"Palmanova" Palmanova by croisbeauty
Palmanova Travel Guide: 26 reviews and 52 photos
Palmanova, situated in Friuli Region, is widely famous for its large fortress built in the shape of an hexagonal star.
Since the eastern borderline of Venetian Republic run the risk of being invaded by Turks and Austrians, Venice decided to erect a new fortress in the middle of the Friulian plains, a bulwork against bothh the Habsburgs' and Turks.
The position of the new fortress was strategic, on the crossroad between Julia Augusta way and Ungaresca high way. The project was run by a group of military experts, but their head was the architect Giulio Savorgnan.
In 1960 Palmanova was officially declared a National Monument.
Palazzo del Monte di Pieta occupies western side of Piazza Grande, right opposite to the Cathedral. You can't miss... more travel advice
Outside Porta Udine there is a curious construction (remaind on ancient aquaeducts from Roman period) made of Istrian... more travel advice
croisbeauty's Related Pages
Palmanova Travel Guide
- Things to Do in Palmanova
- Transportation in Palmanova
- Restaurants in Palmanova
- Shopping in Palmanova
- See All...
Badges & Stats in Palmanova
- 21 Reviews
- 24 Photos
- 0 Forum posts
- 4 Comments
- See All Stats
- See All Badges (253)
Have you been to Palmanova?Share Your Travels
Latest Activity in Palmanova
Top 10 Pages
- Top 5 Page for this destination Zagreb Intro, 268 reviews, 1232 photos, 11 travelogues
- Top 5 Page for this destination Venice Intro, 244 reviews, 987 photos, 5 travelogues
- Top 5 Page for this destination Verona Intro, 200 reviews, 708 photos, 5 travelogues
- Top 5 Page for this destination Vienna Intro, 157 reviews, 609 photos
- Top 5 Page for this destination Italy Intro, 141 reviews, 493 photos
- Top 5 Page for this destination Rome Intro, 132 reviews, 501 photos
- Top 5 Page for this destination Berlin Intro, 120 reviews, 425 photos, 1 travelogue
- Top 5 Page for this destination Bologna Intro, 137 reviews, 408 photos, 4 travelogues
- Top 5 Page for this destination Padova Intro, 105 reviews, 395 photos, 2 travelogues
- Prague Intro, 95 reviews, 394 photos