Udine is a lively university town with a charming historic center. While many other cities in the region Friuli have been greatly influenced by Austrian (eg Trieste) or Slovenian (eg Gorizia) powers, then Udine has a Italian in expression .
Udine has about 100,000 inhabitants, quite a large city and it has a beautiful and lively market packed with coffee shops and cozy restaurants.
Udine is the second largest city in the region Friuli Venezia Giulia after Trieste. Its location is geographically in the region more central than Trieste and is easy to get to as it is located at the A23 motorway, which connects the northern part of the Adriatic coast with Austria. Alternatively, there is only about 125 km from Venice motorway all the way and you as well you can visit the fortress town of Palma Nova, located just south of Udine. Udine is located in a flat area about midway between the Alps and the Adriatic coast.
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The city has for many years been under Venetian rule from 1420 onwards, which has left many tracks in the street. Among other things, the Town Hall Square Piazza della Libertà which features a bell tower Torre dell'Orologio listed after the model of St. Mark's Square in Venice. It is also worth mentioning the Town Hall Loggia del Lionello , built in the years 1448-1457. The city's biggest personality of all time is undoubtedly the Venetian baroque painter Tiepolo that has marked the city with his artwork. As a final comment may be mentioned that the city also houses a famous football team from Serie A. Football Club Udinese that was founded way back in 1896, and is therefore Italy's second oldest club.