THE SAURIS VILLAGE: A BLEND OF HISTORY, CULTURE AND NATURE
Sauris (local language, Zahre) is a charming village in the karstic area of the Friuli Venezia Giulia region; it is member of the Club of Authentic Villages of Italy, the Alpine Pearls Association and the Committee of the Historical Germanic Linguistic Enclaves of Italy.
Historical features, cultural traditions, eating-and-drinking customs and fabulous landscape are harmoniously mixed together in Sauris
This ancient village is immersed in the Friulian mountains, where all visitors are enraptured by the warm and welcoming attitude of the villagers; after a winding road of about 15 km - part of which goes through tunnels carved in the rock - visitors are welcome to Sauris by a beautiful lake view.
Historical facts are compounded by legends and myths, according to which the formation of the Sauris community dates back to the thirteenth/fourteenth century, when two German soldiers, fleeing from the cruelty of war, arrived and settled down here, and with the immigrations from the Lessach and Puster Valleys in the thirteen century; indeed, the first document attesting the existence of this place dates back exactly to 1280.
Sauris’s historical and cultural heritage is kept at the archival museum, although numerous testimonies can also be found at every corner of the village and in every plate and handicraft. That’s right: the Sauris culture manifests itself in the food, such as ham, speck (salted smoked raw ham), cheese, the Zahre bier and the artisan creations made of fabric and wood.
The generous embrace of nature envelops all of this, with lush woodland surrounded by the mountains reflected in the peaceful lake.
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