Emigration from Friuli to France between 1820 and 1970
1820-1914 – Mosaic workers, terrazzo workers and bricklayers in France.
Matteo Ermacora

The first to arrive in this transalpine republic at the beginning of the nineteenth century were small groups of mosaic workers and terrazzo workers from the right bank of the Tagliamento river, who devoted themselves to the restoration of ancient Roman mosaics and to the decoration of public and private palaces, using innovative techniques. The urban sprawl which occurred at the end of the century further attracted bricklayers and stone masons from the mountain areas and nearby valleys; in any case the migratory flows towards France were considerably fewer compared to those directed towards the neighbouring Empires of Central Europe.