Portogruaro Things to Do

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    Other archways, other style

    by JLBG Updated Nov 24, 2004

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    In the modern part of the town, a lot of archways have been built too. They must have been built to fulfill the same need of freshness than in the older part of the city. However, they do not look so pretty by far !

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    Under the archways

    by JLBG Updated Nov 24, 2004

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    In Portogruaro, when you walk across the town in July, you understand very quickly that these archways allow to stroll in the shade and have a cooler time that if you had to walk under the sun ! But there are cities with a lot of archways where the sun is not that hot ! For example, Metz in France.

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    Other archways

    by JLBG Updated Nov 24, 2004

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    These ones are more of a Romanesque style and look older. So many archways of various styles give a special character to the city of Portogruaro. Archways are found nearly everywhere in Europe but their distribution is amazing and seems to match somehow the extension of the Roman Empire. In France; few in Paris, a lot in Metz, none in Strasbourg, a few in Lyon, a lot in Chambéry and Annecy, none in Grenoble, none in Marseille. None in Geneva but they can be seen in several smaller cities of the canton of Geneva and Vaud. In northern Italy they are present in most cities. In Croatia, as far as I remember, none except a few in Dubrovnik. I will have to look for a survey on the distribution of archways in Europe as that puzzles me.

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    Archways

    by JLBG Updated Nov 24, 2004

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    In Portogruaro, archways are everywhere and I feel it is the city where I have seen the greatest number and variety of archways. They seem to be all the same, but if you take a closer look, they actually are all different.

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    The Cathedral with its leaning tower

    by JLBG Updated Aug 15, 2004

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    The campanile of Portogruaro campanile is leaning, though not as much as the famous Pisa tower. This is not a surprise as the soil is alluvial to a great depth and that therefore, buildings cannot rely on a rocky soil to stand right.

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