Many houses in Portogruaro have this type of strange chimneys that look more like a trumpet than a regular chimney. I have never found this shape of chimneys anywhere else. I suppose they are designed to increase the efficiency of the exhaust, but that does not fit with what I know of fluids mechanic ! They are completely different from what can be seen in Peschiera del Garda, in a different province (Verona) but neighbour to Portogruaro and Venezia province. (precision given by Mikebond whom I thank)
The museum exhibits weapons, ceramics, stamps, portraits, books of notable value, drawnings, epigraphs, Greco-roman bowls, seaols, coat of arms, and photographs of past times.
This exhibits on this picture can be seen at the entrance to the museum.
Museo della Citta, the Town's Museum, is situated in Via Cavour, adjacent to Torre di Sant'Agnese. The museum was inaugurated in 1999 and exhibits range from Medieval to recent times.
Entrance to the museum is free and it is closed on Monday.
Museo Nazionale Concordiese is situated in Via del Seminario 22, right opposite to the Villa Comunale.
The basis for the museum's exibitions first came from the Muschietti collection of the late 18th century. Later an enormous quantity of exhibits came from the urban and burial excavations of the ancient site of Concordia Sagitaria.
The museum was constructed in 1885 in the form of a basilica with three naves.
Museum of Paleontology Michele Gortani is situated in the huge complex of Villa Comunale, in Via del Seminario 5.
The museum is opened to the public in 1976, and owes its existance to a group of enthusiasts and scholars from Portogruaro.
The major part of the exibition have been found in the Regions of Friuli and Veneto, particularly the Carnia, the Cadore and Verona areas. The exibition for the Cambrian Era have been found in Bohemia and Moravia, todays part of Checz and Slovakia.