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    1St May square

    by solopes Updated Jul 26, 2014

    The biggest square in Udine is an ugly place when seen as a whole, interesting when you go around it and look at the details. Very and somewhat impersonal, it is surrounded by palaces and churches really nice.
    Don't skip it.

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    Grimani arch

    by solopes Updated Jul 20, 2014

    At the end of the access to the castle, there's a second gate, between the castle and Santa Maria di Castelli church, with St. Marco's lion on the top, and seeming much older than the more famous Bollani arch. However, I couldn't read anything about it. So far...

    I got it: as a matter of fact, this arch is only a little bit older than the other, 1522 against 1556. This arch, named Rimani, was located in via Portanuova and was moved to this location in 1902.

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    The castle

    by solopes Updated Jul 20, 2014

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    The so called castle of Udine is a palace built atop the central hill, in the location of an old fortress destroyed by an earthquake in 1511.
    Built a few years later it was again damaged by a recent earthquake, in 1976 and rebuilt. It is today, the city's museum, with a yard with the best views of the city.

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    Piazza Libertà

    by solopes Updated Jul 19, 2014

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    Udine was ruled by Venice for many centuries, and the Venetian influence is particularly evident in the central square - Piazza della Libertà. Surrounding it there's Udine's town hall, also called the Loggia del Lionello, opposite to it the Loggia di San Giovanni is another arcade, with a clock tower resembling the one in Venice's Piazza San Marco. The square is also decorated with a few statues, including the Venetian Lion of St. Mark.

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    The Cathedral

    by solopes Updated Jul 19, 2014

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    Udine's cathedral, the Duomo, comes from 1335, with a big transformation in the 18th century. The interior isn't particularly interesting, but it has some 3D trompe l'oeil angels, and paintings from Tiepolo and other.
    There are ancient stone carvings over the doorway.
    It has a museum but we didn't enter.

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    Loggia de Lionello

    by solopes Updated Jul 19, 2014

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    The most beautiful monument in Udine is the town hall, in Venetian style, inspired in Venice's Doge's Palace. Also called the Loggia del Lionello, it has an open space, with striped pink and white walls, and a small display on antiquities.
    It was built in to the fifteenth century, and partially rebuilt after a fire in 1876.

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    Galleria d'arte antica dei civici musei di Udine

    by halikowski Written Apr 18, 2013

    I saw this picture in the Museo Civico and it worried me. I like travelling. But here this seventeenth-century 'giramondo' is depicted as a homeless down-and-out. There is an old proverb in English : 'rolling stones gather no moss'... Antonio Carneo, the seventeenth century painter, might have known that in his century round-the-world travelling was becoming more famous, for prelates, officials, plants, even pirates! Dampier, Cubero, Alonso Ramirez, one of the MEP leading lights in Siam who was kidnapped and taken to the Philippines, from whence he amde his way home through the Americas, etc.

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    Piazza Matteotti - San Giacomo

    by croisbeauty Updated Nov 3, 2011

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    Piazza Matteotti - San Giacomo was the first open space of Udine built as the suqare.
    The first Sunday of every months, this place is assigned to antiquity show, while at the end of October it is assigned to the Friuli Doc, which is the regional review of enogastronomic and kraftsmen products.

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    Chiesa di San Giacomo

    by croisbeauty Updated Nov 3, 2011

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    The church of San Giacomo is one of the oldest in the town. It was erected in 1378, but the front facade was designed back in 1500 by master Bernardino da Marcote. The side chapel of the church was added in the middle of 16th century.

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    Oratorio della Purita

    by croisbeauty Updated Nov 3, 2011

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    Oratorio della Purita, which belongs to the Dominican Order, was built in 1757. It is situated on Piazza Duomo, right next to the Cathedral of Udine.
    The Oratorio conserves a couple of fresco masterpieces painted by the great Giovanni Battista Tiepolo from 1759, "l'Assunta" and "Vergine immaculata".

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    Porta Manin

    by croisbeauty Updated Nov 3, 2011

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    Porta Manin, built between 1273 and 1299, is the main gateway into the old core of the town. In the medieval times it was the part of the City Walls, nowadays this gate is the only remaining part of it. Actually, it was ordered by the City Council to pulled down city walls in order to make the space for the new rising town.S*

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    Loggia del Lionello

    by croisbeauty Updated Nov 3, 2011

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    Take a look at the ground floor of the Loggia del Lionello because it looks magnificent. The archways are designed in white and red stone, aswell as the pavement, while the ceilling is covered by the wood.

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    Loggia di San Giovanni

    by croisbeauty Updated Nov 3, 2011

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    On the opposite side of the Loggia del Lionello stands the magnificient monument called Loggia di San Giovanni, work of master Bernardino da Morcate.
    The number of statuets stands in front of the Loggia; Ercole e Caco (the locals call them Florean and Venturin), the column with Venetian Lion and the column with the statue of Giustizia (Justice) from 1614.

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    Torre dell'orologio

    by croisbeauty Updated Nov 3, 2011

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    Torre dell'orologio, the Town Clock, which rises from the Loggia di San Giovanni, is probably the best known site of Udine.
    The contrats of the blue coloured smiling sun inside the clock looks great on the white stone of the tower. Bellow the clock there is a Venetian lion, which simbolize the town of Udine as a part of the Venetian republic.

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    The fountain

    by croisbeauty Updated Nov 3, 2011

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    The fountain which stands in front of Loggia di San Giovanni was erected in 1542, under the designs of the Bergamo's architect Giovanni Carrara. Together with the other monuments it makes the unique aspect of the Loggia di San Giovanni complex.

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