Viale Tricesimo 71, Udine, UD, 33100, IT
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Chiesa di San Giacomo
the bell tower
gate to the castle
Ciao!! I was woundering if I can get directiond to Udine Mall From Aviano AB!
I am New here to Italy and my Husband and I are hearing great things about Udine Mall. Can anyone help us get there!
Re: Ciao!! I was woundering if I can get directiond to Udine Mall From Aviano AB!
First, my thanks to you and/or your husband for your service(!).
Second, I presume you mean "Citta' Fiera" (literally "Fair City") which - according to their website at www.cittafiera.it - is the largest shopping area in the region. Note that while the website has a flag for English, in fact, they haven't built any English pages yet.
Third, to get from A to B, do the following:
1. Get from the base to the Aviano train station. I have no idea how you do this, but anyone on the base more than a week must know ;-)
2. Take a train from Aviano to Udine. This will involve changing trains in either Pordenone or Sacile. The trip will be 1.25 to 1.5 hours and cost something like 5.75 euro each way (2nd class). These are regional trains in Italy, which means that no reservations are needed (or even possible); if there is room to stand, you can get on. Think of these trains more like buses than airplanes. NOTE: get used to the official rail website - www.trenitalia.com/en/index.html - this will be your friend for planning trips by rail around Italy (and out of Italy).
3. From the train station in Udine, take a bus to Citta' Fiera. The Fair's website says to take bus #9; however, the link they give is broken. Well, it looks like there is still a bus that makes this run; the trip takes about 20 minutes.
Note that the trains are not all that frequent, so look at the trenitalia website to get a feel for the departure and return times. Also, if I found the right bus line in Udine, it leaves the station (on a Friday, schedules may be different on the weekend) at 07:33, 10:50, 12:30, 12:40, 13:15, 14:10, 14:30, and so on. This seems odd, to have a 3 hour gap in the morning - I don't know what to make of that.
Well, this will give you a general idea of what to do...oh, the hours! Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday - 09:30 to 20:30; Friday - 9:30 to 22:00; Sunday - 10:00 to 20:00 (not everything is open on Sunday).
Travel Tips for Udine
In the begining of the 18th century the major reconstructions have been done on the facade and the interiors. The reconstructions were completely sponsored by the Manin family, the reachest family of Udine at that time. The front facade and whole building was rebuilt in the Gothic style.
This is another masterpice of Tiepolo which can be seen in the second side chapel. The name of the work is "The Saints Ermacora and Fortunato".
As far as I know Tiepolo's origins are from the region of Friuli, where he spend the most of his life.
Capella Manin, the Chapel of the Manin family, comissioned by Ludovico Manin, was built in 1733 in a splendid Baroque style.
The hexagonal ground floor altair inside the chapel has an stunning sculpture of "Madonna con Bambino (the Madonna with the Child), work of Venetian sculptor Giuseppe Torretti. The same Torretti have painted the frescoes on the wall of the chapel; "La nascita della Vergine", "La Visitazione" and "La presentazione di Gesu al Tempio".
Torre di Santa Maria
In 1983, in the occasion of the anniversary of the first millenium of the town, a number of ancient buildings has been reconstructed.
Torre di Santa Maria was originally built in 1295 as a part of the City Walls. The whole building was carefully reconstructed by the local architect Aldo Bernardis.
Nowadays this four floor building is the seat of Museo della Citta (the City Museum) and hostes, from time to time, reiews of the long town history.
Pink and white, just like blossom time
This eye-catching Loggia del Lionello (1448-56) has a variety of styles in its Venetian Gothic facade and the two things that stand out are the pink and off-white stone coupled with the intracies of some of the patterns.