Portobuffolè

In this chapter we discuss one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, rich in traditions, typical products and a unique welcome, Portobuffolè.

Portobuffolè is a small medieval jewel located in the province of Treviso, along the banks of the river Livenza, on the border between the Veneto region and Friuli-Venezia Giulia.It is one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, thanks to the elegance of its streets, historic buildings and traditions of a truly unique and surprising territory. We are immersed in the Marca Trevigiana, where the green hill landscape of the Pre-Alps, marries the art and history evident in the facades of the houses and buildings of the various cities.Already mentioned by Tito Livio in Roman times and known as "Septimum de Liquentia", Portobuffolè was refounded in the eleventh century, but, only in the Middle Ages had a real growth.

This development was determined by the Caminesi, (a noble family protagonist of the history of Treviso), who built a castle on the banks of the river to defend commercial vessels that came back from long journeys.It was only with Venetian domination by the Serenissima that the city experienced a period of greatest splendor, becoming an important fluvial port. In a short time warehouses were built and river activity was improved, so much so that it obtained the title of "city with its own coat of arms".

To enter the village, you have to cross a stone bridge and Porta Trevisana  and, only then, we will find the cobbled Beccaria Square, surrounded by historic buildings that preserve important frescoes. Do not miss the charming old town which is the fourteenth-century house-museum of Gaia da Camino, (of the Caminesi family) a noble cultured and charming woman immortalized by Dante in the sixteenth canto of Purgatory, the Loggia Comunale, the Monte of Pietà , the Customs and the Duomo, which before becoming a Christian church was a Jewish synagogue.

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