The nearest historical cities

 

Casa dei Racconti has the good fortune to lie in the centre of a generous region that has so much to offer visitors: famous cities, quaint villages, a countryside with a rich history, walks through nature and little known paths to explore.

The following are just some ideas. But come and see us and tell us what you like, and we promise we’ll find exactly the right places for you.

 

Venice

Your memories of Venice, the city on the water, are ones you will never forget. Even if only passing through, visitors cannot help being enthralled by the city’s beauty and its numerous works of art. Piazza San Marco, Venice’s beating heart, is a major architectural complex named after the famous Basilica di San Marco, the city’s cathedral, with its oriental styling and five Byzantine domes.

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Texts and links from http://www.veneto.eu/home

Treviso

The city of Treviso is worth a visit whatever the season, and should be explored slowly to discover its quaint views and quiet corners, and to experience its tranquil lifestyle. The heart of the city, and the favourite meeting place of local people, is Piazza dei Signori with its famous Palazzo dei Trecento and elegant Loggia Dei Cavalieri.

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Texts and links from http://www.veneto.eu/home

Oderzo

With its striking mediaeval and Renaissance architecture, the ancient town of Oderzo in the Province of Terviso still reveals fragments of the once glorious Roman town of Opitergium. Many traces of ancient splendour are to be found in the archaeological museum, one of the oldest in Italy, established in 1876. The museum is housed in the outbuildings of Palazzo Foscolo and contains exhibits from the pre-Roman, Roman and late antiquity periods.

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Texts and links from http://www.veneto.eu/home

Portogruaro

As with so many of the places and beauty spots of the Venetian hinterland, Portogruaro is a treasure well worth discovering. The town is traversed by the river Lemene and similarities with the nearby city of Venice can be found in every corner.

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Texts and links from http://www.veneto.eu/home

Caorle

A tranquil town on the Upper Adriatic, in addition to its beach, Caorle boasts a rich history that makes it an extremely attractive tourist destination.

Thanks to its strategic position, Caorle was a flourishing port in Roman times and assumed vital importance in the Middle Ages as the key to controlling the flow of goods between the Adriatic and the hinterland.

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Texts and links from http://www.veneto.eu/home

Portobuffolè

Portobuffolé (TV) is an enchanting village surrounded by ancient city walls.  Fortified since the 10th century, the village (on the Bandiere Arancioni list of the most beautiful Italian villages) owes its fortune to its strategic position on the Livenza river.

The just over 700 inhabitants live in one of the region’s most atmospheric places.  Strengthened between the 13th and 14th centuries, the city walls surround the streets of the village which over time has passed through the hands of the Da Camino family (responsible for embellishing the Castle at the end of the 1400s), the Carraresi family, the Patriarch of Aquileia and the Serenissima.

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Texts and links from http://www.veneto.eu/home

Sesto al Reghena

Considered one of Italy’s Most Beautiful Villages, Sesto al Reghena was founded by the Romans.  It began life as a military post and provisioning station for travellers heading north. It takes its name from the Reghena river and from its position corresponding to the sixth milestone along the route.

The Benedictine monastery of Santa Maria in Sylvis was built in about the 12th century and became prestigious thanks to the donations of Charlemagne.

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Texts and links from http://www.turismofvg.it

Aquileia

Aquileia was founded by the Romans as a military colony in 181 BC He was first bulwark against the invasion of the Barbarians and the departure point for expeditions and military conquests. Thanks to a good road network and an impressive river port, over time it became increasingly important for its business and for the development of a highly refined crafts (glass, amber, fictilia, gems …). Reached its zenith under the rule Caesar Augustus (27 BC – 14 AD), becoming the capital of X Regio “Venetia et Histria” and speeding up the process that would have made this one of the most important cities of the Roman Empire. Durations following centuries, internal wars, raids or reprisals external and rapid incursions threatened the city, which is involved in the wider crisis of the Empire, slowly began to acquire a new face becoming, with the arrival of Christianity, the center of missionary outreach and of ecclesiastical organization.

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Texts and links from http://aquileia.net/