Pordenone: Culture everywhere

From exhibitions to museums, to churches, historical palaces, castles, the Most Beautiful Villages in Italy… Pordenone and its surroundings will amaze you thanks to a rich cultural variety.

Elegant frescoed palaces, museums and shopping

Pordenone, the painted city, welcomes us with many frescoed palaces telling the story of the powerful families who lived there: its main street, Corso Vittorio Emanuele, is proudly called by locals “Grand Canal”, thanks to elegant facades, museums (Ricchieri museum and Bertoia Gallery), and many shops, wine bars and restaurants.

But local attractions do not end with Pordenone!

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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 Venetian-style theater. 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 by the local Cutlery 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.

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Each of them presents some true gems: let’s start with Valvasone, a pretty medieval village with a castle that holds a the smallest private theatre in Italy; 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!

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