Do you remember our adventure by boat in the Marano lagoon? Yes, it was ages ago, almost a ‘throwback Thursday’…
In that same period, on one of the many gloomy and crispy days when we couldn’t go to the beach we visited Portogruaro.
With just a thirty-minutes drive from Lignano, we reached this little city, established probably during the 10th century along the river Lemene, and nowadays part of Veneto, the region of Venice.
Although small, Portogruaro is a beauty, probably because it reminds us a lot of our university-days city, and it still bares the traces of its past importance, when the port was crawling with life and activities. The old buildings on the water are magnificent: the fluvial port, the Oratorio della Madonna della Pescheria and the 12th century mills.
And the ones along the most important streets of the city are enchanting: the gotic-style city hall and the well Pozzetto Pilacorte with its two cranes, symbols of the city, and the tall bell tower next to the Duomo di Sant’Andrea apostolo. And the moat surrounding the entire centre give a feeling of serenity and peace.
Discovering your own backyard is quite refreshening and it opens your eyes as much as a big trip to the other side of the world. Try it!