HISTORY OF PORDENONE:
Pordenone was founded during the Middle Ages under the name of Portus Naonis, as a port on the right bank of the Noncello River. A first reference to the city appears in 1204, in the travel diary of Wolger, bishop of Passau, who would later become patriarch of Aquileia. Read More [...]
Starting with 1278, Pordenone was ruled by the Habsburgs, becoming an Austrian enclave. In the next century, the city developed substantially, due to the flourishing river trades. In 1508, the city was seized by Venice.
After the Napoleonic period, Pordenone was included in the Kingdom of Lombardy-Venetia, the Austrian dominion in Italy. The city was annexed to the Italian State in 1866. In 1968, Pordenone became the capital of the province with the same name, which included territory belonging to Udine. The province was abolished in 2017.
GEOGRAPHY OF PORDENONE:
Pordenone is, today, a town of about 51,000 inhabitants, located in the lowlands of the Po-Venetian Valley, south of the Venetian Alps, in the autonomous region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia. Read More [...]
Pordenone is located about 51 kilometers west of Udine, 71 kilometers northeast of Venice, 110 kilometers northwest of Trieste, 157 kilometers northeast of Verona, 220 kilometers northeast of Bologna, 225 kilometers east of Brescia, 310 kilometers east of Milan, 318 kilometers northeast of Florence, 415 kilometers northeast of Genoa, 561 kilometers northeast of Rome, and about 730 kilometers north of Naples.
TRANSPORT TO PORDENONE:
The closest airport to Pordenone is the Antonio Canova Airport, located near Treviso, about 56 kilometers away. Read More [...]
To get to Pordenone from the airport, you can take the MOM Bus Line 6, for a 15 minutes trip to the Treviso Centrale railway station, and then the train to Pordenone, for another 40 minutes trip. The bus ticket costs 1.5€, while the train ticket to Pordenone costs 6.10€.
Pordenone can also be reached from the Marco Polo Airport, in Mestre, located about 65 kilometers away, or from the Trieste-Friuli Venezia Giulia International Airport, located near Trieste, about 85 kilometers away.
By train, you can get to Pordenone from Udine in about 40 minutes, from Venice in about 1 hour and 15 minutes, and from Trieste in almost 2 hours. The cheapest ticket from Udine costs 4€, from Venice is 8.15€, and from Trieste is 11.65€.
TOURIST ATTRACTIONS IN PORDENONE:
The most important tourist attractions of Pordenone are the Cathedral of Saint Mark (Duomo di Pordenone), with its impressive bell tower - Campanile di San Marco, the Church of San Giorgio, the Communal Palace (Palazzo Comunale), built in the 13th century in Romanesque-Gothic style, Palazzo Ricchieri and Palazzo Badini. Read More [...]