Consortium for the protection of the historical castles of Friuli Venezia Giulia
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The Consortium for Defence of Castles was founded in December 1968, for the purpose of gathering together the owners, possessors and holders under any title of castles and other fortified works in the region, such as towers, fortified palaces, fortified houses, defensive walls or ruins in order to undertake joint action for their recovery, re-use and enhancement.

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La Torre di Porta Aquileia faceva parte del quinto circuito murato della città, iniziato attorno alla metà del XIV secolo e concluso poco più di un secolo più tardi; con Porta Villalta, è l’unica superstite delle tredici porte che collegavano la città con gli assi viari e commerciali più importanti. Ospitava l’abitazione del Custode, che aveva il compito di controllare il transito di persone e merci e l’obbligo di assistere alla chiusura e all’apertura della porta.

Con il 1852 la torre viene giudicata inservibile e abbandonata. Dopo i primi interventi di restauro del 1948 e 1960, negli anni ’90 si pensa ad un intervento più complesso che restituisca completa funzionalità all’edificio e che ne permetta una nuova fruizione che confluisce nel restauro del 1998.

Sede
Torre di Porta Aquileia,

Piazzetta del Pozzo 21

33100 Udine

CF 80025260300
Tel 0432-288588

Fax 0432-229790


Codice IBAN
Banca Intesa San Paolo
filiale via Volturno, 18 - Udine
IT 74 M 03069 12307 074004259904

Orari di apertura
Da lunedì a venerdì
dalle 09.00 alle 13.00

Biblioteca
martedì dalle 15.00 alle 19.00

giovedì dalle 9.00 alle 13.00

Visite
Informazioni e prenotazioni:

Tel: 0432 288588 - Cell: 328 6693865

Fax: 0432 229790

e-mail: visite@consorziocastelli.it

I castelli

Castello di Duino »

The new castle of Duino, with its memories of German poet R. M. Rilke, who wrote his Duino Elegies there, was first documented in 1363, when two fortresses were mentioned: the old or lower and the new...

Rocca Bernarda (Premariacco) »

The castle of Rocca Bernarda is standing on top of a hill at a locality once known as Azzano, probably from the Roman name Atius. Originally a Patriarchal fief, the estate was later donated to the city...

Castello di Miramare  »

More than a traditional fortress, Miramar Castle near Triest is a typical example of a 19th century palatial residence, built in the eclectic style that was fashionable at that time. Constructed in 1858-1860...

Castello di Muggia »

All that has survived of the Medieval fortified settlement of Muggia Vecchia, dating back to Roman times (it lay along the Via Flavia that went from Tergeste, now Trieste, to Pula in Dalmatia), are sections...

Castello di San Giusto (Trieste) »

The hill was originally occupied by a fortified prehistoric village, which later became an important Roman settlement; its ruins can still be visited today. The castle, built by the Venetians during the...

Castello di Cucagna (Faedis) »

In a document dating back to 1186, Warnero (or Guarnero), who in 1166 was called “di Faedis”, signed with the name “Cucagna”. Therefore it is probable that during those twenty...

Palazzo Fortificato Lantieri (Gorizia) »

Palazzo Lantieri - formerly known as Schonhaus - was the guest-house of the Counts of Gorizia. Standing near the eastern city gate, it included a guardshouse and an entrance tower with a drawbridge. At...

Castello di Villalta (Fagagna) »

The castle, belonging to the noble family of the same name, was first documented in the 13th century and was often the site of bitter battles, owing both to its important strategic position and to the...

Castello di Gorizia »

The village “ quae Sclavorum lingua vocatur Gorizia ” (which in Slavonic tongue is called Gorizia) was first mentioned in a document dated 28 April 1001, by which Emperor Otto III granted...

Castello di Porcia »

Count Girolamo di Porcia described his family manor in his Descrizione della Patria del Friuli dating from 1567: “ Porzia Castle and Estate on the west bank of the River Tagliamento, 26 miles...

Castello di San Floriano (S. Floriano del Collio) »

Saint Florian is traditionally depicted in the act of putting out a fire and is popularly believed to offer protection against this particular hazard. The fact that the hill is named after him indicated...

Città Fortificata di Venzone »

Possibly a Roman settlement, Venzone was first recorded in a 923 document mentioning the “clausas de Abincione,” thus indicating the presence of a toll station in the village. At the beginning...

Castello di Cordovado »

Mentioned in the 12th century, the fortified complex was a possession of the Bishop of Concordia, who was bestowed with the title of Marquis of Cordovado. The government was entrusted to an administrator...

Castello di Albana (Prepotto) »

Constructed to defend the Judrio valley, the castle was mentioned for the first time in 1161 “ in villa qui dicitur Albana ”. In 1185 the castle and its surroundings became a feudal holding...

Castello di Prampero (Magnano in Riviera) »

The castle was probably erected to control the road between the important market towns of Tarcento and Gemona. In the mid 13th century it was granted to a noble family of German descent, who added the...

Castello di Spilimbergo »

The Counts Spilimbergos (Spengenberg), a noble family of Styrian descent, probably related to the Counts of Zuccola, arrived in Friuli during the 12th or 13th century. At the end of the 13th century,...

Castelcosa (Cosa di Spilimbergo) »

In von Jaksch’s “ Monumenta historica ducatus Karinthiae ”, Wolftrigel, Lord of Cosa, is mentioned as being part of the court of Patriarch Pellegrino of Pao. He probably belonged to...

Castello di Udine »

“ Castrum Utini ” was first mentioned in 983, when it was donated by Emperor Otto II to Patriarch Rodoald. As early as the thirteenth century the castle was the ordinary residence of the patriarchs;...

Castello di Strassoldo di sopra (Cervignano del Fr.) »

According to tradition, Strassoldo was built at the time of the Saxon kings as a defense against the Hungarians. More probably, it was a Lombard fortification built to contrast the dangerous byzantine...

Casa Fortificata La Brunelde (Fagagna) »

The site, which was first mentioned in 1208 in an inventory of the Tricano (Arcano) family properties, had already been inhabited in Roman times. In fact, the domus magna tricanea (Counts Tricano’s...

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