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.

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.

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.

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?