Born to the nobility. Joined the Franciscans as a teenager. Priest. Noted preacher throughout the region. Known for his austere lifestyle, strict devotion to the Franciscan rule, and charity to the poor.
- c.1349 at Valle, Istria, Venetian Republic (in modern Croatia) of natural causes
- buried at the convent of Michael the Archangel near Valle where he had lived all his adult life
- the convent was abandoned in 1418
- residents of the nearby town of Porec tried to steal his relics in 1564; legend says that the cask containing them grew heavier and heavier the farther they went until it was too heavy to move; only the residents of Valle were able to pick it up, taking the relics back to Julian’s home town
- 26 February 1793 by Pope Pius VI (plenary indulgence granted for celebrating his memorial)
- 23 February 1910 by Pope Pius X (cultus confirmed)
- “Blessed Julian Cesarello de Valle“. CatholicSaints.Info. 2 May 2013. Web. 24 February 2017. <>