From exhibitions to museums, to churches, historical palaces and the Most Beautiful Villages in Italy…Pordenone and its surroundings will amaze you thanks to cultural richness and variety.
Elegant frescoed palaces, museums and shopping
Pordenone, the painted city, welcomes us with many frescoed palaces, which tell the story of the powerful families who lived there: its main course, Corso Vittorio Emanuele, is proudly called by the inhabitans “Grand Canal”, thanks to the elegant facades, museums (Ricchieri civic museum and Bertoia Gallery), and the numerous shops and bars that fill it with vivacity.
But the attractions of the area do not end with Pordenone!
Many small towns are definitely worth a visit!
Let’s start from Sacile, called the “Garden of the Serenissima”, where a walk through the canals with a spritz in the main square is a must!
San Vito al Tagliamento, full of historical buildings, hides a very special theater in Venetian style. Spilimbergo is home to one of the most renowned and unique mosaic schools in the world, as well as to a medieval and evocative old town. In Maniago the ancient art of cutlery has been handed down for several centuries, and is well represented in the local museum. Last but not least, Casarsa, that relives in the words of his most famous inhabitant, Pier Paolo Pasolini, who wrote here his first verses in Friulian.
6 Borghi più Belli d’Italia – Most Beautiful Villages in Italy
Each of them presents some unmissable gems: let’s start with Valvasone, a pretty medieval village with a castle that holds a tiny theatre; we continue with Sesto al Reghena, whose Benedictine Abbey dating back to the 8th century is one of the oldest in Europe. Also not to be missed are Polcenigo, a land of water, springs and historic buildings; Poffabro, a mountain village with a characteristic wood and stone architecture; Cordovado, a medieval village remembered by the immortal words of Ippolito Nievo; and Toppo di Travesio, whose imposing castle dominates the Friulian countryside. A mix of stories, suggestive corners and anecdotes not to be missed!