Zuglio (Friulian: Zui) is a comune (municipality), former bishopric and Latin Catholic titular see in the Province of Udine in the northeastern Italian autonomous region Friuli-Venezia Giulia, located about 110 kilometres (68 mi) northwest of Trieste and about 45 kilometres (28 mi) northwest of Udine in the Val Bût.

Zui  (Friulian)
Comune di Zuglio
Coat of arms of Zuglio
Location of Zuglio
Zuglio is located in Italy
Location of Zuglio in Italy
Zuglio is located in Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Zuglio (Friuli-Venezia Giulia)
Coordinates: 46°27′44″N 13°1′30″E / 46.46222°N 13.02500°E / 46.46222; 13.02500Coordinates: 46°27′44″N 13°1′30″E / 46.46222°N 13.02500°E / 46.46222; 13.02500
RegionFriuli-Venezia Giulia
ProvinceUdine (UD)
FrazioniFielis, Formeaso, Sezza
 • MayorStelio Dorissa
 • Total8.3 km2 (3.2 sq mi)
425 m (1,394 ft)
 • Total633
 • Density76/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code0433
WebsiteOfficial website

Its territory includes the Pieve of San Pietro in Carnia, one of the oldest churches in Friuli. Zuglio is also home to an archaeological museum including remains from the old Roman town (Iulium Carnicum) and the whole Carnia.

Ecclesiastical historyEdit

The Church S. Pietro in Carnia
  • The Diocese of Zuglio (Italian) or Iulium Carnicum (in Latin) was established in 380 AD (or later according to the source) on territory -originally Cadorna and Carnia - split off from the then Diocese of Aquileia and became its suffragan at its elevation to (metropolitan) Patriarchate of Aquileia in 560. The strategic position on the Iulia Augusta (connecting Aquileia, by Monte Croce Carnico, to Aguntum in Noricum) brought wealth and extended jurisdiction
  • The barbaric invasions made the inhabitants flee the city, first probably translating their basilica and episcopal see up to San Pietro mount but abandoning Zuglio in 705 after a terrible raid by the Avars. The Longobard historian Paulus Diaconus notes that bishop Fidentius transferred his see to Cividale but his successor, Amatore, was chased there to in 737 by Patriarch Callixtus of Aquileia, who made Cividale his patriarchal see.
  • It was suppressed in 740 at bishop Amatore's death, its territory being merged into the Patriarchate of Aquileia, but retained the right to a cathedral chapter until the Napoleonic era. Its former Cathedral, S. Pietro in Carnia, in Zuglio, was not granted co-cathedral status. Carnia ended up in the Archdiocese of Udine, Cadore went in 1846 to the Diocese of Belluno.

Residential OrdinariesEdit

Suffragan Bishops of Zuglio

(Roman Rite) (incomplete)

  • Amantius = Amanzio(393 – death 413)
  • ...
  • Januarius = Ianuario (480 – death 490)
  • ...
  • Maxentius = Massensio (571? – 591?) [3]
  • ...
  • Fidenzio = Fidentius (705? – ?)
  • Amator(e) (737? – death ?740).

Titular seeEdit

In 1967 the diocese was nominally restored as Latin Catholic Titular bishopric of Zuglio (Italian) alias Iulium Carnicum.

It has had the following incumbents, of the fitting episcopal (lowest) rank or the higher archiepiscopal (intermediary) rank:

Twin townsEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  3. ^ Various traditional authors, following Italia sacra by Ferdinando Ughelli, list him (also named Maximus) as bishop of the Croatian Diocese of Pola

Sources and external linksEdit

  • Francesco Lanzoni, Le diocesi d'Italia dalle origini al principio del secolo VII (an. 604), vol. II, Faenza 1927, pp. 895–896