Consortium for the protection of the historical castles of Friuli Venezia Giulia
Motore di ricerca

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.

La nostra sede

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.

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

martedì dalle 15.00 alle 19.00

giovedì dalle 9.00 alle 13.00

Informazioni e prenotazioni:

Tel: 0432 288588 - Cell: 328 6693865

Fax: 0432 229790


I castelli

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 Cassacco »

From analyses conducted on its brickwork, it is almost certain that the castle dates back to the Early Middle Ages. The first data gathered regarding the castle dates back to 1202 when a visit by Count...

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 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...

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 Susans (Majano) »

Probably erected on the site of a Roman castrum, the castle of Susans was first mentioned in 1031 as “villa de Suzan”. Subjected to the jurisdiction of the Church of Aquileia, the castle was...

Città Fortificata di Palmanova »

The construction of the fortress of Palma was decided following the loss of the important stronghold of Gradisca, on 7 October 1593, on the 22nd anniversary of the battle of Lepanto. On that day, in nearby...

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 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...

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 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 Artegna »

Ever since the Roman Empire, a fortified settlement had been established on San Martino hill to control the Julia Augusta way. According to Lombard historian Paul the Deacon, in 610 it offered protection...

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 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 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...

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 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 Colloredo di Monte Albano »

On December 4, 1302 the Patriarch of Aquileia Ottobono de’ Razzi conceded to Baron Wilhelm von Waldsee, Viscount of Mels, knight from an ancient Swabian lineage, the right to construct a new castle...

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...

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...

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