Villa di Tissano, a few minutes from Udine, in the green Friulian plain, is a noble villa of sixteenth-century origin with large frescoed halls and period furnishings surrounded by a large park. It offers hospitality in luxurious rooms and apartments obtained from the rustic adjoining the villa. The in-house restaurant serves typical regional specialties.
Villa di Tissano History
Villa Agricola, better known as Villa di Tissano, is a variant of the typical Friulian manor house. It was founded in the sixteenth century by commission of the Agricola family, and then enlarged and embellished with valuable 18th-century decorations, as evidenced by the evident baroque influences of the central rooms on the ground floor and the main floor with stuccoes and painted beams. The complex was acquired by the Counts Strassoldo - Soffumbergo and in the early years of the '900 it passed to Enrico del Torso, husband of a daughter of the counts Berretta. During the First World War, it was the seat of the military command and subsequently hospital; here were guests the king Vittorio Emanuele III and the queen of Italy Elena of Montenegro.
From the central hall you enter the garden and from there you plunge into the large Italian park, where paths lined with statues are unraveled, along which you discover a small pond and a stream crossed by bridges.
The rooms intended for accommodation are located in the main wing of the villa, once intended for the factor and the stables. In the old farm house, the breakfast room, reading room and other bedrooms are furnished, furnished with late nineteenth century Friulian furniture. In the former hayloft, other rooms have been created, while on the three plani della Torre the most evocative environment develops, culminating in a large panoramic terrace.
The Orangery is adjacent, with a large bedroom, a terrace, a kitchenette, a private garden and a swimming pool. The north wing is usually reserved for guests of the owners, but if desired it can also be booked (it has six rooms and one apartment).
The restaurant is outside the villa, beyond the gates, and offers dishes and wines from Friuli. The old master kitchen, the tavern hall, as well as the baroque dining room, offer reserved corners for a romantic dinner for two, but also suggestive and unusual spaces for business dinners, conferences, receptions or cultural events.