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Pordenone is a charming commune in Italy, located more exactly within the Pordenone province, in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region. The history of Pordenone goes back to the Middle Ages, when it was created as a river port on the river Nincello and named Portus Naonis. Pordenone has started to develop ever since and has now become a nice city. According to the 2010 census, Pordenone has a total population of 51,723 residents and spans on a total area of 14.7 square miles (38.2 sq km). Even though it is not as developed as other Italian cities, Pordenone will surely provide you with a beautiful holiday.
Top Attractions within Pordenone
Corso Vittorio Emanuele II is a great avenue in Pordenone. The corso is home to numerous Gothic and Renaissance edifices, but it also has many cafes, shops and restaurants that will provide you with a pleasant and relaxing walk.
The Cathedral of St. Mark (Duomo) is a beautiful religious site dating back to 1363, when it was built in an exceptional Romanesque-Gothic architectural style. After two restorations, one in the 16th century and one in the 18th century, the cathedral looks great. Inside the cathedral you will find many artworks, including a famous fresco of San Rocco and an altarpiece by Giovanni Antonio de' Sacchis.
Palazzo Ricchieri is another architectural masterpiece in Pordenone. Originally, the palace was a tower-house built in the 13th century. Later on, it was adapted as a mansion and now it is home to the Town Art Museum, where numerous artworks and objects are put on display.
Castello di Torre (Tower Castle) is a massive castle from the 12th century, residence if the Ragogna family. Currently, the castle is home to the Western Fruili Archaeological Museum, which features a wide array of archaeological collections.
Restaurants. The best and most popular restaurants in Pordenone include Ristorante da Issa, Weest, Marco Polo, La Ferrata, Villa Monica, Al Cavaliere Perso, Cioccolateria Peratoner, Al Gallo, and many others.