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Portogruaro is a lovely town located in Veneto, in beautiful Italy. Portogruaro is an old town, dating back to 1140. It became part of the Republic of Venice in 1420, and was dominated by Austrians until the late 1800s, when it became a part of the Reign of Italy. This intriguing town is full of history and culture and is best seen on foot but if tourists wish to see the sights around the town then car hire is advised. Book online in advance for cheap deals.
Pontogruaro has a strong music and art base, and each year, the town recognizes its musical history by hosting the International Festival of Chamber music. The festival is organized by the Musical Foundation of Saint Cecilia. Thousands of musicians from around the world travel to Portogruaro this time of year to partake in the festival.
The Goetzen Palace is a historical site, built in the 15th century, and is considered a wonderful piece of architectural history. The Palace is located in the center of town, within a short drive by car from many of the popular hotels. Not far from the palace, is a water mill that was built in the 19th century. The mill now serves as a museum that houses various art exhibitions throughout the year.
Portogruaro can become very hot in the summer. Visitors are urged to pay a visit to the Lemene River on these summer days. Various water mills originally run along the river, but now, it serves as a cool retreat from the summer heat. The area is beautifully landscaped and makes for the perfect afternoon picnic spot.
Though Portogruaro does not have much tourism, there are occasional visitors, making it a peaceful destination to visit. This town is the perfect place to be if you are looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
The nearest airport to Portogruaro is Venice Marco Polo Airport, a short 40 minute drive west. Car hire is also available at the airport from international providers Avis, Europcar, Hertz, Budget and Sixt. Book early to secure a vehicle and to get the best deals online. Booking early also save you time at the airport.
Buses service the area of Pontogruaro but are unreliable and do not operate to rural parts. Getting to and from Venice (pictured) is easier with car hire. Taxi prices will be expensive travelling longer distances but fine for a quick detour if you are exploring Pontogruaro on foot.