Palmanova: Mytho Marathon 2022

In 2022, the MYTHO Marathon will move to Palmanova: a surprising nine-pointed star-shaped fortress town of Palmanova will crown the first runners who will partecipate in the MYTHO Marathon in 2023. Palmanova represents a model of an ideal Renaissance town and an example of military architecture. Visitors will be able to experience the evolution of the fortification science up to the modern age. Palmanova is part of the Utransnational site of Venetian defence architecture listed by UNESCO in 2017.


Built in 1593 by the Republic of Venice, Palmanova is a fortress-city preserved in exemplary condition. A national monument since 1960, in 2017 it became part of UNESCO Word Heritage on the transnational site Opere di difesa veneziane tra il XVI e il XVII secolo: Stato da Terra - Stato da Mar occidentale (Venetian Works of Defence between the 16th and 17th Centuries: Stato da Terra - Wenstern Stato da Mar").
With its perfect nine-pointed star shape, monumental entrance gates and the three circles of fortifications from the 16th, 17th and 19th centuries, Palmanova is at the same time a model Renaissance city and an example of military architecture that reveals in a concrete detail to the visitor the technical developments of the science of fortification construction in the modern era.
The Piazza Grande, a large parade ground located in the exact centre of the fortress city, hosts permanent exhibition Strumenti e macchine artificiose per costruire la forteza di Palma (Instruments and artificial machines used to build the fortress of Palma) which reproduces in real dimensions some of the machinse used to build Palmanova.


On the occasion of the Mytho Marathon, PromoturismoFVG provides the FVG MYTHO MARATHON CARD free of charge. This card will give you access to all guided tours and tastings in all three UNESCO cities. But that's not all! It will include a visit to Villa de Claricini, the FUC Udine-Cividale link and guided tours of Udine and Trieste. This integrated proposal will be modified in the following years according to the transfer of the Mytho Marathon headquarters.
FVG MYTHO MARATHON CARD is availale only to those who purchase the accommodation package. We rimend you that the package is sold only trhough the appointed travel agency (Yestour TO).
FVGCard: A pass with many services to get to know Friuli Venezia Giulia!
Follow your personalised itinenary to discover Friuli Venezia Giulia among art, culture, sea, mountains, and wellness!

How it works: FVGcard is a digital nominative card thatl asts 48 hours or 1 week (from the first use) and that allows you to visit affiliated facilities freee of charge and to benefit from special discounts.
Validity: The card is also valid for 1 child under 12 years old (except for certain facilitates, indicates in the guide). Free tickets are valid only once per facility/service.
How to use: show the QR code received by e-amail (from the phone or printend form) to the staff of the museums or attractions included in the FVGcard.
How to activate: The card is activated when the QR code is read for the frist time. Form this moment on, the Card is valid for the next 48 hours or a week (depending on the type of card purchased).

Helicopter flight over three UNESCO sites

Have you ever flown in helicopter? This is your chance! You have three unique and exciting proposals at your disposal, both for athletes and companions. You will finally admire Friuli Venezia Gilia from another point of view! On Sunday the 31st of October you will have the chance to join a panoramic flight over Cividale del Friuli and the surrounding hills. You will also have the option of a flight over the starry city of Palmanova and the achaeological heritage of Aquileia.

Hot air balloon flight

This is unique and extraordinary experience to enjoy a breathtaking view of Friuli Venezia Giulia in total peacefulness. Don't miss the chance to try it at least once in your life!