Portogruaro Off The Beaten Path

  • The Romanesque Baptistry
    The Romanesque Baptistry
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  • Remnants of Iulia Concordia
    Remnants of Iulia Concordia
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    Remnants of Iulia Concordia
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    Fancy grids

    by JLBG Updated Nov 24, 2004

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    Even behind fancy iron grids, linen has to be washed and dried.

    Linen drying always add to the life of a city and I feel that in modern buildings where drying linen outside is strongly forbidden, the rulers have killed something of the life of the city !

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    Concordia Sagitaria

    by croisbeauty Updated Jan 3, 2005

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    The Rmanesque Baptistry was built towards the end of the 11th century by Bishop Regimpoto, whose tomb stands against the right-hand wall in the atrium. The buildong is an early Romanesque style with clear Byzantine influence, and is built in brick on a Greek cross plan with three apses.

    The Romanesque Baptistry
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    Concordia Sagittaria

    by croisbeauty Updated Jan 4, 2005

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    The Roman bridge spanned a river which ran west of the city and which has long dried up. It was crossed by the road that connected Concordia and Via Annia along which the necropolis streched to the west.
    The monument is made from blocks of tachite from the Euganean hills, linked by bands of iron, which cover the inner section with a cement-like conglomerate. It stands on a foundation of densely-packed wooden piles.

    Ponte Romano
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    Romanesque Baptistry

    by croisbeauty Updated Jan 3, 2005

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    In the vault of the apseis a badly damaged fresco representing the baptism of Jesus in the River of Jordan, Saint John the Baptist and three angels.
    Moses with the Tables of the Law is depicted on the subarch.
    In the mandorla in the cupola is seated Almighty Christ giving his blessing with an open book on his knees.

    The frescoes
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    Concordia Sagittaria

    by croisbeauty Updated Jan 4, 2005

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    In 389 the city was elected a Sea and the Basilica Apostolorum, one of the most interesting early Christian buildings, was constructed. From the same period dates a cemetery set on the left bank of the Lemene, from which come the important remains now housed in the National Museum of Concordia in Portogruaro.

    Piazza Duomo
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    Concordia Sagittaria

    by croisbeauty Updated Jan 4, 2005

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    Two of the most important Roman roads, Via Annia and Via Postumia, met in Concordia and then continued as one route to nearby Aquileia. The city enjoyed considerable porsperity in the early centuries of the Roman empire. In the 3rd century A.D., before the threat of the first barbarian invasions, an arrow factory was built here - arrow in Latin is sagittae, which gave the city its name Sagittaria last century.

    Remnants of Iulia Concordia
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    Romanesque Baptistry

    by croisbeauty Updated Jan 3, 2005

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    The fresco decoration dates from the 11th century and differs from Byzantine frescoes.The figures depicted no longer have the solemnity and fixity of Byzantine iconography. In the niches of the central apse are depicted Saint Peter with the keys, Saint Paul and Saint John the Baptist.

    Frescoes of the central apse
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    Romanesque Baptistry

    by croisbeauty Updated Jan 3, 2005

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    Inside the Baptistry are housed a fragment of an ambo from the late Medieval basilica and the Renaissance christening font.
    On the subarches are visible the holes where the beams used to support the lamps that lit the Baptistry during the Easter vigil were insered.

    Interiors of the Romanesque Baptistry
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    Concordia Sagitaria

    by croisbeauty Updated Jan 4, 2005

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    Concordia Sagitaria was originally a Roman colony founded on the right bank of the River Lemene in 42 or 40 B.C. with the name Iulia Concordia.
    Attributed to the Claudia tribe, the city administered a vast territoty which streched between the Livenza and Tagliamento Rivers, included in the Augustean X Regio: Venetia et Histria.

    Remnants of Iulia Concordia
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    Free doggy bar

    by JLBG Updated Nov 24, 2004

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    Luckily, the fountain is not too high and the bench on the side even helps to be at the right level ! It was so hot and doggy was so thirsty that it would have drink the whole fountain if we had let him do !

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