebastianutto / Pelizzo, to its original beauty with painstaking attention to all historical and architectural details. The villa sits on a 5 hectare (12 acres) idyllic countryside estate, including a swimming pool and a large lawn garden encircled by a stone wall.
In the farm we have 1.500 plants of lavander, little berries. We make and sell honey and lavander oil. There are elegantly furnished and spacious guestrooms, each with its own private bathroom and air conditioning and apartments all are air-conditioned. Continental breakfast is served the Trifora room (a trifora, a tripartite gothic stone window, is one of the hallmarks of the house) or in the garden.
On summer days, guests can enjoy the outdoor pool and horseback riding. In addition, we have a private parking and a fitness trail of 1700m.
Belvedere is just a few minutes’ drive from: Udine (the regional capital and cultural heart of Friuli); Cividale (founded by Julius Ceasar and 8th century capital of one of the Longobard duchies); San Daniele (world-renowned for its cured ham “prosciutto”); Further afield, but still within an hour’s drive are Aquileia (at one point the second largest city in the Roman Empire); Grado and Lignano (famous sea-resort and spas); Gemona and Venzone: the medieval towns.