Palmanova Città Fortezza - World Heritage Site

Palmanova Città Fortezza - World Heritage Site

Palmanova Città Fortezza - World Heritage Site
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  • OZS_ATW
    Budapest, Hungary3,104 contributions
    Great!
    We visited Palmanova on a weekday, access via the A4 to the central square was quick, as it was only 3 km. The shape of the town was an octagon, it was pretty much interesting. I don't think the city has enough attraction for an overnight stay there, unless the tourist has enough time and wants to rest, as the village appeared to be quite quiet.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 15, 2023
  • Tina Z
    677 contributions
    Historical meaning, must-see
    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 did not have much time and I am still happy that I visited it so now I just have a reason to come back with some more time and to explore more thorougly. Plus, it is UNESCO world heritage site, if that does not convince you, I don't know what it does.
    Visited April 2022
    Written April 21, 2022
  • Deb G
    Flint, United Kingdom59 contributions
    Great city, very interesting
    This is a great place to spend a few days. The walks around the fortifications are interesting and very pretty. Lots of areas of wild flowers attract lovely butterflies and dragon flies. Great views across to the mountains. Very unique architecture and construction. The town itself has a great selection of bars and restaurants. Monday is market day in the Piazza Grande, it has a lovely atmosphere.
    Visited July 2020
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 7, 2020
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ERIKA P
Morayfield, Australia3 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
We went to Palmanova by accident but it turned out to be one of the highlights of our European tour! Interesting, so much history, beautiful buildings, friendly people and great food.
Written 13 September 2023
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OZS_ATW
Budapest, Hungary3,104 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
We visited Palmanova on a weekday, access via the A4 to the central square was quick, as it was only 3 km. The shape of the town was an octagon, it was pretty much interesting.
I don't think the city has enough attraction for an overnight stay there, unless the tourist has enough time and wants to rest, as the village appeared to be quite quiet.
Written 15 August 2023
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liverpool1023
London, UK839 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
Built over a 30 year period by Venice in the closing years of the 1500’s. This star shaped purpose built city was meant to be a bulwark to Ottoman expansion from the Balkans.

As an exercise in utopian and defensive renaissance town planning this place is unique. Apparently it’s charms were lost on its first occupants that had to be bribed to live here - it slow development may have led to it never overspilling its boundary walls.

We spent most of our time walking the perimeter of the city between the walls and moat and the outer bastions. In early summer it is a lovely walk through meadows full of wild flowers. The tow itself is rather run of the mill and dull with the exception of the octangonal shaped central piazza. The concentric roads radiate out like a spiders web.
Written 20 June 2023
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Tina Z
677 contributions
Apr 2022
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 did not have much time and I am still happy that I visited it so now I just have a reason to come back with some more time and to explore more thorougly. Plus, it is UNESCO world heritage site, if that does not convince you, I don't know what it does.
Written 21 April 2022
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roelgrol
Arnhem, The Netherlands667 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
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.
Written 28 October 2021
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KZP1
Pecs, Hungary78 contributions
Oct 2021
We had 2 hours to roam around the fort town a bit. Nicely maintained attraction in the main square. It was good to sit out for the day after lunch.
Written 25 October 2021
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Deb G
Flint, UK59 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
This is a great place to spend a few days. The walks around the fortifications are interesting and very pretty. Lots of areas of wild flowers attract lovely butterflies and dragon flies. Great views across to the mountains. Very unique architecture and construction. The town itself has a great selection of bars and restaurants. Monday is market day in the Piazza Grande, it has a lovely atmosphere.
Written 7 July 2020
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Kikka1931
Italy288 contributions
Jul 2019
We visited Palmanova thinking to see a vibrant place, set into a peculiar shape born from the minds of Venetians' architects.

We found a very town and an even more sad piazza: wayyyyyy too white and without palm trees. It's almost a ghost town. We realised that in the old days the square was livelier as more trees were around and they provided shadow and shelter in the central square. Now it's an empty space with nothing worth the attention.

We also went to the Infopoint: nothing to see and/or do.

TO SUM UP: Really sad. The architectural and historical beauty of its shape gets nullified by the lack of common sense in reshaping the square and the absence of tours that could explain a little bit more about the town. Frankly, not worth the visit if it's not a touch and go to some other destinations
Written 18 September 2019
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Grzegorz Z
26 contributions
Aug 2019
We stopped in Palmanova on the way home from vacation. Easy and convenient access from the highway. There is not much to do in the city (one afternoon is enough) but one cannot avoid walk along these perfectly planned streets and drink coffee eating ice-cream on this shadow less square.
Written 12 September 2019
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Natalia
Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine3 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
It wea really unexpected go see on googlemaps city like a star. So decided to visit Palmanova. Great place with interesting history. This fortress was seized only once. Still it was built at XV century.
Written 30 July 2019
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