Pordenone is not one of the most popular cities in Italy, but still, there are many things that can be discovered and explored.
The city is located in the region of Friuli Venezia Giulia not too far from the flat land and the mountains as well.
Pordenone is located halfway between Venice and Trieste and in the proximity to these two wonderful cities people tend to forget this city that has a lot to offer as well.
Pordenone is called the painted city and is so-called because the historic center is painted with numerous ancient works of art in the open air, among which there are also contemporary murals.
The historic buildings of the center, in fact, are colorful and frescoed and testify to the city’s economically and culturally rich past.
If you are tired of millions of tourists in Venice you should drive or catch a train for Pordenone and I am gonna tell you what to eat and what to absolutely see.
The Duomo and the Campanile di San Marco is the main building of the city of Pordenone. You can easily identify it in the historical center due to the size and architecture of the neo-Gothic style.
The building has a single nave inside, with three side chapels on each side, as well as beautiful marble altars.
Another very important church is the Church of San Giorgio that presents a typically neoclassical style, clean, simple and linear as foreseen by the neoclassical canons.
Corso Vittorio Emanuele II (Contrada Maggiore), is the main road where you can find the best shops and a lot of bars to spend the night.
Palazzo Comunale is an important building and here you will find a large astronomical clock probably dating back to the sixteenth century.
Next to Palazzo Comunale, there is Palazzo Ricchieri, one of the most beautiful historic buildings among the ones in Pordenone.
During the Venetian era it was the residence of the noble Ricchieri family and today it is the Civic Art Museum of Pordenone.
One of the most beautiful parks in Pordenone is the Seminario Park, which is located not too far from the city and is an oasis of birds and nice trees.
Some other monuments and museum worth a visit are:
The food in Pordenone is not like the typical Mediterranean food that you will be able to find in other regions of Italy.
There are many typical dishes of this city but one dish that I think is awesome to eat is the Cjalsons, a particular kind of gnocchi filled in with good stuff.
The Cjalsons are filled with apples, ricotta, boiled potatoes, pear, raisins, spinach, pine nuts, cinnamon, and cocoa. The Cjarsons are served seasoned with melted butter, grated smoked ricotta, sugar, and cinnamon.
Fegato Alla Moda Dei Franceschina is a particular kind of liver that is slowly cooked with onions, bread crumbs, and honey.
Musèt E Brovada is an awesome dish made from cotechino pork meat and cooked with acid turnips and several different spices like sage, garlic, and laurel.
If you want to check out some recipes here is a good link of these plates:
Pordenone is a rather small city that you can visit in a day. The city center is quite small and you can walk around discovering places with ease.
You can find a tourist’s office in the main square and ask them if there are events that might interest you during the period of your visit.
The food is pretty different from the food you will find in Italy, where the mix of cultures is quite present in the plates.
If you are in Venice or Trieste this city is located halfway from both and if you have some time to visit a place that not a lot of people visit Pordenone might be the right place to be.
I hope that you have some interest in visiting Pordenone now and that this short guide was helpful to figure out what to do and what to eat in this city.
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