34 - Discovering the disappeared castle

“Castello Roganzuolo” trail

Difficulty : T
Walking time : 2h 30'
Distance : km 8,5
Altitude difference : m 166

Starting point :
San Fior, piazza Marconi 2

Starting point coordinates :
45°55'15.16"N 12°21'29.56"E

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The path


From “Marconi” square in hamlet of “San Fior” we cross the “Rimembranza” Park and then follow
“Serravalle” street to “Borgo Canè” where the structures of “Villa Soldi – Cadorin” and “Villa
Garbellotto” overlook. Once on “Rividella” street, you enter in open countryside until you reach
“Villa Morosini Lucheschi Valforte”. Later, we visit the small village of “Borgo Gradisca” and,
after a passage through vineyards and olive groves, we reach the hill of the hamlet of “Castello
Roganzuolo”. The return to the village of “San Fior” takes place “via Serravalle” street and a short
final detour to the parish church of Saint John the Baptist.


Located at 119 m above sea level, the location of “Castello Roganzuolo” had a strategic role in
controlling the streets since the Copper Age. On that hill, starting from the ninth century. B.C. the
“Paleoveneti” population arrived, while it is from the sixth century. A.D. the garrison of the
“Lombard duchy of Ceneda” which transformed the hill into a fortress, to defend itself from
continuous enemy raids. In 1089 the site became the regency of the “Da Camino” family until 1337,
when the Venetians took possession and destroyed the castle. Only one tower was saved which
became the bell tower of an important past parish, with ups and downs, under the control of the
bishop in the locality of “Ceneda” and the Aquileia Patriarch. Inside there are valuable works,
including frescoes by the artist “Francesco Da Milano” in the presbytery, an altarpiece by
“Francesco Frigimelica” and a polyptych by painter “Tiziano Vecellio” depicting “Our Lady and
Child with Saints Peter and Paul”. The latter is only a copy, the precious original is kept in the
diocesan museum of the village of “Vittorio Veneto”. The canvas was completed between 1543 and
1549 and, as partial payment, “Tiziano” received from the community the current “Villa Fabris”
visible on the nearby called “Col di Manza”.

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Find out more informations

Further information on the Trail and on the network of itineraries are available in italian language in the book by De Bastiani Editore and in the Tabacco maps entitled "Alla scoperta delle Colline del Prosecco di Conegliano e Valdobbiadene"

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