Villa Iachia in Ruda
Villa Iachia it is the ideal destination for those looking for a new way of doing things overnight stay in Friuli Venezia Giulia, which combines the pleasure of tranquility in a historic residence in the Friuli countryside with the desire to explore and learn about places, people and cultures.
The ancient residence is barycentric compared to the most beautiful places in Friuli Venezia Giulia, both those of naturalistic and landscape interest and historical-artistic, both food and wine and sports.
Located a few minutes drive fromairport Trieste-Ronchi dei Legionari, from Villa Iachia everything is within a few kilometers: for example the beaches of Grado, archaeological park of Aquileia, the story of Palmanova e Cividale del Friuli the hills and the wineries del Collio, the routes of the Great War on the Karst, the naturalistic and faunistic oases of the Isonzo and Marano Lagunare mouths, the Julian Alps.
Also Trieste, Venice and nearby Slovenia, with its casinos, are easily accessible.
But the pleasure of returning to the Villa, will be to immerse yourself in an oasis of tranquility and silence and in seductive atmospheres of the past.
The Villa has remained exactly as it was in the past, with its original interiors, the furnishings, the light and the aromas of the past.
in this context it will be really nice to take a bath in pool and then relax in the Casaccia or stroll through the large centuries-old park.
An exclusive location to spend le holidays, to celebrate weddings as well as organizing private events in a historic villa.
The history of Villa Iachia
Villa Iachia it is a historic home founded in early eighteenth century, between the 1870 and 1880 Giacomo Davide Iachia founded a model farm that became one of the most important in the area.
The company extended from the lands of Ruda to those of Aquileia, Campolongo al Torre and Fiumicello, from which it produced wine, fruit and vegetables, sugar beets and, later, also tobacco, destined for Trieste and the Istrian market.
Most of the company's lands were destroyed during the Great War, when the Villa was transformed into a field hospital, but the great willpower of James Iachia in the restoration of the activity earned him the gold medal awarded in 1922 by the Provincial Committee for the resurgence of the Gorizia in the competition for the reconstruction of damaged areas.
The Iachia family, owner of the Villa for over two hundred years, arrived in Trieste towards the end of the 700 and was part of the city's high-class bourgeoisie.
Giacomo Iachia (1884-1960) married Jole Vivante (1895-1970), the newest daughter of Giuseppe Vivante and Natalia Schmitz, sister of the famous writer Italo Svevo.
The couple settled in Palazzo Vivante (former Palazzo Corti), where in the 1918 Emanuele Filiberto Duca d'Aosta had placed the command of the Third Army, using Villa Iachia as a country residence.
In the 1940 the company was divided into fifteen colonies in sharecropping and extended for about 200 hectares. The average production of the company was 700 quintals of wine, 1200 of wheat, 2000 of maize, 40.000 plants of tobacco of Kentucky, 2000 of beets and 200 of peaches, which won numerous quality prizes.
The remaining fields were transformed into artificial lawns in rotation and silkworms were also raised.
During the Second World War the Iachia family, like many others of Jewish origins, had to flee from Trieste.
Palazzo Vivante became a garrison first of the fascists, then of the Nazi troops, finally it was heavily remodeled by the bombing.
Two brothers of Jole died in the rice-bin of San Sabba in the 1943, while the sons and nephews partly joined the partisans and in part escaped to Switzerland. The Iachia farm was requisitioned in the same way by the German troops, undergoing thefts and confiscations.
After the war, the family decided to leave Trieste permanently, to move to Bologna.
The farm suffered a strong downsizing: during the sixties the last crops were suspended and the condominium fields were run; the last settlers received the house they lived in as a good exit.
Gino Giuseppe Iachia, at the death of his parents, had some farm buildings restored and for a certain period he dedicated himself to the cultivation and sale of Christmas trees.
Services: wedding locations and events in Friuli
Weddings: from 1.500 to 3.000 Euro
Corporate events: from 500 euros
Various events: from 500 euros
Responsible: Andrea Iachia
Places of interest nearby