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
Cassa di risparmio del FVG

filiale via Volturno, 18 - Udine
IT 33 S 06340 12302 07404259904L

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

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...

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 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 Ragogna »

The castle controlled a ford of the River Tagliamento located near the Roman road that went from Concordia Sagittaria to Osoppo. Mentioned in the early 11th century by Venantius Fortunatus, the castle...

Castello di Buttrio »

The castle was mentioned for the first time in 1219 when Giacomo, Count of Buttrio, became a citizen of Treviso by siding against Berthold, Patriarch of Aquileia; two centuries prior, however, the existence...

Castello di Arcano (Rive d'Arcano) »

The castle from upper Arcano, originally built near the church of San Mauro along the banks of the River Corno, was erected upon the ruins of a Roman villa. It was later rebuilt in its present location,...

Castello di Spessa di Capriva del Friuli »

The Castle of Spessa, near Capriva, was completely redeveloped at the beginning of the 20th century. A Triest architect, Ruggero Berlam, remodelled it in a Gothic-revival style, adding a crenellated tower...

Castello di Torre di Pordenone »

Built at the end of the 13th century by the Counts of Prata, probably upon the ruins of a Roman settlement, it was long contended for by the Counts of Gorizia, the Dukes of Austria and the Patriarchs...

Abbazia di Rosazzo (Corno di Rosazzo) »

According to tradition, the Abbey of Rosazzo was built upon an earlier hermitage dating from the beginning of the 9th century. Founded by Patriarch Sighard between 1068 and 1077, it quickly gained importance,...

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...

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 Tricesimo »

The Latin name of Tricesimo ( Tricesimum o Tricensimum , meaning thirtieth ) refers to the fact that it was originally a Roman settlement lying 30 miles to the north of Aquileia, controlling the road...

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

The Lower Castle at Strassoldo is accessed by a characteristic 17th century postern gate, leading to a smaller circle of wall. Beyond the wall there are farm buildings and the little chapel of San Marco,...

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...

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 Gemona »

Inhabited since ancient times, Gemona was the seat of an arimannia (a Lombard fief) and as such was mentioned in a document dated 611. Mentioned again in 1001 by Emperor Otto III, from the 12th century...

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...

Castello di Villafredda (Tarcento) »

Located within a short distance of the road which in ancient times went from Udine to Tarcento and Gemona, the castle of Villafredda was probably built over an earlier fortress dating from the end of...

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...

Palazzo Panigai Ovio (Panigai di Pravisdomini) »

Some Portogruaro documents, dating from the 12th century, record the name of Artico de Panialis as the founder of the Panigai family. The family were mentioned again in 1326, when Nicolò, Leonardo,...

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