TRIESTE PROVINCE

GORIZIA PROVINCE

UDINE PROVINCE

PORDENONE PROVINCE

PORDENONE

SPILIMBERGO

SACILE

 

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Pordenone Province

Sacile

Located at the western edge of Pordenone province, Sacile was once dubbed the “Garden of the Serenissima,” suggesting a resemblance to the region’s former capital, Venice. Built at a fork in the Livenza River, the town sits amid a small network of canals and bridges, shaded by willow trees and Venetian-style palazzi. Once a year, Sacile’s peaceful streets transform into a chirping, chattering marketplace with its festival of songbirds, the Sagra dei Osei.

One of the oldest festivals in Italy, the Sagra dei Osei was first held on August 2, 1274, under the name Mercato di San Lorenzo. With only a few interruptions, this annual event has survived for centuries. The name was officially changed to Sagra dei Osei in 1907.