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Aviano

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Aviano, is an Italian village, comune, of 9,270 inhabitants in the province of Pordenone at the foot of the Dolomites mountain range in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, northern Italy.Aviano is home to the C.R.O. a cancer research centre, one of the few in Italy and reference point for north-east Italy.Near the town there is also the Piancavallo ski resort.HistoryAlthough Aviano has been inhabited only since the 10th century AD, evidence of a human presence dates to before the Romans entered the area in 186 BC. Most historians believe that Aviano developed with a commercial center located where present day Aviano is situated and a cultural and defensive center in the castle area. Aviano was a possession of the Patriarchal State of Friuli until 1420, when it came under the influence of the Venetian Republic. Aviano became a part of the Italian State in 1866.LandmarksReligious buildingsThe Cathedral of San Zenone, built between 1775 and 1832. It has paintings from the 16th and 17th centuries, one of which attributed to Paolo Veronese's school.The church of St. Gregory, in the frazione of Castello, with a precious fresco cycle of the Passion of Christ .Sanctuary of the Madonna del Monte, built in 1615 on the site of a Marian apparition, was remodeled in the Baroque style.Church of Santa Caterina, in the frazione of Marsure, built in the fifteenth century and richly frescoed with scenes from the life of Santa.Parish Church of Giais, retains a baroque altarpiece of O. Gortanutti.Parish Church of San Martino . Guards inside a canvas of Pomponio Amalteo and some wooden works of the seventeenth century.Church of San Floriano of the fifteenth century.
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