A town and its river, an indissoluble relationship that has made of Pordenone what it appears today in the eyes of the tourist: a town still very much tied to its past, as testified by the historical buildings, frescoes and monuments of the charming old town, yet a centre also ready to embrace the challenges of present and future. The history of Pordenone (the ancient Portus Naonis) today is still connected to the Noncello, a river which was navigable for centuries and contributed to the economic development of this town, by helping create a peculiar propensity to innovation and exchange. The dynamic and creative soul of town is evident from the architectural, artistic, musical and literary production as well as its numerous international events such as "Pordenonelegge", the "Giornate del Cinema Muto" (Silent Film Festival) or "Dedica Festival", which have put Pordenone on the map as a culturally rich and original destination at national and international level.
Pordenone is a beautiful, modern, curious and entertaining town: you can explore the old town on foot and let yourself be seduced by the charm of historical buildings and porticos as well as the poetry of frescoes that seem to tell the history of this centre like pages of a book. Starting from the old City Hall, which features original Gothic architectural elements, Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, the former Contrada Maggiore, stretches out as an elegant street flanked by porticos, historical buildings of great artistic interest, carefully-arranged shop windows and cosy cafes.