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 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 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...

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 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 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 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 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 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...

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 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...

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 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...

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 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 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 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...

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