Mytho Marathon 2021

Cividale del Friuli is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2011 and it hosted the first edition of MYTHO Marathon. On the 31st of October 2021 more the 800 runners took part at the first of three MYTHO Marathon routes. Simon Kamau Njeri was the first overall winner of Mytho Marathon with the time of 2:14:50. The ethiopian Sintayehu Tilahun Getahun won the first female competition with the final time of 2:45:06.

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Cividale Del Friuli

Rich in late-medieval works of art, Cividale del Friuli is one of the must-see destinations in Friuli Venezia Giulia.  It guards invaluable testimonies of its Lombard past and it represents the starting point of the UNESCO itinerary dedicated to the legacy that this mysterious population has passed on to Italy.

A visit to the city has to include the National Archaeological Museum, the Christian Museum and the Treasure of the Cathedral, the precious Lombard Temple and the mysterious Celtic Hypogeum, a site which was built in many different eras, even if its purpose still today remains unknown.  Perhaps it was a burial site during the Celtic period, and maybe it was used as a prison in Roman and Lombard times. Maybe one day we may be able to gain a better understanding of this place but, for now, we can only admire it in silence.
But even without these treasures, Cividale is also definitely well worth a visit for other exhibits: the CIPS, dedicated to the puppets of Vittorio Podrecca from Cividale, Italy's greatest performer of puppetry, and the De Martiis Family Collection, an art gallery exhibiting a series of extraordinary artists of the 20th century.
For both children and adults, we recommend a tour of the Acrobati del Sole Park, an ornithological centre dedicated to birds of prey, where you can enjoy a very original show and visit the living environments of these animal species.

Villa De Claricini - Dornpacher

Villa de Claricini Dornpacher is located in Bottenicco di Moimacco, a small rural village on the outskirts of Cividale del Friuli. It was built around the middle of the 17th century by the de Claricini Dornpacher family and since 1971 it has been the headquarters of the foundation of the same name established at the behest of Countess Giuditta de Claricini, the most recent owner of the villa, with the aim of preserving its heritage and promoting cultural research and events.

The property includes the large stately house, a chapel and adjoining outbuildings. Although characterised by the distinctive features of the Veneto villa, the complex maintains the elongated architectural shape that is typical of the Friulian style manor farmhouse. Villa de Claricini Dornpacher still preserves the original family furniture, a fine library containing over 5,000 volumes, paintings and prints, and the Countess's collection of antique textiles and embroideries.
The Villa looks out onto a magnificent Italian-style garden and woodland park made up of clusters of centuries-old beech, cedar, fir and holly oak trees. The villa is enclosed by the estate vineyard, from which de Claricini wine is produced and stored in the cellar next to the property.