Loggia del Lionello in Udine

Loggia del Lionello in Udine, Italy

The Loggia del Lionello is a Venetian Gothic style edifice built in 15th century. The colours of whith and red marble are a fine alteration to the pure white of the Piazza della Libertà. An interesting detail: Right in the middle of the loggia there is big thermometer using a technology I saw there the first time.

Cathedral of Udine

Cathedral of Udine, Italy

The Duomo Cattedrale di Santa Maria Annunziata in the light of noonday sun. Inside there is a chance to see some works created by Giambattista Tiepolo. Another good place to learn more about this artist is the Diocesan Museum of Udine.

Wall decorations in Udine

Wall decorations in Udine, Italy

On my walk through the old part of Udine I came across this fascinating decorations right under the roof. I guess there is a special term for this kind of decoration. How would you call this kind of deco in Italian or English language?

Heavily guarded gate in Udine

Heavily guarded gate in Udine, Italy

Generally, I know Udine as a popular shopping city for us Austrian but the old part is worth a visit for people interested in architecture too. My first impression after entering the centre of Udine: Well, the gates here are heavily guarded!

Trieste at Sunset

Trieste at Sunset

Photo of a sunset taken through the windows of my bus while leaving the harbour town Trieste in Italy. I was especially impressed by the reflections at the tops of the tower blocks. You?

Canal Grande in Trieste

Canal Grande in Trieste, Italy

On my research tour for Austrian tracks in Italy I also visited the Borgo Teresiano of Trieste. It was founded by Maria Theresa in the middle of 18th century. The canal depicted above was a waterway for merchant ships in order to bring commodities directly to the merchants in the city. [German]

Olive trees near Caresana

Grove of olives in Caresana, Italy

During a weekend staying in Trieste I made a trip to Caresana nearby. After learning some details about the olive oil production in a mill I enjoyed this set of colours in one of the olive groves.