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Palmanova Citta Fortezza

33057, Palmanova, Italy
+39 0432 924815
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Unique and Interesting - Worth A Stop

This very unique and historic city was built in the shape of a star for military reasons. It is... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2018
Professor04
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Welland
Another hidden gem in north-east Italy

You need to see a birdview of the town before you actually visit it. Only this way you can really... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2017
boupolp
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Vienna, Austria
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33057, Palmanova, Italy
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

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...More

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Reviewed 15 July 2017

You need to see a birdview of the town before you actually visit it. Only this way you can really appreciate the geometries of the town, its walls, its concentric and radial streets and its beautiful square, which is exactly at the center as a...More

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Reviewed 28 June 2017

We came to this area because Italian friends had connections here & had recommended it. We were not disappointed! We spent a delightful week in a rather unique town built inside a fortress in the shape of a 9 pointed star. If you are looking...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Except for the fortifications around this city (they are impressive) there's not much to see; every building within the bastions is post WWII ugly. A waste of time unless you're interested in 1600 fortress building.

1  Thank R B
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Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Lovely place, good cafeterias, perfect place just to sit and relax :-) Visited second time, still loved it and will return soon!

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Reviewed 21 September 2016

Thomas More described his ideal city in 1516 and the Venetian made it real in the same century, building a concentric star-shaped walled city, with three nine-sided ring roads intersecting in the main military radiating streets. Its design was based on equality, harmony and beauty...More

1  Thank opossumd
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Reviewed 20 August 2016

On the way back from Friuli to Bologna, I am glad we had a spare hour to make a short detour to Palmanova, which I had always heard mentioned, but never had a chance to visit. Although the architecture of most buildings within the town...More

1  Thank Giorgio B
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Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

We were in the region and on our way back from Aquileia, so decided to stop by to visit the fort in a 9 point star shape. The whole town is within the fort's wall, which is interesting, but all the paths to the top...More

1  Thank T S
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Reviewed 23 May 2016

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.

1  Thank Saphora
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Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

Lovely small walled medieval town. Worth a visit. As did Attila the Hun, Napoleon, & Eisenhower. 3 gates enter the town.

2  Thank Lui C
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