Pordenone, Province of Pordenone, Friuli‑Venezia Giulia
- Altitude: 24 m a.s.l
- Population: about 51,000 inhabitants
- Zip/postal code: 33170
- Dialing Area Code: +39 0434
- Frazioni & Localities: Borgomeduna, Rorai Grande, San Gregorio, Torre, Vallenoncello, Villanova di Pordenone
- Patron Saint: St. Marco Evangelista, celebrated on 25 April
History - Antiquity and the Middle Ages
In 1378 Pordenone passed to the Habsburg family, forming an Austrian enclave within the territory of Patriarchate of Aquileia. In 1514 it was acquired by the Republic of Venice, under which a new port was built and the manifactures improved.
History - Modern Times
Pordenone was annexed to Italy in 1866. The cotton sector, however, decayed after the destructions of World War I and the 1929 crisis, and never recovered.
What to see
- The Corso Vittorio Emanuele, also called Contrada Maggiore, which was the main street of the ancient Pordenone.
- The Museo Civico, in the Ricchieri Palace, with an art collection of the Renaissance and Baroque time.
- The Palazzo del Comune, built in the 14th century.
- The cathedral, in the Romanesque-Gothic style.
- Piazza della Motta
- Santa Maria degli Angeli
- The Museo delle Scienze, in the Amalteo Palace, with collections of paleontology, minerology and zoology.