Poffabbro has been named as one among the ten most beautiful Italian Borghi. A "Borgo" is a group of houses, a small town within the town. Of course the translation is not correct, because you can find "Borghi" just in Italy so there is no translation for English!
Anyway, every year, at Christmas time, Poffabro is named "il Paese dei Presepi" (= the town of the cribs) There are almost a hundred cribs in the town: every house, every balcony, every window, every little corner has its own crib, made by residents and artists coming from all over the region. Cribs are very nice because they are all different and made of different materials. It is very nice to walk around and look at them.
Local people sell hot chocolate and hot wine to drink as you visit the town, and Christmas songs are played.
Poffabbro is near the montain, so the weather is generally cold and it usually snows. The town is ever more enchanting with the snow.
This local festival deserves a visit.
For more pictures, visit the travelogue on my Maniago page
Poffabbro is a tiny town up the montain, very close to Maniago. It was named by a famous Italian travel-magazine, "Airone", as one of the 10 most beautiful Italian "borghi". Every first Sunday of September there is a special festival, called "Paesi Aperti" (which means "open towns"). There are lots of people walking and taking pictures, singers singing on the streets, local artisans selling their goods and local people cooking regional cuisine to taste. This tiny town is really cute and deserves a visit. The atmosphere is really relaxing and it seems so far from everything. This town is 7 kilometres far from Maniago.
I have been asked about the meaning of "BORGO". Well, I checked in the dictionary but the best translation is "small village". It's like a "small town within the town", something like an ancient built-up area
1 Reviews and Opinions
Viale Della Vittoria 3, Maniago, 33085, Italy
Good for: Couples
This is a really nice restaurant in Budoia, near Maniago/Aviano. My boyfriend brought me here for my 25th birthday and we spent a really pleasent evening. The setting is superb, expecially if you dine outside: the restaurant is up the mountain and you have a great view. It is nice dining outsite at summer time, but it might be freezing at winter time.
Tip: if you decide to dine outside at summer time don't forget to bring a jacket because it may be cool.
Favorite Dish: This restaurant has really good dishes with mushrooms. I love mushrooms, so I found everything really great. You can enjoy Italian food as well as seasonal and regional cuisine. Desserts are superb as well. Also President Clinton has dined here, while visiting the Aviano military based! Have a look at the restaurant web site. Tip: I highly recommend booking in advance
please notice that prices are little expensive but I suggest dinig here, expecially for romantic dinners!!
Le Chalet offers excellent seasonal cuisine at very rasonable prices. That's what I ate yesterday night:
tagliata (meat) with mushrooms and polenta
a slice of home made cake
sparkling water for 16 €
I really suggest eating at this restaurant. The ambience is really nice, the restaurant is up the montain and, if the weather is nice, you get stunning views of the surrounding hills. Eating outside may be pleasant at summer time. At winter time it might be freezing!
Favorite Dish: The menu offers a wide choice of seasonal and regional cuisine. I suggest trying the regional cuisine, ask the waiter what you'll eat because there are no explanations in the menu. There are also some fixed menu for something like 20 € per person. You can also eat pizza but I haven't tried it so I don't know how it is.
This restaurant offers great lunch buffet for those who work in the Maniago area.
Favorite Dish: I had lunch here with my collegues. The restaurant is really clean and the buffet offers a wide choice of fresh Italian pasta (three different kinds), different kinds of meat, fresh salads, french fries, potatoes... Menu changes every day. The food is really tasty and also healthy. Quality is also excellent and price is really low.
1 vegetables pasta
1 bottle of mineral water
for 4 euro!
Well, mine is the only page on Maniago ever created on VT. Of course, Maniago is not an holiday destination , but it may be a great "off the beaten path" trip if you are around. I personally like it very much. Italy is such a beautiful country and all regions are really different one to another. If you are a real traveller, you will surely notice it. Well, Maniago is a nice town of the Friuli Venezia Giulia. Have a trip here to taste the atmosphere of Friuli and try its tasty cuisine!! I promise, you won't be disappointed!