City Walls Gates Towers

Aquileia Gate in Udine

Aquileia gate in Udine, Italy

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.


Diesel-electric railcar GTW 2/6 in Udine, Italy

Diesel-electric articulated railcar GTW 2/3 in Udine, Italy

This diesel-electric articulated railcar GTW 2/6, built by Stadler Rail, is used by the Ferrovie Udine Cividale (FUC) for the line UdineCividale del Friuli. The pic was taken at the railway station of Udine.

Coat of arms

Coat of arms of Cividale del Friuli

Emblem of Cividale del Friuli, Italy

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 in San Daniele

Villa Ticozzi de' Concina in San Daniele del Fruili, Italy

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 in San Daniele del Friuli

Sundial in San Daniela del Friuli, Italy

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.


Duvet filled with wood chips in Friuli

Duvet filled with wood chips in Friuli, Italy

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.


Civic museum of vintage coaches in Codroipo

Civic museum of vintage coaches in Codroipo, Italy

The museum located near Villa Manin houses 40+ coaches from the nineteenth and twentieth century.


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?

Urban Walks

Fine shutters in Udine

Stylish shutters in Udine, Italy

I just love the style of these shutters. You?

Urban Walks

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?