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Udine

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Udine
Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Udine is a city in the north-east of Italy, capital of the historical region of Friuli, in the middle of Friuli-Venezia Giulia region, between the Adriatic sea and the Alps (Alpi Carniche), less than 40 km from the Slovenian border.
Its population was 96,593 in 2005, 167,000 with the urban area.

Elevation 113 m
Area 56 km²
Time zone CET, UTC+1
Dialling code 0432
Postal code 33100
Patron Saints Saint Ermacoras and Saint Fortunatus - Day July 12
Website: http://www.comune.udine.it/

Udine was the historical starting point for a route over the Saifnitz or Pontebba Pass to Villach by way of Pontebba and Tarvisio.
It lay on the Roman road the Via Julia Augusta, but there is no sign of Roman occupation.
Founded in 983, after the decline of Aquileia (an important Roman city) and Forum Iulii, Udine became important for commerce, and was for 4 centuries capital of patriarchate of Aquileia (see Aquileian Rite).

In the 1230s the seat of the patriarchate of Aquileia was transferred to Udine, giving its Romanesque cathedral new prominence.
In 1420 Udine became part of Venetian territory.
It remained a part of the Republic of Venice until 1797, when Napoleon yielded Venice and her territories to Austria in the Treaty of Campo Formio, signed in 1796 in Campoformido, a village about 4 miles west of Udine.
In 1866 it was annexed by the kingdom of Italy as part of the unification of Italy.

Some of the sights of Udine;
  • Residence of the patriarchs of Aquileia,
  • Piazza della LibertÓ,
  • Loggia di San Giovanni from the 16th century,
  • Torre dell'Orologio,
  • Piazza San Giacomo (St. James square),
  • Via mercatovecchio Udine,
  • Church of Santa Maria della PuritÓ and many other.
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For a more information about Udine see Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This page was retrieved and condensed from (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Udine) February 2007.
All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License (see Copyrights for details).
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Sarolta, my daughter and I visited Udine in 1978, and I will scan and upload some of my slides sometimes soon.


In 2006, Hui Chin and I visited Udine again and we enjoyed our stay.



You can click on these photos for an enlargement.

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