The charm of Portogruaro lies in its urban structure, which remained faithful to the plan of the ancient city (its foundation dates back to the twelfth century), built along the parallel streets on both banks of the river Lemene. From this plan comes also the definition of "little Venice on the mainland”, with the houses and the buildings in Medieval and Renaissance style bordering on one side the arcaded streets of the center and on the other accessing the river.
A delightful little town just 20 minutes from the beach of Bibione, ideal for a stroll among the typically Romanesque or Gothic-Venetian architectures which alternates with the historical cafes and the elegant shops, top destination for shopping lovers.
The central Corso dei Martiri della Libertà hosts the stalls of the market on Thursday, a centuries-old tradition, and the antique market of more recent introduction. Along the path that leads from Piazza della Repubblica to the Cathedral dedicated to the Apostle Andrew it is also possible to admire some of the most famous monuments of the city: the unique Gothic Town Hall, the Pozzetto con le Gru sculpted by Giovanni Antonio Pilacorte in 1494, the leaning tower and the old mills dating to 1200, one of which houses the famous Galleria Comunale d'Arte Contemporanea.