Palmanova Città Fortezza - World Heritage Site

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Palmanova Città Fortezza - World Heritage Site

Palmanova Città Fortezza - World Heritage Site
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Deb G
Flint, UK56 contributions
Great city, very interesting
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
Italy257 contributions
Ok if touch and go
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
Unusual usual place
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
Wonderful place
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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Brad K
6 contributions
Great place to catch your breath.
May 2019 • Couples
Clean, wide streets, comfortable cafes ..a retreat for the churched out tourist. A map of this Venetian town is in the 04/2019 National Geographic special issue "Cities". The map looks like a piece of jewellery. A jewel of city planning from the 1590s.. I would like to have every modern town planner spend a week here and see what has stood the test of time.
Written 11 May 2019
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Fulvia_on_the_move
Italy24 contributions
Fab
May 2019 • Couples
If you like history and architecture this place is mind blowing. The octagonal central square and the fortification are outstanding. Worth of a visit when there are special celebrations with old costumes and army
Written 7 May 2019
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amy e
Raleigh, NC1,041 contributions
wonderful
Sep 2018 • Friends
Its hard to describe our experience of the fortress because I don't have similar adventures in my life with which to compare it. You just have to go and see it to understand the history and the important role this region played in Italy's history. the fort itself is amazing, and once you actually walk through the facility and see the layers and read through the plaques in the museum you will have a better grasp of just how important this place is.
Just go- its the only way to begin to understand its significance
Written 12 October 2018
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amy e
Raleigh, NC1,041 contributions
truly eye-opening
Sep 2018 • Friends
Having never heard of the Palmonova fortress, I was intrigued by our guide's description of the history and significance of this fortress/city in the local history of the region. Having no previous knowledge of the area, I was captivated by the description of the fort and its importance to the protection of the region.
Oddly, the fact that stagmites have begun to form on the walls of the corridors within battlements really brought home to me just how old this place really is.
Its one of those- "you have to see it to understand/believe it" places that you have to visit to truly understand.
Please go...
Written 12 October 2018
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Andrew Hudson
Les Houches, France72 contributions
Just visit
Oct 2017 • Couples
One of the most interesting places in have visited in Europe that has very little to do with romans😊
Written 4 September 2018
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Chris B
73 contributions
Well worth the visit
Sep 2018 • Friends
An amazingly preserved Venetian Fortress - stunning fortifications and a lovely town inside with lots of great restaurants. Well worth the journey up from Venice. We visited for the annual re-enactment event, which was fanastic to be a part of. Will definitely be returning. Missed the tour of the ‘galleria’ in the outer fortifications this time, so will need to do that on our next visit!
Written 3 September 2018
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