Castles Museums

Villa Manin in Codroipo

Villa Manin in Codroipo, Italy

On 17 October 1797, France and Austria signed the Treaty of Campo Formio in this villa. This event ended the War of the First Coalition. Today, the edifice houses a collection of antique carriages and an armoury. In addition, the villa is a popular venue.

Monuments Roman Empire

Monument to Julius Caesar

Monument to Julius Caesar in Cividale del Friuli, Italy

This monument in Cividale del Friuli remembers of Julius Caesar who founded the city in 50 BC. The name of the area of Friuli origins from this place which founding name was Forum Iulli.


Sundial in Udine

Sundial in Udine, Italy

On my urban walk through Udine I come across this sundial. I like the modern style. Unfortunately I don’t know the meaning of Nulla Fluat Quin Doctura. It sounds like you should teach them, there is no flow. Which flow?

Roman Empire

Altinum in Quarto d’Altino

Remains of a Roman street

The ancient Roman city of Altinum was located in the area of today’s Quarto d’Altino. The then very large city had during its flowering over 20,000 inhabitants. After being destroyed by the Huns, the inhabitants fled to the small islands in the lagoon of Venice.


Sundial in Merano

Sundial in Merano, Italy

While I walked through Merano in Italy, I came across this sundial. I was impressed how many elements and codes are compiled in this depiction. For example one can see the motto of Friedrich III. (AEIOU) as well as a skull with an hour glass on top of it.


Bridge of Sighs in Venice

View from inside the Bridge of Sighs in Venice, Italy

While taking the tour around the Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale) I crossed the Bridge of Sighs (Ponte dei Sospiri). Standing inside the bridge I took this pic. In former times, prisoners went via this bridge to their cells. So this view of Venice was probably their last one, for a long time.


Frecciargento high speed train

High speed train Frecciargento in Bolzano

The Frecciargento (top speed 160 mph) belongs together with the Frecciarossa (190 mph) and the Frecciabianca (160 mph) to the group of Italian high-speed trains. The train depicted above is waiting in the central station of Bolzano for the exit towards Rome.


Diesel rail car ALn 663 in Udine

Diesel rail car FS Class ALn 663 in Udine, Italy

A diesel rail car of the FS Class ALn 663 seen at the railway station of Udine. These cars were built by Fiat Ferroviaria in the years 1983 – 1993. The depicted rail car is in use for the line UdineCividale del Friuli.


Fish market hall of Udine

Former fish market hall of Udine, Italy

The former fish market hall of Udine offers both details I’m fond of Udine: Beautiful drawings below the roof and an artful smithery at the window and gates.


Puzzling head with hat in Udine

Fun head with hat in Udine, Italy

Fun head with hat seen at a building near Caffé Contarena in Udine, Italy.


Caffé Contarena in Udine

Caffé Contarena in Udine, ItalyInside 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.


Diocesan Museum in Udine

Diocesan Museum of Udine, Italy

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.