If you are looking for a new and off-the-beaten path destination, in an ideal location nearby Venice, look no further: live Pordenone and surroundings like a local!
Here you find 6 reasons that make Pordenone an ideal destination.
THE STRATEGIC POSITION
Easily accessible by car, train or plane, Pordenone is less than 60 km far from Venice, less than 100 km from Trieste and Padua, a 2-hour journey from Ljubljana and Verona.
It is the ideal starting point for some of the most famous itineraries in the area: Prosecco road, Collio, Trieste and Miramare castle, Slovenia, Carso and more.
The accommodation facilities of Pordenone Province offer the best value for money in the whole area.
ONE TERRITORY, MANY ATTRACTIONS
Starting from the city of Pordenone, called the “painted city”, with its frescoed palaces, Habsburg coat of arms, elegant arcades and Renaissance buildings, you will discover within its territory many tourist gems that leave you breathless.
Sacile, the “Garden of the Serenissima”, 6 of the Most Beautiful villages in Italy, the wild and steppic nature of the Magredi, the emerald lake of Barcis, the spectacular canyon of Strada Vecchia della Val Cellina and the Dolomites, are just some of the magical places to visit in this area.
FOOD AND WINE
First things first: in Pordenone and Friuli Venezia Giulia people love…. drinking!
The white wines of Friuli are listed among the best in the world and here you can enjoy quality products such as Friulano or Ribolla at really low prices.
Here you find both Austrian and Slovenian influences, combined with ingredients from the Adriatic coast. Local products, which often derive from a poor, rural and delicious tradition, play a relevant role: some, like the delicious Pitina, the Red Onion or the Formadi Frant, have become real Slow Food products in recent years, thus protected and enhanced. What else? The two true “kings” of the Friulian cuisine: the frico, a Montasio cheese and potatoes pie, and the San Daniele ham ( the most famous ham factories are only 40 minutes from Pordenone!).
Pordenone area is characterized by a great cultural vivacity that can be found in traditional institutions, such as the Mosaic School of Spilimbergo, and in modern museums, like PAFF, the first Comics museum in Italy. A territory rich in art: from Roman ruins, to medieval villages such as Valvasone and Polcenigo, to modern art exhibitions organized by European contemporary artists, Pordenone is a pole of art and culture that truly will amaze you.
Traditional culture is not your thing? Do you find it too boring to explore the cultural and natural attractions of Pordenone and surroundings in a “classic” way? This territory offers many possibilities for those who want to experience various activities: from spectacular canyoning experiences to winter sports (downhill and cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice climbing), to trekking and Nordic walking itineraries, to discovering the local fauna and flora in the Friulian Dolomites Park (have you ever done phototrekking?), golf, mountain biking …
If you like relaxing and contemplate “forks lifting” in your sporting activities only, you have many possibilities! Guided tours and tastings in local wineries, cooking lessons in Friuli, theme menus in the best restaurants of the area, and much more options are waiting for you!
Exhibitions, museums, such as the one dedicated to the designer Harry Bertoia, and internationally renowned events such as Pordenonelegge and the Silent Film Festival: the territory of Pordenone proposes events, reenactments, cultural festivals and initiatives all year round.