Inside a Belle Époque café of Udine: Caffé Contarena is located next to the Piazza Libertà and offers an impressive interior design made of colourful mosaics placed in the lunettes of the hall.
The Diocesan Museum of Udine (Museo Diocesano e Gallerie del Tiepolo) is housed in the Patriarchal palace, the former residence of the Patriarch of Aquileia and current seat of the Bishop of Udine. Many rooms are decorated by works done by Giambattista Tiepolo.
The Aquileia Gate (Porta Aquileia) was errected in 1436 as part of the fifth ring of city walls surrounding the city of Udine. Entering the city through this gate lead to Via Aquileia where you can walk along six old palaces dating back to the 17th-19th centuries.
The emblem of Cividale del Friuli shown at a building near the centre of the city. At this place I was especially impressed by the lovely design of the windows.
Villa Ticozzi de’ Concina is a building dating back to the 18th century built on top of a hill in the middle of San Danielle del Friuli.
Sundial seen at the walls of Cathedral of San Michele Arcangelo in San Daniele del Friuli. This place is best known as the production center of the San Daniele prosciutto.
An interesting detail seen at the Friulian farmer’s life museum Cjase Cocel in Fagagna: In earliert times the duvets were filled with wood chippings.
The museum located near Villa Manin houses 40+ coaches from the nineteenth and twentieth century. Continue reading
Many foreign peoples entered Italy via the area of Friuli in the north-east of the country. Therefore Friuli is that part of Italy with the highest density of castles. The castle of Fagagna has been in ruins since 16th century but it still offers a great view of the countryside from the top of the castle hill.