Palù di Livenza

Prehistoric Pile Dwellings around the Alps

Palù, the marshy area of the first course of the Livenza river, was recognized as a UNESCO site in 2011 among the “Prehistoric pile-dwelling sites of the Alpine arc”. In these wetlands, man settled by building stilt houses since Neolithic times, demonstrating a great ability to adapt to the natural habitat and providing a lesson that should inspire us for the planet’s future. Apart from the extraordinary material testimonies on the culture of our ancestors, which often emerged spontaneously and were recovered during archaeological excavations and preserved in the Museum of Western Friuli in Torre di Pordenone, Palù also offers the extraordinary opportunity to experience magical naturalistic moments. It is immersed in an environment abundant with waters, which ensure the life of lush vegetation and many species of birds and aquatic fauna.