San Vito al Tagliamento is located along the river of the same name about 30 kilometers south of Pordenone and 40 kilometers north of the Adriatic coast. The biggest attraction is the Cathedral in the main square, Piazza del Popolo.
San Vito al Tagliamento travel guide
Tourist information: The tourist office (PUNTO IAT) is located in the Piazza del Popolo (tel. 0434 80251) of San Vito al Tagliamento. Here you can get information about city tours, maps and brochures.
Town hall: Piazza del Popolo, 38 – 33078 San Vito al Tagliamento. Phone: +39 0434 842911.
Railway station: San Vito has its own train station. From Udine or Pordenone first take a train to Casarsa and then change trains to San Vito al Tagliamento.
Nearest airport: Udine.
The main tourist attraction of San Vito al Tagliamento is the mid-18th century Cathedral.
Other interesting churches include the Santa Maria dei Batturi Church (14th century), the San Lorenzo Church and the San Rocco Church (15th century) and the San Giuseppe Church and its adjoining convent.
The Madonna della Rosa Sanctuary dates back to the 17th century.
The Torre Raimonda is located in the Piazza del Popolo and houses the Museo Civico.
The most interesting private palaces are the Palazzo Rota and the 18th century Palazzo Tullio-Altan. The Palazzo Rota is the current town hall.
A brief history of San Vito al Tagliamento
Finds of pre-Roman artifacts indicate that the territory was already inhabited at an early age.
In the 10th century, the city was property of the patriarchs of Aquileia. Since the city was located on the border of the patriarchate and the Veneto region, and was thus of strategic importance, there were several fortifications.
The city became a commune in the 13th century.
In the 14th century, several battles took place on its territory. Towards the end of this century, when patriarch Philip d’Alençon gave the fiefdom of San Vito to the lords of Carrara, there were several clashes.
From 1420 to 1762, San Vito was part of the Venetian League.
In 1797, the city came into the hands of the French, followed by the Austrians.
In 1815, it became part of the Lombardo-Ventian kingdom.
In 1866, it became part of the just founded Kingdom og Italy.
San Vito lost many people during both World War I and II. During the latter it was occupied by the Nazis.
San Vito al Tagliamento has about 15,000 inhabitants (2022).
San Vito al Tagliamento owes its name to its patron saint.
How to get to San Vito al Tagliamento by car
The nearest freeways are the A4, the A23 and the A28. The SS13 Superstrada also does not pass far by San Vito al Tagliamento. Provincial roads serving San Vito al Tagliamento are the SP1, the SP21, the SP28 and the SR463.
San Vito al Tagliamento has the following suburbs: Braida-Bottari, Carbona, Casa Bianca Comunale, Comunali di Mezzo, Copece, Ligugnana, Località Cragnutto, Località Ronchs, Località Viale Udine, Madonna di Rosa, Ponterosso, Prodolone, Rosa.