Alessandro Gavagna


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La Subida: a voyage through time

  • Words by Alessandra Piubello
  • Photos by Sofie Delauw

Yes, that’s right. We are in the Collio Friulano region. A luminous sun-filled landscape, dotted with vines, bell towers and churches, archaeological ruins and forest. The hills here were drawn by a generous Mother Nature, who is well-loved by its inhabitants. From the hilltops, Renaissance panoramas are a feast for the eyes, and it’s easy to become enchanted by the expressive force of the sea in the distance. The Collio area, automatically associated with wine, is so much more. It’s a meeting point between culture, history and legend.

Lying at the foot of Mount Quarin, the origins of Cormòns go back to Celtic times. It lies in the heart of the Collio Goriziano area, between mountains, as the word suggests…