Among the oldest settlements in northern Italy
Among the springs of the Livenza river, between the municipalities of Caneva and Polcenigo, in the province of Pordenone, lies the Palafitticolo di Palù di Livenza UNESCO site.
Inhabited since the Palaeolithic period, it is rich in prehistoric finds, from chipped stone tools to ceramic fragments or wooden objects from hut structures, which you can admire at the Archaeological Museum of Western Friuli.
Palù, alongside 18 other Italian localities in Piedmont, Lombardy, Veneto and the Autonomous Province of Trento, protects the prehistoric remains in the basin and offers a unique opportunity to learn about a particular form of human settlement, evidence of adaptation to a specific natural habitat.
Alongside the archaeological highlights, the palaeobotanical data also deserve attention, thanks to which it has been possible to reconstruct agricultural activities, as well as the flora and fauna at the time of the prehistoric settlements, featuring a so-called mixed oak forest, home to deer, roe deer and wild boar.