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Portogruaro: photo description (Portogruaro)

Portogruaro is a small town located a few kilometers from Venice Bibione and known as the "city of arcades". It was founded in the 12th century as a river port - the city flows the river Lemene on the banks of which are old villas and palaces in the Venetian Gothic style.

Strolling under a delightful old galleries, you can be in the heart of the city in Piazza della Repubblica. Dominating the square is the Palazzo Municipale the 14th-century City Hall, built in the Gothic style and is notable with battlements Ghibellines. Inside are preserved frescoes of the 16th century and paintings of the artist-futurist Luigi Russolo, born in Portogruaro. Another decoration of the square is the symbol of the city - "Pozzo con Le GRU" - the well with cranes work Antonio Pilarte 1494, the year.

Behind the City hall offers wonderful views of the river Lemene with ancient mills of the late 12th century, which are now used as art galleries. A leaning bell tower in Romanesque style and the dome of Sant'andrea, the city's patron Saint, complete the picture.

If you go down Corso dei Martiri, you can enjoy a number of buildings of the 15th century, built in the Venetian Gothic style. Opposite the Porta di San Gottardo, at the end of the street, stands the impressive Villa Comunale 16th century, which today houses the public library and the paleontological Museum of the Larynx. Here you will find a beautiful Park. A little away is the national Museum of Concordia which houses archaeological artifacts from Ancient Rome, gathered in neighboring Concord.

School Collegio Marconi remarkable long covered gallery in the neoclassical style. Next to it is the Romanesque Church of San Luigi. No less interesting is the via Cavour with a double row of arcades and the impressive Gothic and Renaissance palaces. Leaving the city center through Porta Sant Agnese, where today opened City Museum, you can see the homonymous Church of the 14th century.