Hi everyone!!! We are a fifth form of the Gabriele D´Annunzio high-school in Gorizia.
This year our teacher proposed us to create a web site where we could promote our town. In this site you will find not only many useful pieces of information about the main attractions and the facilities but also culture and history of our town.

How to make whisky
- Water
- Barley
- Yeast

Step 1: Malting
The barley is made wet and spread on the malting floor to allow the germination process to start. A succession of chemical reactions change the starch contained in the barley in sugar. Later sugar will change into spirit.
The end of the germination is triggered by drying the germinating barley over a fire (kiln). This oven is often heated by peat. It is the smoke of the peat fire which gives some whiskies their particular flavour.

Step 2: Milling
When the malt is dry, it is grinded to make a kind of coarse flour which will be used in the next operations. This flour is called grist. Malt grinding is done with a malt mill in the distillery itself.

Step 3: Mashing
The grist will be mixed with hot water in the mash tun. This first operation will change the starch in fermented sugars. This sugared juice is called wort.

Step 4: Fermentation
To start the fermentation of the wort, yeast is added. The action of the yeast will produce alcohol. The wort starts bubbling.
The result of the fermentation is a sort of beer, but in this case hops won't be added: whisky will be distilled without alterations.

Step 5: Distillation

Nicolò Pacassi (1716, Wiener Neustadt - 1790, Vienna) was an Austrian architect of Italian (Gorizian) descent. He was born in Wiener Neustadt in Lower Austria in a family of merchants from Gorizia. In 1753 he was appointed court architect to Maria Theresa of Austria. He was commissioned many works throughout the Austrian Empire, mainly in Vienna, Prague and Buda. He also worked in his native Gorizia and Gradisca.
Maria Theresa of Austria to whom Schoenbrunn was made as a present by her father (who, himself, had shown but little interest in it) had decided to make it the imperial summer residence, after she was crowned. She ordered her architect-of-the-court to reshape the palace and garden in a way of the style of the Rococo era. At the end of the so-called Theresianian epoch, Schönbrunn Palace was a vigorous centre of Austria's empire and the imperial family, and stayed their summer residence until the more-or-less "abdication" of Charles I of Austria, in 1918. In the 19th century one name is closely connected with Schönbrunn's, Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria. He was born there, spent the majority of his life there and died there on November 21, 1916 in his sleeping room. Through the course of his 68-years reign, Schönbrunn Palace was seen as a Gesamtkunstwerk (total work of art) and remodelled in accordance with its history.
The Empress Maria Theresa initiated the renovation of the desolate complex of Prague Castle, damaged by the Prussian bombardment. In 1753 she entrusted this task to her court architect, Niccolo Pacassi. His design aimed to link up the individual buildings in the southern part of the Castle complex with a single monumental façade, and to create a new entrance space from the west. Between 1759-69, a cour d'honneur with a decorative railing and pillars adorned with sculptures by Ignaz Frantz Platzer was created in the area of the former moat.
Buda Castle The plans of the splendid, U-shaped Baroque palace with a cour d'honneur were drawn by Jean Nicolas Jadot, chief architect of the Viennese court. They were later modified by his successor, Nicolo Pacassi. The foundation stone of the palace was laid on 13 May 1749. In 1769 the palace was finished.
In 1791 the palace became the residence of the Habsburg Palatines of the Kingdom of Hungary. The palatinal court in Buda Castle was the centre of fashionable life and high society in the Hungarian capital.
In general the most important works of Nicolo Pacassi are:
- 1743 extension of Schloss Hetzendorf; Schloss_Schoenbrunn.jpg
- 1743-49 extension of Schönbrunn Palace (in the picture);
- 1749-58 Buda Castle;
- 1753-54 extension of Spanish hall of Prague Castle;
- 1753-75 Royal Palace of Prague Castle;
- 1761-63 Rebuilt the Theater am Kärntnertor, Vienna;
- 1770 Reconstruction of Prague's Cathedral St Vitus' Tower;
- 1766 Extension of Ballhausplatz;
- Palazzo Attems Petzenstein, Gorizia;
- Barock façade of Castello De Bosizio, Vorghesca

Progetto Spagnolo
èStoria nació de un proyecto presentado a las instituciones en 2004 y su primera representación fue a finales de mayo de 2005. Esta iniciativa se ideó para ofrecer a la región y a la ciudad una manifestación que les diera visibilidad desde el punto de vista histórico, cultural y turístico.
Esta manifestación consiste en una multitud de encuentros, películas, debates y conciertos sobre la historia de la humanidad. Los argumentos tratados se eligen según la sensibilidad de los autores. En las pasadas ediciones del evento fueron:
- en 2005 "Imperios"
- en 2007 "Revoluciones"
- en 2008 "Héroes"
- en 2009 "Patria"
Este año el tema será "Orientes".
Desde el punto de vista jurídico es una asociación que trata con las instituciones para encontrar medios de financiación, puesto que los costes de la organización son bastante elevados.
Otra actividad paralela al evento es "èStoriaBus", un autobús puesto a disposición de personas que quieran tener una visita guiada a los lugares de interés histórico de los que se ha hablado durante la manifestación.
Hoy en día se puede decir que es un evento muy importante a nivel mundial, de hecho en las ediciones pasadas hubo expertos que venían de muchos países europeos y extra-europeos.
Cada año las visitas por muchos tipos de público se incrementan, a la vez que aumentan en los autores siempre más las ganas de encontrar nuevos temas de tratar.
La manifestación se desarrolla en el centro de Gorizia, en los jardines públicos, por lo común a finales de mayo y dura tres días.

Filetto di manzo ai ferri
- 4 beef fillet steaks 2-3 cm high
- a little oil for the grill
Slitghly oil and heat well the grill. Lay down the steaks and brown them for 2-3 minutes for each side, but be careful not to perforate the meat.
Tip: to cook well the fillet it is necessary to put only few steaks on the grill, so the heat of the grill doesn't lower and the meat browns: in this way the meat take the caracteristic dark stripes.