Pordenone Province

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Location of Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Area: 7,856 km²
Population: 1.2 million
Density: 154/km²
Capital: Trieste

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  • Gorizia
    • Capriva del Friuli
      Cormons
      Doberdò del Lago
      Dolegna del Collio
      Farra d'Isonzo
      Fogliano Redipuglia
      Gorizia
      Gradisca d'Isonzo
      Grado
      Mariano del Friuli
      Medea
      Monfalcone
      Moraro
      Mossa
      Romans d'Isonzo
      Ronchi dei Legionari
      Sagrado
      San Canzian d'Isonzo
      San Floriano del Collio
      San Lorenzo Isontino
      San Pier d'Isonzo
      Savogna d'Isonzo
      Staranzano
      Turriaco
      Villesse

  • Pordenone
    • Andreis
      Arba
      Arzene
      Aviano
      Azzano Decimo
      Barcis
      Brugnera
      Budoia
      Caneva
      Casarsa della Delizia
      Castelnovo del Friuli
      Cavasso Nuovo
      Chions
      Cimolais
      Claut
      Clauzetto
      Cordenons
      Cordovado
      Erto e Casso
      Fanna
      Fiume Veneto
      Fontanafredda
      Frisanco
      Maniago
      Meduno
      Montereale Valcellina
      Morsano al Tagliamento Pasiano di Pordenone
      Pinzano al Tagliamento
      Polcenigo
      Porcia
      Pordenone
      Prata di Pordenone
      Pravisdomini
      Roveredo in Piano
      Sacile
      San Giorgio della Richinvelda
      San Martino al Tagliamento
      San Quirino
      San Vito al Tagliamento
      Sequals
      Sesto al Reghena
      Spilimbergo
      Tramonti di Sopra
      Tramonti di Sotto
      Travesio
      Vajont
      Valvasone
      Vito d'Asio
      Vivaro
      Zoppola

  • Trieste
    • Duino-Aurisina
      Monrupino
      Muggia
      San Dorligo della Valle - Dolina
      Sgonico
      Trieste

  • Udine
    • Aiello del Friuli
      Amaro
      Ampezzo
      Aquileia
      Arta Terme
      Artegna
      Attimis
      Bagnaria Arsa
      Basiliano
      Bertiolo
      Bicinicco
      Bordano
      Buja
      Buttrio
      Camino al Tagliamento
      Campoformido
      Campolongo Tapogliano
      Carlino
      Cassacco
      Castions di Strada
      Cavazzo Carnico
      Cercivento
      Cervignano del Friuli
      Chiopris-Viscone
      Chiusaforte
      Cividale del Friuli
      Codroipo
      Colloredo di Monte Albano
      Comeglians
      Corno di Rosazzo
      Coseano
      Dignano
      Dogna
      Drenchia
      Enemonzo
      Faedis
      Fagagna
      Fiumicello
      Flaibano
      Forgaria nel Friuli
      Forni Avoltri
      Forni di Sopra
      Forni di Sotto
      Gemona del Friuli
      Gonars
      Grimacco
      Latisana
      Lauco
      Lestizza
      Lignano Sabbiadoro
      Ligosullo
      Lusevera
      Magnano in Riviera
      Majano
      Malborghetto Valbruna
      Manzano
      Marano Lagunare
      Martignacco
      Mereto di Tomba
      Moggio Udinese
      Moimacco
      Montenars
      Mortegliano
      Moruzzo
      Muzzana del Turgnano
      Nimis
      Osoppo
      Ovaro
      Pagnacco
      Palazzolo dello Stella
      Palmanova
      Paluzza
      Pasian di Prato
      Paularo
      Pavia di Udine
      Pocenia
      Pontebba
      Porpetto
      Povoletto
      Pozzuolo del Friuli
      Pradamano
      Prato Carnico
      Precenicco
      Premariacco
      Preone
      Prepotto
      Pulfero
      Ragogna
      Ravascletto
      Raveo
      Reana del Rojale
      Remanzacco
      Resia
      Resiutta
      Rigolato
      Rive D'Arcano
      Rivignano
      Ronchis
      Ruda
      San Daniele del Friuli
      San Giorgio di Nogaro
      San Giovanni al Natisone
      San Leonardo
      San Pietro al Natisone
      San Vito al Torre
      San Vito di Fagagna
      Santa Maria La Longa
      Sauris
      Savogna
      Sedegliano
      Socchieve
      Stregna
      Sutrio
      Taipana
      Talmassons
      Tarcento
      Tarvisio
      Tavagnacco
      Teor
      Terzo d'Aquileia
      Tolmezzo
      Torreano
      Torviscosa
      Trasaghis
      Treppo Carnico
      Treppo Grande
      Tricesimo
      Trivignano Udinese
      Udine
      Varmo
      Venzone
      Verzegnis
      Villa Santina
      Villa Vicentina
      Visco
      Zuglio

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Province of Pordenone, Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Livenza river, Sacile - Photo: Dani 7C3
The Province of Pordenone has an area of 2,273 square kilometres borders Veneto to the south and west and the province of Udine to the north and east. It has a varied landscape with rocky moutains in the north, gentle hills and deep, narrow valleys in the centre and endless plains in the south.
Pordenone ProvinceProvince of Pordenone, Friuli-Venezia Giulia

Full of tiny, charming villages, stunning parks, rivers with clear blue water, national parks, caves and ravines this province is quite rightly famous for its natural beauty. The deep roots of the complicated history of this area are evident everywhere and the old traditions and trades are still followed throughout the province. The Venetian and Austrian influences remain visible.

As with the other provinces in this region Pordenone has a thriving wine industry in which some very fine wines are produced.

Pordenone
The capital of the province of Pordenone is the town with the same name. Pordenone is not a large town but has the old historic centre surrounded by the new town which is modern but pleasantly laid out. Once a thriving river port the town is still very much centred around the Noncello river which runs through it.


Pordenone, Corso Vittorio Emanuele II - Photo: Sebi1

The old town is very well preserved and the main street is Corso Vittorio Emanuele II which is flanked by Gothic and Renaissance buildings, many with interesting frescoes. There are several palaces among these buildings including Palazzo Ricchieri which was built in the 13th century as a fortress but now housed the Civic Art Musuem. The Gothic Communal Palace, also built in the 13th century, has a clock tower which was added in the 16th century.

    The main sites include:

  • San Marco Cathedral - the cathedral was built in 1363 and has undergone restoration in the 16th and 18th centuries. It has a 79 metre high bell tower and a famouse fresco of San Rocco inside.
  • Castello di Torre - this was built in the 12th century and although it was once a residence it is now an Archaelogical Museum.

Aviano
Aviano is supposedly the birthplace of Italian aviation and an airbase was established there in 1911. Since the end of World War II Avaino Air Base has been used by the Americans.

The town also has the remains of a 10th century castle on a nearby hilltop, a cathedral and several interesting churches.


Piancavallo ski resort - Photo: G.F.S.

Aviano is also very close to the popular ski resort of Piancavallo.

Sacile
Once under the rule of the 'Most Serene Republic of Venice', Sacile is known as 'The Garden of Serenissima' due to the many palaces built along the river Livenza for Venetian nobility.

The old town lies across two islands on the river Livenza and it is unclear whether these islands are natural or man-made. The town was badly hit during both of the World Wars and an earthquake in 1936 caused severe damage to the ancient walls and many of the buildings.

Porcia
Not far from Pordenone is the village of Porcia with its imposing castle and the Villa Correr-Dolfin which is an important 17th century Venetian Villa.

Spilimbergo
The village has a charming centre with pretty buildings, a castle, a cathedral and the remains of the city walls. Spilimbergo is well known for its production of decorative floor and wall tiles. Since 1922 it has been home to the Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli (Mosaic School). You can have guided tours of the school, buy products in the shop or even take part in a short course.

Valvasone
Rich in history the small village of Valvasone has a medieval castle, a cathedral and many beautiful palaces.

Erto and Casso
The Vajont Dam is one of the tallest in the world and stands at 262 metres high with a width of 27 metres. In October, 1963, a massive landslide created a tsunami in the lake behind which swept over the top of the dam killing around 2000 people, flooding the plain and destroying all but two villages.


Street in Erto - Photo: G.F.S.

The two villages of Erto and Casso were only slightly damaged but the occupants were evacuated after the disaster. Erto and Casso remained uninhabited for three years but gradually, although forbidden to do so, many of the villagers started returning to their houses and the villages were reformed.

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Friuli-Venezia Giulia Information
Location of Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Area: 7,856 km²
Population: 1.2 million
Density: 154/km²
Capital: Trieste

Find a hotel in Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Provinces
Comunes
  • Gorizia
    • Capriva del Friuli
      Cormons
      Doberdò del Lago
      Dolegna del Collio
      Farra d'Isonzo
      Fogliano Redipuglia
      Gorizia
      Gradisca d'Isonzo
      Grado
      Mariano del Friuli
      Medea
      Monfalcone
      Moraro
      Mossa
      Romans d'Isonzo
      Ronchi dei Legionari
      Sagrado
      San Canzian d'Isonzo
      San Floriano del Collio
      San Lorenzo Isontino
      San Pier d'Isonzo
      Savogna d'Isonzo
      Staranzano
      Turriaco
      Villesse

  • Pordenone
    • Andreis
      Arba
      Arzene
      Aviano
      Azzano Decimo
      Barcis
      Brugnera
      Budoia
      Caneva
      Casarsa della Delizia
      Castelnovo del Friuli
      Cavasso Nuovo
      Chions
      Cimolais
      Claut
      Clauzetto
      Cordenons
      Cordovado
      Erto e Casso
      Fanna
      Fiume Veneto
      Fontanafredda
      Frisanco
      Maniago
      Meduno
      Montereale Valcellina
      Morsano al Tagliamento Pasiano di Pordenone
      Pinzano al Tagliamento
      Polcenigo
      Porcia
      Pordenone
      Prata di Pordenone
      Pravisdomini
      Roveredo in Piano
      Sacile
      San Giorgio della Richinvelda
      San Martino al Tagliamento
      San Quirino
      San Vito al Tagliamento
      Sequals
      Sesto al Reghena
      Spilimbergo
      Tramonti di Sopra
      Tramonti di Sotto
      Travesio
      Vajont
      Valvasone
      Vito d'Asio
      Vivaro
      Zoppola

  • Trieste
    • Duino-Aurisina
      Monrupino
      Muggia
      San Dorligo della Valle - Dolina
      Sgonico
      Trieste

  • Udine
    • Aiello del Friuli
      Amaro
      Ampezzo
      Aquileia
      Arta Terme
      Artegna
      Attimis
      Bagnaria Arsa
      Basiliano
      Bertiolo
      Bicinicco
      Bordano
      Buja
      Buttrio
      Camino al Tagliamento
      Campoformido
      Campolongo Tapogliano
      Carlino
      Cassacco
      Castions di Strada
      Cavazzo Carnico
      Cercivento
      Cervignano del Friuli
      Chiopris-Viscone
      Chiusaforte
      Cividale del Friuli
      Codroipo
      Colloredo di Monte Albano
      Comeglians
      Corno di Rosazzo
      Coseano
      Dignano
      Dogna
      Drenchia
      Enemonzo
      Faedis
      Fagagna
      Fiumicello
      Flaibano
      Forgaria nel Friuli
      Forni Avoltri
      Forni di Sopra
      Forni di Sotto
      Gemona del Friuli
      Gonars
      Grimacco
      Latisana
      Lauco
      Lestizza
      Lignano Sabbiadoro
      Ligosullo
      Lusevera
      Magnano in Riviera
      Majano
      Malborghetto Valbruna
      Manzano
      Marano Lagunare
      Martignacco
      Mereto di Tomba
      Moggio Udinese
      Moimacco
      Montenars
      Mortegliano
      Moruzzo
      Muzzana del Turgnano
      Nimis
      Osoppo
      Ovaro
      Pagnacco
      Palazzolo dello Stella
      Palmanova
      Paluzza
      Pasian di Prato
      Paularo
      Pavia di Udine
      Pocenia
      Pontebba
      Porpetto
      Povoletto
      Pozzuolo del Friuli
      Pradamano
      Prato Carnico
      Precenicco
      Premariacco
      Preone
      Prepotto
      Pulfero
      Ragogna
      Ravascletto
      Raveo
      Reana del Rojale
      Remanzacco
      Resia
      Resiutta
      Rigolato
      Rive D'Arcano
      Rivignano
      Ronchis
      Ruda
      San Daniele del Friuli
      San Giorgio di Nogaro
      San Giovanni al Natisone
      San Leonardo
      San Pietro al Natisone
      San Vito al Torre
      San Vito di Fagagna
      Santa Maria La Longa
      Sauris
      Savogna
      Sedegliano
      Socchieve
      Stregna
      Sutrio
      Taipana
      Talmassons
      Tarcento
      Tarvisio
      Tavagnacco
      Teor
      Terzo d'Aquileia
      Tolmezzo
      Torreano
      Torviscosa
      Trasaghis
      Treppo Carnico
      Treppo Grande
      Tricesimo
      Trivignano Udinese
      Udine
      Varmo
      Venzone
      Verzegnis
      Villa Santina
      Villa Vicentina
      Visco
      Zuglio

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