Friday, August 17, 2007

BENVENUTI A RAMANDOLO/NIMIS: Kathy and Derrill

















KATHY AND DERRILL WILL BE ARRIVING SHORTLY AT THE RAMANDOLO CLUB WHICH IS LOCATED A SHORT DISTANCE FROM THE LITTLE TOWN OF NIMIS. NIMIS IS THE FRIULIAN VILLAGE WHERE MY PARENTS WERE BORN. THE RAMANDOLO CLUB IS A BED AN BREAKFAST OWNED AND MANAGED BY MY COUSIN FERRUCCIO DRI. THE PHOTOS ABOVE (COURTESY OF DORIANO DEGANO AND FERRUCCIO) SHOW SOME OF THE SIGHTS THAT KATHY AND DERRILL WILL BE SEEING ON THEIR VISIT. FERRUCCIO ALSO EXTENDS A SPECIAL INVITATION (BELOW) TO LNOSTRA-COSTA BLAGGA FANS IF THEY HURRY.




La Chiesa di Nimis (Second from bottom)


The SS. Gervasio and Protasio’s parish church is one of the most ancient Friuli’s worship buildings, as recent excavations have proved.
It was at the beginning a small basilica at the ancient “castrum” of Nemas which was built in the VIII century; it was then rebuilt until it became, after the year 1000, a church with nave and two aisles which are divided by a massive pillar that bears two round arches and which end with three semicircular apses. A wide eye was opened on the modified façade. There were modifications also in the following periods and the façade was different after the restoration works in 1898 and in 1934. the earthquake in 1976 undermined this building’s stability which has been recuperated during thorough restoration works, that affected the inner frescos too.
The most ancient frescos date back to the XIV century: on the triumphal arch there are three superimposed levels which picture Annunciation, Resurrection and Visitation, Madonna with the infant Jesus, the SS. Andrew and Leonard; in the intrados there are twelve half-length pictures that show the Saints; the walls near the triumphal arch picture, on the left, Creation of Eve, Madonna on the throne with the baby Jesus and two Saints, Archangel Michael who knocks down the demon and, on the right, Announcement to Joseph.
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Chiesa di Ramandolo, next to this Church is a bar located where we had a the famous Ramandolo Wine. (Third Photo from Top))


This beautiful votive church is preceded by a wide portico like many other religious structures in the upper Friuli and Carnia. To its side there is a massive belfry made with visible stones. The inner part is roofed with a groined vault and decorated with two frescoes by Gian Paolo Thanner and a wooden altarpiece, a humble work by Vincenzo da San Vito, realised in 1516.

The Road Sign of Ramandolo (Bottom Photo): note in small letters below indicating Ramandolo is part of Nimis...



Discovering Ramandolo DOCG (Top Photos)

Colli Orientali del Friuli - Nimis (UD) An old villa which has recently been restored, surrounded by vines, near the little church of Ramandolo. A delightful weekend immersed in the flavours of the past. Prices per person: € 75.00 per person per night (for a minimum of 2 persons) Program Saturday: - Arrival and check-in in the room reserved - Welcome tasting of Ramandolo DOCG wine in the period cellar of the villa, accompanied by traditional local products - Free time - Dinner in a rustic farmhouse setting with the traditional cuisine of Friuli (drinks not included) - Overnight stay Sunday: - Breakfast at RamandoloClub - Guided tour of a cellar with tastings of Ramandolo wine and visits to the vineyards - Departure The price includes: - 1 night’s stay in a family suite with breakfast at the Ramandolo Club - a welcome tasting of Ramandolo DOCG wine in the period cellar of the villa, accompanied by traditional local products - 1 dinner in a rustic farmhouse setting with the traditional cuisine of Friuli (drinks not included) - guided tour of a cellar with tastings of Ramandolo wine and visits to the vineyards The price does not include: - a single room supplement of € 15.00 per person per night - all other items not mentioned in the ‘price includes’ section - registration fee of € 15.00 per person Reductions: Reduction for a 3rd/4th bed for children aged 2-6: 50% Reduction for a 3rd/4th bed for children aged 6-13: 30% Reduction for a 3rd adult’s bed: 20% Period of validity: from 13 of April to 30 September 2007


2 comments:

kathy and derrill said...

GB: I received the following e-mail from Kathy and Derrill. Notice that they write in some sort of code. Probably to confuse the CIA as to their whereabouts. ivn



Sooo- we finished the Geology and R on way to Nimis. D just talked to Ferrucio on his cell 2 tell him we arrive 2morrow. We R on way from Regensburg, Germ. To Salzburg, Austria 2 stay night. We've been all the way up at Chemnitz, Germ. By the Czech border. Probaby arrive at Ramandolo @ this time tomorrow - check ur map. More tomorr. We just x'd Danube for 3rd x. K

jerry mungai said...

Your cousin has a very nice looking place. I would like to visit Italy someday (God willing) in the north and rent a place for a couple of weeks and tour by car, with my sons. Alas, that is difficult with one in NYC and the other in Shanghai, China.
Jerry M.

GB: Jerry. I know how difficult it is to get everyone together in one place at the same time. Hopefully your sons will realize that the time is now for us, not some later date (way) down the road. ivn0