Udine

[ 1h BY CAR ]

A town of bookshops and osterias, with a mysterious name and many different sides to it, Udine is at once proletarian and refined, convivial and cultured. Capital of the mediaeval Patria del Friuli, its ancient history is lost in legend, according to which Attila the Hun built the castle hill which still dominates the old centre.

Indeed, a culture-driven visit of Udine can start at the Castle Museums then continue in the town centre to admire Tiepolo’s masterpieces and Casa Cavazzini, elegant modern and contemporary art museum.
From the spectacular Piazza Libertà, through narrow mediaeval streets and past picturesque channels visitors arrive in Piazza Matteotti, the town’s “drawing room” where the locals like to stop for an espresso or for the ritual evening aperitif.

The geographic centre of a region which boasts as many as 10 DOC and 4 DOCG zones, producing a total of 80 million bottles a year, Udine could not fail to pay tribute to this winemaking tradition and it does so splendidly in its numerous time-honoured osterias, which also serve the local food specialities.

 

Info: https://www.turismofvg.it/en/udine?LangSetCMS=en