Civico Museo Storico
The Municipal Museum of History contains a collection of material (originals and replicas) documenting the history of the Venetian Fortress of Palmanova from its construction in 1593 to World War I. On the ground floor there is a display of historical maps, including an 18th-century map showing Austrian and Venetian territories and an Austrian map illustrating the changes in the layout of the three circles of walls of the fortress.
On the second floor there is a collection of historical material (documents, coins, drawings, posters and maps, some of them copies of originals kept at the State Archives, Museum Correr and Biblioteca Marciana in Venice) illustrating the history of the Fortress, divided into 5 different moments: the Venetian period (1593-1797); the Napoleonic period (1797-1798; 1805-1814); the Austrian period ((1814-1866); the revolt of 1848 and the annexation to the Kingdom of Italy (1866); and World War I. Also on this floor there are two remarkable 17th-century safes, one of which commissioned by the Chamber of Finance and featuring 16 combinations. Since the 1970s, the Museum has also been housing a collection of weapons and armours from the National Museum of Castel Sant’Angelo in Rome, alongside a display of helms and armours from the 16th and 17th centuries.
Civico Museo StoricoBorgo Udine, 4
33057 Palmanova (UD)