The name Povoletto seems to derive from “pabuletum” (pasture) or from “populetum” (poplar grove); in fact, the municipality’s coat of arms depicts three poplars.
The territory of Povoletto, made up of numerous villages, lies to the north on fertile hills and extends southwards into the plain until it reaches the gravelly bed of the Torre river.
Over the centuries, the area’s past history and social life were closely linked to the river Torre: the loss of the Lombard Monastero longobardo di Salt  (the Benedictine nuns later moved to the Monastery of Santa Maria in Valle in Cividale del Friuli) was due to the river’s raging flood
Countless churches and villas adorn the area. Of these, the most famous is Villa Pitotti, home to the Antiquarium della Motta and the Museo del Fossile (Fossil Museum) – an important exhibition venue for medieval and fossil finds unearthed during numerous excavations in the area.
There is a fascinating story to be told about the Castello della Motta (Savorgnano del Torre), owned by the Savorgnan family and the place where a young girl named Lucina Savorgnan fell in love with Luigi da Porto. Legend has it that it was the story of this young couple that inspired William Shakespeare to compose Romeo and Juliet.
Unmissable events include the Flower Festival held in Primulacco at the end of April every year, and the International Competition for Young Instrumentalists organised by the EURITMIA Cultural Music Association in June.Last but not least, one of Friuli’s oldest festivals cannot be missed: the “Quarte d’Avost“, held each year in the fourth week of August.



Municipality of Povoletto
Largo Mons. Cicuttini, 1
33040 Povoletto (UD)
T. +39 0432 664082