Pordenone is a beautiful province of Friuli-Venezia Giulia perfectly located between the see and the mountains, just one hour from Venice.
Lonely Planet shows Friuli as the fourth most beautiful region to see in the world.
New York Times describes “a secret garden home of one of the most refined food and wine culture in the world.” Even for The Smithsonian Friuli is unmissable.
So, lets see what we can do in Pordenone, where the Football Gallini World Cup takes place!
Pordenone, Municipio (© Diana Crestan)
Pordenone is where the Football World Cup Gallini takes place. Portus naonis (Harbour of the river Noncello), is the latin name of the city, that already shows how much the river was important for the development of Pordenone. You can’t miss Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, where you can see medieval frescos and wonderful buildings, as well as the historic town hall. Or if you prefer shopping, you just have to keep walking till Piazza Cavour, to reach Corso Garibaldi that is full of fashion Boutiques and not only.
LAKE: 24 minutes Pordenone
Gorgazzo is the source of a little river that goes through Polcenigo (one of the most beautiful italian’s villages) before meeting the Livenza river.
Here you can see with your eyes fossils and organisms traced back to 120 millions years ago, in a breathtaking spectrum of natural colors.
The record of diving in those waters is 120 meters, but yet are far to be completely explored.
If you look from the right point of view throught the water, you can see a beautiful statue of the Madonna.
Mountains: 40 minutes from Pordenone
Piancavallo, panorama (© Promotour.org)
Piancavallo is a dream-place for snow lovers.
It has hosted World Ski Championships and its peak is 2,251 metres high. Here you can find first-class facilities for any kind of activities and training camps. Near the town there’s the enchanting forest of Cansiglio.
Sea: 45 minutes from Pordenone
Lignano by night (© LignanoSabbiadoro.it)
Lignano is a seaside resort known all over Europe, thanks to its beautiful beaches and its vibrant nightlife.
Nightclubs, amusement parks and fascinating sea, make Lignano the perfect destination for anyone who wants to have fun and enjoy its legendary Italian sun.
Canyoing: 60 minutes from Pordenone
Pradis, Nature Acqua Park (© BalconeSulFriuli.it)
Clauzetto, in Pradis, is a small village but with a really unique land, in fact it’s endowed with the biggest number of canyons in Europe!
It makes the Nature Acqua Park the ideal place for activities such as canyoning, with incredible paradises that can be found in rivers, rocks and uncontaminated caves. Don’t hesitate in contacting us to organise open-air activities in these beautiful mountains, the best way to bring together sport and adventure.
Bike: 55 minutes from Pordenone
Aquileia, area archeologica (© Adriabike)
Aquileia is one of the oldest historical towns of the Roman Empire, founded in 181 b.C.
This has been the land of Popes and Saints, where still today you can feel the fascinating atmosphere of the Ancient Rome.
So, why not rent a bike as suggested from AdriaBike, to combine sport, history and adventure?
Outlet: 45 minutes from Pordenone
Palmanova, vista aerea (© GoLiveFVG.com)
Palmanova is a fort belonging to the late Renaissance, UNESCO World Heritage Site, built with an unmistakable star shape.
It follows the humanistic theories of the ideal city, not only for its revolutionary planimetry which awards Palmanova its famous star shape, but also for the artisans, blacksmiths and workers’ ecosystem on which the city was built.
In Palmanova you can also find the biggest retail store, with shops of the best Italian and international brands.
8 minutes from Pordenone
Sacile, fiume Livenza (© Turismo FVG)
Sacile is a wonderful city with a characteristic historic centre. It is also called Porta del Friuli (Friuli’s door), due to its confining position with Veneto.
The Venice influences are clearly visible in the architecture and culture, having in common the origin between the waters of Mediterranean Sea, in better words, the Adriatic Sea.
35 minutes from Pordenone
Udine, Piazza San Giacomo (© TurismoFVG.it)
Udine’s historical centre is a typical medieval village, built around the castle’s hill. The legend regarding this construction says that Attila, in year 452 after Aquileia’s sack, asked his soldiers to build a fort in Udine from where they could admire his new conquest.
Welcoming streets with characteristic shops, bars and restaurants, the Duomo and loggias, give the perfect feeling of the Italian city.
70 minutes from Pordenone
Trieste, castello di Miramare (© Commons.Wikipedia.org)
Miramare is a district of Trieste, renowned for its castle.
This neo-medieval beauty, is one of the most visited tourists attractions with a magnificent 22 hectars park.
If you want to admire the Gulf of Trieste, beloved land of James Joyce, Umberto Saba, Italo Svevo and many other poets, you can’t miss out on the Miramare Castle and Piazza Unità, one of the most important historical squares in Italy.
70 minutes from Pordenone
Venice, Punta della Salute (© Commons.Wikimedia.org)
Venice, the city of love, the city of gondola, Saint Marco, Canal Grande and many other pearls known all over the world.
You know you can’t miss it, but do you also know that from Venice, thanks to high-speed trains, you can reach Florence in just 2 hours and 5 minutes, or Rome in 3 hours and 33 minutes? Yes, it’s incredible.
Upon Request we can organize the best activities in the following locations, and in many other places!
Don’t miss the chance to live the “italian dream” while you play at one of the most prestigious tournaments in Europe.