The city of Udine, the capital of the province and considered the “historic centre” of the region, is located on a hill dominated by its historic castle from which we can observe a bird’s eye view of the whole area. Just below the castle we can admire the Porticato di San Giovanni with its Torre dell’Orologio, a Renaissance period building. The Castle of Udine, recently renovated and brought to its original splendor after the devastating earthquake of 1976, was built on pre-existing ancient fortifications in 1511. The town offers a host of museums, cinemas, theatres and numerous other attractions.
Up until 1976, Gemona was one of the most lively towns in the region. After the devastating damage sustained after the earthquake, it has now come back to life after a meticulous renovation of this hamlet which flourished between the XIII and XIV centuries. The Duomo is of romanesque/gothic origin and is considered one of the most beautiful churches in Friuli.
San Daniele, the town renowned the world over for the splendid prosciutto which carries its name, is located 24 km from Udine.
Trieste, the capital of the Friuli Venezia Giulia region, is its most densely populated city and acts as a bridge between Western and Central Europe, blending Mediterranean and “Mitteleuropean” cultures with its grand buildings, roads and piazzas. The city is an important railroad hub as well as a splendid port which was the major maritime access for the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Today it has become one of the major ports for exchanges with Central and Eastern European markets as well as Asia.
Some of its major tourist attractions include: Grotta Gigante, Castello di Miramare, the Acquarium and much more.