Palmanova City Fortress - World Heritage Site, Palmanova

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An example of a Renaissance star fort, Palmanova City Fortress - World Heritage Site once served as part of a major defense system. Built in 1593 by the Venetian Republic, the fortified town was designed to be a military station, providing protection from the encroaching advance of the Ottoman Empire. The main attractions within this World Heritage Site are the central square overlooked by a church from the 17th century and three monumental gates. You can reach the town by major roads A23 and A4, but if you prefer not to drive take the train running between Udine and Cervignano. Plan to visit Palmanova City Fortress - World Heritage Site during your Palmanova vacation using our convenient Palmanova online tour itinerary planner.
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  • This city/fortress is just incredible, if you are there go see it even just for a half an hour because it is of great historical importance and in reality it is not very big as one would expect it. I....  more
    This city/fortress is just incredible, if you are there go see it even just for a half an hour because it is of great historical importance and in reality it is not very big as one would expect it. I....  more »
  • From Trieste Central Station, it took about 45 minutes by train to reach the well preserved historical site of Palmanova. I was impressed by its appearance. 
    From Trieste Central Station, it took about 45 minutes by train to reach the well preserved historical site of Palmanova. I was impressed by its appearance.  more »
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  • Palmanova was a very interesting place to visit. Only a 45 min drive from Cavallino. It is an old venician fortification town. We visited during siesta so it was very quiet. We sat in a cafe by the main centre and had drinks. Well worth a visit to this extraordinary place.
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