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
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 July 7, 2020
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Eli B
Sydney, Australia3,697 contributions
Aug 2013 • Couples
It was fear of a Turkish invasion that led to the birth of one of the most significant examples of Renaissance concept of city ideal. They constructed an impregnable city fortress,quite unlike any that had been built before.

A nine-pointed star emerging from a circle of fortifications around 7 km long,surrounded by a moat and a second row of bastions. The number three recurs in multiples frequently in the elements of the city's construction-the 9-point of the star, three circles of walls and three access gates.
Of the eight radial streets,six major roads converge in the hexagonal central square,at the centre of which is a six-sided base of stone,from which a tall flagpole.
Grab a hot air balloon- ride to make sense of this geometry.
Written May 8, 2014
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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 September 12, 2019
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Professor04
Welland606 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
This very unique and historic city was built in the shape of a star for military reasons. It is designed to be a fortress and able to withstand attack and seige. However, despite the simple design, the complicated series of one way streets, lack of right angles, and restricted entrances will confuse even your SatNav system. Great to see, horrible for traffic.
Written March 7, 2018
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Saphora
Montreal89 contributions
May 2016 • Couples
There are lovelier places and piazzas to see in Italy.
This one is big, octangular and empty. I wasn't wowed by this place at all.
Written May 23, 2016
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Lui C
Perth, Australia59 contributions
May 2016 • Family
Lovely small walled medieval town. Worth a visit. As did Attila the Hun, Napoleon, & Eisenhower. 3 gates enter the town.
Written May 11, 2016
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Eberhard K
Berlin, Germany436 contributions
Sep 2014 • Friends
This medieval town - built from 1593 to 1682 (and later added on to by Napoleon) needs to be visited by anyone interested in urban design. A grand design, very much a top-down design philosophy actually implemented.
And - on an emotional level - contrasted with the human scale and beauty of surrounding cities and towns - like Udine, Pardenone, etc. Not a place for "humans" - only for soldiers. Civil servants...
A unique experience - and a "must see".
Written September 18, 2014
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BarbAaN
Pula, Croatia43 contributions
Jan 2014 • Couples
Palmanova is one very nice little town. We were in the Christmas season and is mesmerized. Beautifully decorated with prominent famous square. According to the city's streets were heard Christmas songs from the speakers and everything was somehow cozy. A magical city that certainly recommend to visit. And have a small, but very well-stocked tasting room - trade with beer. And also was a free parking.
Written March 16, 2014
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roelgrol
Arnhem, The Netherlands642 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 October 28, 2021
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Brad K
6 contributions
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 May 11, 2019
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