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Udine

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Capital of the homeland of medieval Friuli, its oldest history is mixed up with the legend that Attila is the creator of the castle hill that still dominates the historic center and is an ideal starting point for visiting the city.
Leaving the complex behind and crossing the Bollani Arch, built to a design by Palladio in 1556, we enter the beautiful setting of Piazza Libertà: the heart of the city, repeatedly described as

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The experience

Capital of the homeland of medieval Friuli, its oldest history is mixed up with the legend that Attila is the creator of the castle hill that still dominates the historic center and is an ideal starting point for visiting the city.
Leaving the complex behind and crossing the Bollani Arch, built to a design by Palladio in 1556, we enter the beautiful setting of Piazza Libertà: the heart of the city, repeatedly described as “the most beautiful Venetian square on the mainland.” Here are the city’s most important monuments, vestiges of a Venetian past that began in 1420 and ended in the late 18th century.
Through Mercatovecchio Street, the city’s most characteristic axis, we reach Matteotti Square, “a square of lived life,” which has always been the site of markets and in the past of tournaments, shows and executions.
Passing the Art Nouveau-style Palazzo del Comune, built between 1910 and 1931, we reach the Duomo, the imposing Latin-cross building that holds several works of art by GianBattista Tiepolo.
Next to the cathedral, in the small Oratorio della Purità, dating from 1757, you can admire The Assumption, one of Tiepolo’s greatest masterpieces.
The town’s pride and joy is also the Casa Cavazzini, an elegant modern and contemporary art venue that exhibits the works of the Basaldella brothers, among others.

Udine represents the geographic center of a region that boasts 8 DOC and 3 DOCG zones, making for respectable wine production. A tradition honored in the many historic taverns downtown where you can also taste local gastronomic specialties.

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