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Pordenone is a small town in Friuli Venezia Giulia. Its elegant historic centre is rich in historical, artistic and natural beauty. Surrounded by its marvellous frescoed palaces and bathed by one of the longest rivers in Europe, the city is a symphony of colours.



town hall

The Town Hall is a symbol of the city and stands on Corso Vittorio Emanuele. Built on the highest part of the promontory in the 13th century in brick, it overlooks the waters of the Noncello River. The trapezoidal building has a façade between arches, the central part of which is an arcade loggia. The upper part features a large astronomical-lunar clock. On the top were placed two “moors,” holding the shield with the city’s coat of arms, made of stone and striking the hours.

(Fonte immagine: Luca Laureati per il Comune di Pordenone nel 2018)


st marks cathedral

St. Mark’s Cathedral is an architectural building in Romanesque-Gothic style that was built from the 13th century onwards and was later remodelled in the 16th and 18th centuries. Inside, there is an altarpiece called Madonna della Misericordia by Giovanni Antonio de’ Secchis known as ‘il Pordenone’ and numerous other works that embellish the interior. In 1840, architect Francesco Lazzari was called in to design the new façade, which remained incomplete.

(Fonte immagine: Luca Laureati per il Comune di Pordenone nel 2018)


civic art museum

The museum is located in the splendid Palazzo Ricchieri, one of the oldest buildings in the city, and houses collections of paintings, sculptures, frescoes, furniture, gold and ceramics. The core of the collection consists of paintings by Veneto and Friuli artists from the 13th to 20th century. The major protagonists are Giovanni Antonio de Sacchis, known as Pordenone, and Michelangelo Grigoletti. Of great importance are the sections on Wooden Sculpture and the Treasure of St. Mark’s, rich in reliquaries from the Gothic and Renaissance periods.

(Fonte immagine: Luca Laureati per il Comune di Pordenone nel 2018)

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