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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.

  • Last visit to Palmanova: Apr 2005
  • Intro Updated Apr 11, 2005
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  • nicolaitan's Profile Photo
    May 24, 2006 at 11:43 AM

    very nice page, with history and insights as well as great photos. As usual. Never had heard of this town - can it really be this nice? >~!

  • budapest8's Profile Photo
    Feb 10, 2006 at 8:03 AM

    Great pictures of those magnificant structures. Lots of history and gen info as always, always a pleasure to read your pages Boris. I`m just waiting for warmer days.Tim

  • May 9, 2005 at 6:08 PM

    another gem of a page by you boris! love your photos! hope you had a wonderful weekend at the verona vt meeting, and your birthday!

  • Maurizioago's Profile Photo
    Apr 11, 2005 at 12:37 PM

    Mio Dio! Ho fatto il militare a Palmanova....ho trascorso ben otto mesi li. Ciao!

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