GRADISCA D'ISONZO | FRIULI VENEZIA REGION
Gradisca d'Isonzo ( or Gardiscje, , archaic ) is a town and comune of the Province of Gorizia in Friuli-Venezia Giulia Region, The town is located in north-eastern Italy on the right bank of the Isonzo River, southwest of Gorizia. It received town privileges on 14 July 1936. As of 2011, the population of Gradisca is about 6,580. The town is an important centre of the Friulian culture in the Julian Venetia region.
WHAT TO SEE IN GRADISCA D'ISONZO
- Castle, built by the Venetians in the late 15th century over a pre-existing fortress known from 1176. It was enlarged under the Austrian domination (16th-17th centuries), later being turned into a jail. Among the people imprisoned here was Federico Confalonieri.
- Church of Santo Spirito, with an altarpiece by Pompeo Randi.