It is a unique experience to admire the city of Udine from the hill on which stands the ancient castle, symbol of the city and one of the oldest castles in Europe! From the garden, on the top, it offers breathtaking views as well as a vision of the whole city. The view, in fact, will range to 360 degrees on the roof tiles, and then shift over the hills and also climb the mountains that protect the city:
- The castle houses the municipal museum which consists of an art gallery, the archaeological and numismatic museum, the Risorgimento Museum, the Gallery of drawings and prints, the Museum of Photography;
- Walking through the sophisticated and elegant streets of the center, it makes a continuing plunge in the past and, first of all, you can admire a lot of masterpieces of the painter Tiepolo in many of its points;
- The loggia, in front of the square of the Castle, is the hub of the Castle itself, the famous street Mercatovecchio and “Piazza della Libertà”, and it is a real gem: this building, with the gallery called “del Lionello”, recalls the Venice of the Doges with its windows with steeples and round arches. It is a sober building, artistically elegant, but with high impact, with marble and decorative paintings;
- From “Piazza della Libertà” to Piazza Matteotti (or “delle Erbe”), surrounded by arcades and almost an intimate seating under heaven, you can meet old and colorful buildings.
Udine is an elegant and convivial city: people find themselves in the typical places in town to drink a good glass of wine and a platter of cold meats, to taste together with friends. Walking through the well-kept streets of the center, on which overlook nice shops and craft shops, you will discover the real Friuli and you will be fascinated by the people that live there, unique people, as the saying goes, that will be hospitable with you!
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