The city of Pordenone is an important economic-industrial centre of Friuli Venezia Giulia region deriving its name to Portus Naonis, the port on the river Noncello, born around the year 1000 and the original core of the current city. It is a modern, dynamic city that has managed over the time to carve out a prestigious role within the national and international cultural scene thanks to events like "Pordenonelegge" and "Giornate del cinema muto".
The main streets are in the historical centre, featuring are impressive Gothic and sixteenth-century buildings, full of frescoes and decorations, overlooking shops, cafes, restaurants and trattorias that offer excellent wines and culinary delicatessen (from San Daniele ham to the renowned wines from the Collio area).
Walking through the streets of the center you can not fail to be enchanted by the Town Hall Palace, Palazzo del Comune, with its original Gothic shape, from the Cathedral of St. Mark which houses inside valuable pieces such as Eighteenth century statues, Sixteenth century frescoes and valuable paintings by Pordenone and Tintoretto and the Civic Art Museum, who houses important paintings, including those of Giovanni Antonio de 'Sacchis, known as the Pordenone, the greatest painter of all times in the region.
In the immediate surroundings of Pordenone you can discover uncontaminated natural oases, destinations for pleasant naturalistic excursions, such as the lagoon complex of Marano and Grado and the area of Collio and the Colli Orientali.
You can also admire small masterpieces of art and architecture such as Trieste, Udine, Gorizia and authentic villages such as Aquileia, whose Roman ruins are included among the Heritage of humanity and of Unesco, and Cividale del Friuli, rich in artistic treasures of Lombard origin.