Portogruaro, a visit to the historic center of the town called the “little Venice” and its local market
Just a few km from the beautiful beach resorts of Caorle and Bibione, Portogruaro is a town suspended between Middle Ages and Renaissance, called the “Little Venice” by the famous writer Ippolito Nievo, best known for his novel “Confession of an italian” (widely considered the most important novel about the Italian Risorgimento), built on the banks of the “Fiume Lemene”, a calm and picturesque river, offering enchanting views.
Built in the 12th century as a collection centre of the agricultural products of the surrounding lands administered by the bishop of Concordia, the town was annexed in 1420 b.C. to the Republic of Venice, which greatly influenced its architecture as well as its lifestyle and its general atmosphere.
Accompanied by a local expert guide, you will discover the magnificent buildings still maintaining their Venetian style and the numerous canals and bridges making the town look like a little Venice in the hinterland.
After an immersion in the green of the beautiful town park, you will see the Villa Comunale: a building of the mid-sixteenth century in Renaissance style.
The next stop of the tour is at the unmissable ancient mills of St. Andrea, which were the beating heart of the ancient economy and now represent the most evocative views of the town.
You will discover then the third most leaning bell tower in Italy as well as the Cathedral of Sant’Andrea with its beautiful frescoes.
As every Thursday morning, the streets of the centre will be filled with stalls of every kind and exhibitors for all tastes. Here all flavors of Eastern Venice come together: from the typical cheeses and vintage cold cuts to the wide variety of fruits and vegetables from Venetian productive countryside and to the products of the local handicraft and north-eastern wit.
So, at the end of this amazing tour you will enjoy a tasty Venetian aperitif and plunge into the colourful traditional market, where you will have the chance to do some shopping as well, if you wish!
Possibility to reach Portogruaro by bus service BIBIONE-PORTOGRUARO EXPRESS price € 6.40 round trip.
Date: Every Thursday morning
Meeting point: Portogruaro bus station Viale Diaz, 16 – (in front of / near to the ATVO ticket office)
Price: Adults € 25.00 / children 4-12 years € 15.00 / children 0-3 years FREE
Bus service BIBIONE – PORTOGRUARO EXPRESS not included, price € 6.40 round trip
Services included: Guided tour and aperitif
Language: ITA – ENG
- Every Thursday morning
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- guide tour
- Ankunft vor Ort mit Mietbus
- Arrivo in loco con autobus organizzato
- Bike ride
- Bus transfer to the location
- Canoe trip
- Degustazione di prodotti tipici locali
- Free time
- free tour
- Guida in lingua
- Mahlzeit: Mittag oder Abendessen
- Meal: lunch or dinner
- Mehrsprachige Führung
- Multilingual guide
- Overnight stay
- Pasto: pranzo o cena
- River cruise
- Tasting of local products
- Tempo libero a disposizione
- Travel to the location independently
- Verkostung mit lokalen Erzeugnissen
- Zeit zur freien Verfügung
(13+ years old)
Boys Price: € 15,00
(from 4 to 12 years old)
Children Price: FREE
(from 0 to 3 years old)