Castle of Fagagna in Friuli

Castle ruin of Fagagna in Friuli, Italy

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.

At the Val Canale in Italy

Val Canale in Italy

On my way from Udine to the Austrian border I took an ordinary road through the Val Canale instead of the motorway and enjoyed a splendid view of the Alps. In some areas of Europe it is really better to drive slowly instead of racing along the motorways, isn’t it?

An altana in Udine

An altana in Udine, Italy

Another interesting piece of architecture I saw in Udine. It is called an altana. Well, would you love to live in such a tower?

Nice balcony in Udine

Nice balcony in Udine, Italy

Nice balcony in the streets of Udine. Who of you would like to be Juliet on that balcony?

Coat of arms in Udine

Coat of arms in Udine, Italy

Amazing emblem seen in the streets of Udine. Any ideas who is the owner of this coat of arms?

Piazza Libertà in Udine

Piazza Libertà in Udine, Italy

At the Piazza Libertà in Udine. I love this photo for one reason: Though it is a central place the atmosphere is so peaceful.

A weird tree in Udine

A weird tree in Udine, Italy

On my way back from the castle of Udine down to the city I came across this atmospheric place dominated by a weird tree.

Santa Maria in Castello in Udine

Santa Maria in Castello in Udine, Italy

The golden angel on top of the church Santa Maria in Castello made me think he is pointing me to anything special. A hint for a treasure? A mystery Dan Brown would love to unravel? After some research the answer was pretty simple: He is constructed like a weather vane and just show the direction of the wind.