Nimis, built in the Roman period together with its hamlets and villages, had a very strategic importance in the Friuli’s Longobard duchy and offers one of the most ancient places of worship of our region: the SS. Gervasio and Protasio’s parish church. It was built on the ruins of a pre-Christian temple near the Castrum Nemas in the VIIIth century and it became a church with nave and two aisles around 1300.

Very interesting are the castle of Cergneu, the seventeenth-century Madonna delle Pianelle’s sanctuary and the fifteenth-century S. Giovanni Battista’s church, from which you could appreciate the wonderful valley called Ramandolo where the homonymous wine, the first Friuli’s DOCG, is produced.

It is a green amphitheatre made of ancient and laborious terraces that are put well in order on the sweet hills at the foot of the Bernadia, where the peculiar climate mix intense sun and gentle and persistent rains; this mount, surrounded by luxuriant beechwoods, elms and acacias which are used in order to produce Nimis’ honey, make you remember nature’s spiritual vitality in Celtic legends and magic rituals.

Nimis is one of the 438 Italian wine-cities thanks to the great typicalness and quality of its wines, but also because its area gives its name to the Ramandolo, which is linked to this commune in a historic, traditional and cultural way.

The Land of Refosco di Faedis