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NATURE

The “Regina del bosco” resides in an area called “Il Bosco” part o the park “ Stella”, which is an area safeguarded by the European Union as a Site of Communal Importance.
Immersed in the passage of the river “Stella”, it's surrounded by natural riparian forests, in which it's possible to glimpse olle fed by peculiar fresh water springs, unparalleled features that shape the microclimate, which favores the flourishing of endemic plants.
In the back of the main house, there is an ancient vineyard, comprised of centuries old native varieties, representing an articulated morphology that represents the culture of the past.
Studies were made about it that were published in the book titled: Vines in the history and culture of Friuli

HISTORY

Since Roman times, the land was a strategic site: The clay soil and the wood from the forests were essential raw materials for the furnaces, and the river Stella, formerly called “Anaxum”, was a strategic transit route.
During the medieval period it was called “Il bosco di Isernico” (the forest of Isernico).
It remained for centuries an island of the empire, a small Austro-Hungarian possession inside a territory controlled by the Venetian Republic or “Serenissima”.  Inevitably disputes arose regarding the borders of theese two territories, and
eventually in the year 1753, after several centuries of discussions, the two  parties came to an agreement, "tracing" the boundaries of this land.
As a result a winged lion was displayed on the front of the main house, as a simble of the new found state of peace of the “Serenissima”.


DESCRIPTION

“ La Regina del bosco” (The Queen of the Forest), an old farmhouse in an isolated area surraunded by woods inside an area with deep historical roots, to the east there is a primitive road called "Stradon" of the villa of Isernico, to the south we find the old road that leeds to Isernico and to the west the ancient road “Anaxum” , ancient Roman name for the river Stella, which at certain times of the year is covered in a mysterious fog.

The farmhouse structure shows medival features,in fact several roman ruins are clarly visible on the walls, and it's not surprising that for years archaeological excavations in the area have been bringing to light remains of a Roman past.
The house acquired its name from Lady Regina (Queen), one of the last people who lived in the structure and passed on the ancient legend that surrounds the place.

The legend begins in the late fifth century, when the plain of Friuli was devastated by the invasion of the Huns led by Attila, who wounded went into seclusion in the “Bosco” area to save his life.
It is said that during these invasions, the Romans hid gold and tresure to avoid looting, and in the early years of the twentieth century, peasants plowing the countryside near the "Prats of Albin" uncovered jars filled with gold. The peasants then hid the treasure and went home to celebrate, but when they returned the next day to  recover the spoils they didn't find anything. It is speculated that some hunter saw the situation and anticipated the peasants in the recovery of gold.
Or perhaps  the peasants hid it in that place that Lady Queen cared and protected with much love and dedication: and that no one dares to violate to this today.