5 Reasons not to visit Pordenone
Pordenone. We bet you have never heard of this Italian destination. We bet you would not be able to spot it on the Italian map; or to mention the 2 Unesco heritage sites in the area. Are we right? Let us tell you that Pordenone is not even known by Italian people, that mentally associate it with fog, boredom and grey sky. Are they right? Well, we are here to provide you with some info about Pordenone and its surroundings, fighting some prejudices Italian people have against this lovely town. So here is an ironic list of 5 reasons
not to visit Pordenone.
PORDENONE DOES NOT EXIST : according to Italian people, Pordenone comes second in the list of places that “do not exist” (or, easily said, that nobody knows or nobody has visited) after Molise, a Southern Italian region. Let’s clarify and explain that Pordenone exists: its Province, located on the border with Veneto Region (only one hour far from Venice) has been created in 1968, and Pordenone first officially appears in a document of 1204 as an important trading village. The ancient Portus Naonis, the port on the river Noncello, was really active during the Middle Ages, thanks to its strategic position (the river was an important “road” connecting the coast and the Alps). Come have a walk around Pordenone old town, called “the painted city”: you will admire frescoed palaces, Augsburg coats of arms, elegant porches and Renaissance buildings.