Situated between forests and rolling hills, Nimis, an ancient Roman fortress and now a land of magnificent Colli Orientali del Friuli wines, is laced with peaceful paths surrounded by striking nature that offers leisurely excursions.
The area is full of places of interest: the parish church of Saints Gervasio and Protasio, one of Friuli’s oldest religious buildings, the Church of the Madonna delle Pianelle, where the Sagra delle Campanelle (Festival of the Bells) is celebrated every year from the 1st to the 8th of September, and the Castle of Cergneu, an ancient building that can still be easily reached from the old castle road that is still partly paved
For those who love hiking and nature, the clear, calm waters of the Cornappo, the perfect habitat for trout, make these valleys an ideal destination. Also worth a visit is the spectacular Grotte di Villanova, a dramatic setting full of stalactites, stalagmites, calcitic falls and underground lakes.
From a culinary point of view, we cannot forget Ramandolo, a prized white wine, and the first Friulian wine to obtain DOCG status, of which Nimis is the birthplace.