Town in Friuli-Venezia-Giulia region, N Italy, on the Isonzo, SE of Udine; Industries include textiles, furniture, and paper. It has a 16th-century castle, and was a cultural center during Hapsburg rule.
It was part of the Austro-Hungarian empire until captured by the Italians during World War I. They initially took the town after a three-day battle Aug 1916, but lost it again Oct 1917, only to recover it late 1918. The town was formally made part of Italy in the postwar settlement.