• Portogruaro, Associazione Città Murate del Veneto
  • Portogruaro, Associazione Città Murate del Veneto

Historical Highlights

The village, implanted on a bend in the river, was surrounded by a water-filled moat along the perimeter, with two bridges and two doors on the opposite route of the medieval, linking the territories of the Patriarchate of Aquileia with those Treviso (City of Treviso and the Bishopric of Ceneda). This boundary position is difficult to attribute to any of the contenders, is the erection of fortifications, and the subsequent interventions, although it seems likely hand Caminese.


- Cinta Muraria (externally visible).
- Port Friuli (externally visible).
- Cellini Palazzo Giustiniani- (externally visible – Interior only partly visited).
- Oratory of Santa Teresa (Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday - 10,00 – 12,00 and by 14,00 to 17,00).
- Fontego (externally visible).
- Pawnshop (externally visible).
- Torre Civica (Saturdays and holidays 10,00 – 12,00 and 15,00 – 19,00 – for midweek visits, contact the Tourist Office).
- Cathedral (open before and after the religious ceremonies).
- Former Jewish ghetto and home of the Arch- (open externally).
- Tower-Barracks (externally visible).
- Church of Santa Maria dei Servi (be visited by prior arrangement with the nuns who run or the Tourist Office).


- Portobuffolè in the thirteenth century – last Saturday of May or the first Saturday in June.
- Ancient Fair of Santa Rosa and Festival Paesana – the last week of August.
- Antiques Market and the Market Concerts – second Sunday of the month.
- Review of top wines of the Piave and Livenza – second, third and last week of October.
- Festival of autunno – third Sunday in October.
- New Year.


I got off the bridge over the Livenza, left on the left the Church of S. Maria dei Servi, continue for a hundred yards and turn right near Villa Giustiniani. You take away a good part of Rome to the entrance of the great bridge Friuli (reconstruction of two arcs 1780), that crosses the river bed now filled and grass Livenza. From the bridge we capture, only preserved area along the elevation of the walls, the main elements of fortification, including the Brandenburg Gate Friuli (this il “Torres” because converted from a defensive tower, extensively remodeled between the sixteenth and the eighteenth century) and the Civic Tower, made entirely of brick with the obvious scaffolding holes used for progressive levels of construction. Beyond the gate (read the writing on the Lion of St. Mark), you enter the central Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II, overlooked by the Municipal Loggia, il Fontego, Cathedral (transformed in the sixteenth century in the church from a Jewish synagogue) and the Mount of Mercy. Continue along Via Businello where you left the house that overlooks the Gaia da Camino (well-preserved example of medieval tower-house, attested since the last decade of the thirteenth century). A variant of the course allows you to follow the path parallel to the right, almost porticate. Once the welcoming open space of the square Beccaro, Exiting the center, leaving on the left the building constructed on the grounds of the disappearance Port Trevisana. The current road crosses the south-east moat now filled, but whose performance was parallel to the curtain of the outer borough, which runs along the left into Viale Margherita.

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