Udine Travel Guide

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Udine Things to Do

  • Grimani arch

    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,...

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  • The castle

    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

    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....

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  • The Cathedral

    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

    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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  • Sant'Antonio abate

    Once a Gothic church, built in the 14th century and transformed in the 18th, this building is nowadays an auditorium, housing temporary exhibitions.

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  • Galleria d'arte antica dei civici musei...

    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...

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  • San Giacomo square

    Dominated by the church with the saint's name, this square now named Matteoti but also known as Piazza delle Erbe or Mercatonuovo, because it is the place for market of vegetables, the square shows also a elegant fountain and a column with a statue of the virgin, both from the 15Th century.

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  • Church of San Giacomo

    Located in the square now named Piazza Matteotti but still called St Giacomo by locals, this is the oldest church in town. Built in 1378, it was enlarged in the 16th century, when it received the actual facade, and in the 17th when tha adjacent chapel was added.

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  • Roggia di Udine

    A small ditch crosses Udine, composing a few corners of great beauty. It seems that in medieval times there were six ditches, only remaining three.

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  • Porticati Lippomano

    One of the mot beautiful constructions in Udine is the complex of paths and staircase that lead to the castle. Built in 1487 by order of Tommaso Lippomano, the Governor from Venice, it is a delicate example of venetian style.

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  • Porta Torriani

    Built in 1295 as part of the city walls, the tower of Santa Maria was reconstructed and it houses today the City Museum.

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  • Porta Manin

    The oldest entrance in town, dating from 1299, is called porta Manin or St Bartolomeo tower. The walls are gone,and even the tower has a somewhat modernized look, maybe by influence of the adjacent buildings

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  • Piazetta Antonini

    Dominated by a palace built in th 16th century to Floriano Antonini, and several times transformed in the following centuries, this a large, nice, but strange square.Some roman ruins seem to dispute the square with a big and modern block looking like a bunker, that by the time of our visit was painted with protesting messages. With different...

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  • Civic Museum

    The castle was built at the time of the Aquileia bishops in the center of the town, was replaced in the 16th century by a more majestic building, damaged in the 1976 earthquake and underwent long restoration works. It was already, since 1906 a museum and after reconstruction, it hosts the Civic Museum and Galleries of Ancient and Modern art, with...

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  • Monte Pietá palace

    The Palazzo del Monte di Pietà, dates from the 17th Century, and was designed by Bartolomeo Rava from Milan. It is located in Udine’s historic centre, with statues at each of its corners and large stone arches. It is a bank today, but inside, there's an art gallery of regional artists from the 16th to the 20th Century.The best detail is a chapel...

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  • Loggia S Giovanni

    Facing Loggia del Lionello, across the square, the Loggia of S. Giovanni was built in 1533, including a temple dedicated to the saint, but latter replaced by another one dedicated to the fallen. The most remarkable detail is the clock tower, in Venetian style.

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  • Ercole

    Piazza Libertá display several statues and a nice fountain. The column and the lion of S. Marco could be expected, the statues of Justice and peace are understandable, but was is Hercules doing there? And what do they call him Florian? Don't ask me, I only know that he is really big!

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Udine Hotels

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  • Astoria Hotel Italia

    Piazza XX Settembre, 24, Udine, 33100, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Ambassador Palace

    Via Carducci 46, Udine, 33100, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Allegria

    Via Grazzano, 18, Udine, 33100, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

Udine Restaurants

  • Go on Friday

    There is a special menu on Friday dedicated to a one tipe of food each Friday. Very original and really good!

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  • Cheap food is always welcome!

    After a long walk through the central parts of Udine I decided to eat something. To the right from the central seen I found Campana d'oro, a trattoria/pizzeria that was really nice.And not only because the two waitresses were beautiful... :-)A couple of hours earlier I had paid 11 euro for a half plate of pasta in Venice. I wasn't going to make...

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  • Wonderful, wonderful dinner experience

    I had an unforgettable dining experience at Ai Frati in the city of Udine. There I got to sample three famous, locally-produced wines-1 white, 1 red and a beautiful dessert wine, all priced affordably. I was tempted to try a spumante or sparkling wine as well, but was advised against a tastebud overload. This being the northern tip of Italy, rice,...

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Udine Nightlife

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    A place where you can go for an aperitif, eating or just drinking until late night. You can find nice people and it is easy to make new friends there. People around 30 years old go there. Never too crowded, never empty. You can go alone, with a partner or in a group.

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Udine Transportation

  • Buses in Udine

    Buses in Udine are numerous and very frequent. The line 1 passes every few minutes.On many buses you can read "don't pollute, use the ecological bus".

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  • Trains to Udine

    You can reach Udine from Venezia or Trieste with "regional" (R or REG) or "interregional" (IR) trains, as well as from Vienna with Eurocity trains.

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  • Buses

    I wasn't using the bus-system way too much, but it was in good use when I was going to the stadium on the matchday.Normal italian-styled buses, but remember that they were actually checking the tickets both to and from the stadium. So make sure you buy the tickets, otherwise you'll be stranded out at the stadium, which is the same as a really long...

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Udine Shopping

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  • Zara... of course

    We were almost leaving Udine, and I was seriously worried, because Fernanda couldn't find one of her "monuments". How could it be? How could Udine escape "H&M", "El Corte Ingles", or any other giant of that universal shopping culture?And suddenly... I lost Fernanda. A brief tension, browsing around, and, at last, the relief! There it was, just...

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  • Get a bottle of Grappa

    Friuli is famous for its wines and grappe. In fact, Friulians have a reputation for enjoying more than their fair share of alcohol :-)Try some of the local grappa - a very strong (40%) drink. You can ask for a shot of it in the bar or buy a bottle as a souvenir. Some of the more famous brands are Nonino and Domenis.

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  • A piece of football magic

    The Udinese football team is in the Serie A of the Italian soccer league, and is currently playing in the Champions League. Not at all as glamorous as AC Milan or Juventus, Udinese Calcio plays excellent football (according to many experts... and my not-so-impartial husband from Udine!). Your chance to show off your knowledge of Italian soccer, by...

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Udine Off The Beaten Path

  • Capella Manin

    Located in Via dei Torriani, this small chapel with the name of the original owners the Manin family, has a wonderful Baroque interior, with sculpted panels and a coloured marble pavement. The domed ceiling is topped by a lantern.

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  • Stellini Liceo

    One of th most remarkable buildings surrounding 1St may square, is a complex that, it seems, belongs to an open school - Liceo Stellini. The controlled river flowing around it compose some of the best romantic spots in Udine. Lucky students!

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  • Palazzo Antonini

    This palace from the 16Th century, was a former residence that suffered several transformations along the centuries, loosing much of its authenticity. What remains is occupied by the Bank of Italy.

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  • Wonderful Udine

    Historical center of the town with Liberty Square (Piazza della Liberte) and Loggia del Lionello is charming, the square is not large but home-sweet-home like and very beautiful. Me and my friend Ann found the place occasionally and planned nothing special when simply went out of the hotel and dashed down the street..It was early in the morning...

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  • The Cathedral

    Il campanile, the bell-tower, was constructed in 1441 in the place of previous octagonal shape batpistery. It was designed by master Cristoforo da Milano.The plan was to extend it over the size of dell'Agnelo's belfry of the church of Santa Maria di Cactello, but it was rejected because the structure of its walls couldn't support additional weight.

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  • The Cathedral

    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.

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1St May square
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Piazza Matteotti - San Giacomo
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Chiesa di San Giacomo
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Oratorio della Purita
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Porta Manin
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Loggia del Lionello
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Il Castello
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Duomo - inside: paintings
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Castello
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