Just 20 minutes by car from the AVRO - Rivoli Osoppo airfield you reach the city of Udine, a nerve centre on the road that connects the east with the west of Europe. Udine preserves ancient and precious treasures along its streets.
Piazza Libertà is considered the most beautiful Venetian square on the mainland with the Loggia del Lionello, the monument to peace desired by Napoleon, the statues Hercules and Cacus witnesses to cruel events, the Clock Tower and finally, going up through the Arco Bollani designed by Palladio, we continue towards the Castle, where you can visit the civic museums and the Church of Santa Maria with frescoes from the Romanesque period and the bell tower with the bronze angel that indicates the wind direction.
The Diocesan Museum of Tiepolo, located in the Archbishop's palace, is one of the city's artistic treasures that preserves an exceptional cycle of frescoes by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo and is home to the diocesan museum.
The current Piazza Matteotti, known as Piazza San Giacomo or Mercato Nuovo, has always been one of the busiest places in the city. In the centre, on a stone mount, are the Fountain of Giovanni da Udine (1543) and the column with the statue of the Madonna with Child (1487). Along three sides of the square, airy rows of porticoes run, interrupted next to the square by the well where the church of San Giacomo stands out (1398). And for fans of Italian fashion there’s Via Mercatovecchio, with its shops under the arcades that line the street. There are also numerous typical taverns where you can sip an excellent local wine in company.