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Immersed in the Oltrepò Pavese, the village of Fortunago represents the example of recovery and enhancement of the historical heritage, respecting its environmental, economic and human characteristics. The whole center of the village has been restored to its former glory with the use of local materials: stone and terracotta.
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Fortunago  |
Fortunago
Town hall  |
Town hall
The church  |
The church
Large window  | stefano cellai/shutterstock
Large window
stefano cellai/shutterstock
Aero view  |
Aero view
Fortunago by night  |
Fortunago by night
A glimpse Fortunago  |
A glimpse Fortunago
Panoramic View  |
Panoramic View
Saint Eusebio  |
Saint Eusebio
A look at Fortunago
A look at Fortunago

About the village

Fortunago (Fortünagh in oltrepadano dialect) is located in the Oltrepò Pavese, in Lombardy. Known since the X century, Fortunago had local lords, vassals of the Bishop of Tortona, but in 1164 it became part of the territory subject to the town of Pavia. In the fifteenth century was enfeoffed subsequently to the Dal Verme, in 1546 it was bought by the Malaspina of Oramala, already marquises of Godiasco. Combined with the Bobbiese to the Kingdom of Sardinia in 1743, on the basis of the Treaty of Worms, became part of the province of Bobbio.

All the village center was brought back to the ancient splendor with the use of local materials: stone and cooked. In the main square from an original fountain springs not only natural water source but also sparkling water (obviously made such a small concealed vision plant that provides carbon dioxide). The houses of Fortunago are perched on the steep slope of a hill, dominated by the church and the municipal palace. The streets are the characteristics of medieval villages, narrowed in the middle of stone walls. The stone houses decorated with balconies, sills and loggia contribute to the quiet atmosphere of the place and the impression of being in another time. The highest part of the country is formed by a plateau at about 600 meters above sea level, offering a wonderful view over the Oltrepò and is a protected area, a park full of forests of oak, oak, maple, white poplar, ornamental, chestnut , cherry, sorgo, hornbeam, birch, hawthorn and other essences that make up the highland hilltop forest. The floral natural vegetation is also rich in protected species: anemones, orchids, bellies, leucos, buccanees, lily of the valley, cyclamen, holly, many qualities of officinal herbs and fruits of the undergrowth: strawberries, raspberries, mushrooms and truffles. As far as wildlife is concerned, the territory of the reserve has been defined as a "sacred hill" for the nesting of various species of birds of prey and protected bird life, such as tusk, zigolo, capinera, nightingale, white ballerina and cox. Numerous the presence of deer and goats.

Completely restored in ancient forms, the fortunago village is an example of recovery and valorisation of historical heritage, respecting its environmental, economic and human characteristics. A well-preserved landscape and an integrative nature extending over this hilly hill of Oltrepò characterized by the work of its people who, with activities rich in creative, agritouristic, wine-growing, agro-food, value-conscious, traditions express a way of being and living in harmony with the territory and the environment.

Fortunago was also the location of the film The Human Capital of Paolo Virzì. In July 2015 Fortunago has been beaten the singular record of preparation and baking of the heavier agnolotto in the world, of 148 kg.

Village of Fortunago
Municipality of Fortunago
Province of Pavia
Region Lombardia

Inhabitants: 383
Altitude center: 482 m a.s.l.

The Municipality is part of:
I Borghi più belli d'Italia

Municipality of Fortunago
Piazza Aldo Moro 1 - Fortunago (PV)
Tel. 0383-875213

BY CAR

  • From Milan: Take the A7 highway, exit at Casei Gerola, continue towards Casei, take the SP 206, continue on the Tangenziale di Voghera towards Casteggio / Piacenza, pass Voghera, continue on the SS 10, continue towards Torrazza Coste, pass the hamlets of Schizzola, Arpesina, continue towards Fortunago.
  • From Bologna: From the A14 highway continue on the A1 highway, follow the direction to Piacenza, near Piacenza continue on the A21 highway, exit at Casteggio / Casatisma, take the SS 35 towards Casteggio / Voghera, near Montebello della Battaglia, continue on the SS 10, pass the town of Casteggio, continue on the SP 203 and follow the indications for Fortunago.
  • From Genoa: From the A7 highway, follow the direction to Piacenza, continue on the A21 highway, exit at Voghera, take the Tangenziale di Voghera, pass Voghera, continue on the SS 10, continue towards Torrazza Coste, take the SP 138 and follow the indications for Fortunago.
  • From La Spezia: From the A15 highway, follow the direction of Milan, continue on the A1 del Sole highway, follow the direction for Piacenza, near Piacenza continue on the A21 highway, exit at Casteggio / Casatisma, take the SS 35 towards di Casteggio / Voghera, take the Tangenziale di Casteggio, near Montebello della Battaglia, continue on the SS 10, pass the town of Casteggio, continue on the SP 203 and follow the signs for Fortunago.
  • From Brescia: Take the A21 motorway in the direction of Turin, exit at Casteggio / Casatisma, take the SS 35 in the direction of Casteggio / Voghera, take the Tangenziale di Casteggio, near Montebello della Battaglia, continue on the SS 10, pass the town of Casteggio, continue on the SP 203 and follow the signs for Fortunago.
  • From Pavia: Take the SS 35, pass Borgo Ticino, take the Casteggio ring road, near Montebello della Battaglia, continue on the SS 10, pass the town of Casteggio, continue on the SP 203 and follow the directions for Fortunago.

BY PLANE

  • Milan Linate Airport
  • Genoa airport
  • Milan Malpensa Airport
  • Bergamo airport
  • Parma airport

BY SEA

  • Port of Genoa

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11.02 Kilometers from Fortunago

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