The small Italian town Portogruaro lies on the Lemene River about 60 km from Venice. About 25,000 people live in this town nowadays. In the past Portogruaro was a major river port. Portogruaro is a very rural region that is very popular with the holidaymakers from the region of Venice. The town hall in the Venetian Gothic style which was built in the 13th century is a popular tourist destination. Its leaning bell tower crane and the fountain in front of it are very famous and attract people from all over Europe. The crane fountain is also a symbol of Portogruaro. It was built in 1494. It is also worth to see numerous mills in the centre of Portogruaro. They are very beautiful and you will even be offered small tours there at low prices.
The rural idyll and romantic atmosphere of this Italian city promise rest and relaxation. However, there are also many traditional festivals and events that take place in Portogruaro throughout a year. E.g. the visitors, while walking along the Old Town, can suddenly be involved into the famous Ham Festival or experience the Estate Musicale that is usually held from July to September. Something is always going on in Portogruaro. The Wine Festival, during which the tourists can taste delicious wine, is known as an event for the visitors and the locals and it is very popular. One of the Portogruaro delicacies is the so-called â€śRose Iceâ€ť. If you go to this Venetian city one day, you should taste the ice roses in small ice-cream parlors.
Portogruaro depends on tourism and here tourists are offered everything their heart desires. You will find many interesting things here, from tourist tours along the Venetian Gothic Old Town to traditional festivals with delicious delicacies. A holiday in Portogruaro is always full of various events. Youâ€™ll never be disappointed if you go there on holidays.