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.

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.

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 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 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 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 Zoppola »

The castle was probably built at the beginning of the 11th century, guarding the road that from a ford of the River Tagliamento went to Portus Naonis (now Pordenone), then threatened by the Hungarians....

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 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,...

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...

Fortezza di Osoppo »

Girolamo di Porcia described the castle in 1567: “ Osoppo Castle and Fortress, standing on a hilltop overlooking the River Tagliamento, at the foot of the mountains but too far from them to...

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 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 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 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 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 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...

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,...

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 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...

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...

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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