10 Things to Do in Province of Udine That You Shouldn't Miss

August 25, 2017 Rosalyn Ihle

The province of Udine (Italian: provincia di Udine, Friulian: provincie di Udin, Slovene: videmska pokrajina, German: provinz Udine) is a province in the autonomous region Friuli-Venezia Giulia of Italy, bordering Austria and Slovenia. Its capital is the city of Udine, which has a population of 99,242 inhabitants. It has a total population of 530,849 inhabitants over a surface area of 4,907.24 square kilometres (1,894.70 sq mi). The provincial president is Pietro Fontanini.
Restaurants in Province of Udine

1. Basilica di Aquileia

Piazza Capitolo 1, 33051 Aquileia, Italy +39 0431 91067
Excellent
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5 based on 858 reviews

Basilica di Aquileia

Reviewed By Nicholas H - London, United Kingdom

One of the most extraordinary religious buildings in Western Christendom. Only one of the original two Basilicas remains and that is extraordinary, with the most exquisite floor mosaics in stunning condition. The vaulted wooden ceilings are amazing, as are the frescoes in the apse and many other features of the building. Better still is the crypt, which has equally well preserved 1st century mosaics from the house demolished to make way for the Basilica site. There is a wonderful bell tower, which can be ascended by anyone who is enthusiastic and fit enough. The whole site can be appreciated from the spacious courtyard at the front. There is also a 20th century war time cemetery behind the Basilica. Visiting here is a truly evocative experience.

2. Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli

Via Filippo Corridoni 6, 33097, Spilimbergo, Italy +39 0427 2077
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5 based on 116 reviews

Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli

Reviewed By CarolnRobb - New York

We retained Simonetta di Paoli (depaolisimonetta (at) gmail.com ) to show us around this incredible school. It provides a 3 year program for 150 students who come from around the world. The floors of the school are mosaics. The walls are chock-a-block with mosaics. Even the bathrooms have mosaics.
The best part . . . because our guide knew all the teachers . . . was being able to go into the classrooms and watch the students working on their mosaic assignments.

3. Laghi di Fusine

33018 Tarvisio, Italy
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5 based on 614 reviews

Laghi di Fusine

Reviewed By Mandymak

We like lakes, and we went to many lakes in Italy, this is one of the best! The lake is small , but extremely beautiful! I cannot describe hw beautiful it is with my limited wordings.
The lake changes colours according to the weather, we went there 2 times, one day it was cloudy, one day it was sunny.. the colours were different, but Bothe were glorious!
This lake was very quiet, you may walking around it, or bicycling , or hiking around the mountain there.
Parking was not enough, so recommended to go earlier.
There was a hotel there with restaurant , the view was excellent, and food was good too! and also a kiosk there , you may buy a coffee and relax there for half day!

4. Sappada Vecchia

Mulbach -Puiche | Mulbach -Puiche, 32047, Sappada, Provincia di Belluno, Veneto, 32047, Sappada, Italy +39 0435 469131
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4.5 based on 179 reviews

Sappada Vecchia

Reviewed By Flavio P

It is a charming village full of old wooden houses built in a local style. Sappada is a cultural island composed of old austrian families migrated in the XIV century and remained isolated until 120 years ago.

5. Cividale del Friuli - UNESCO World Heritage Centre

33043, Cividale del Friuli, Italy +39 0432 710100
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4.5 based on 620 reviews

Cividale del Friuli - UNESCO World Heritage Centre

Reviewed By Tualie - Varese, Italy

As Unesco site… the Gastaldaga (gastaldaga is the residential district of the gastaldo or castaldo which is the local administrator on behalf of the Longobard/Lombard king, in a few words a stewardship) is one of the seven sites (the others are spread in other parts of Italy) that belong to the inscription Longobards in Italy, places of power. This area, easily recognizable since is the old part of the town (cobblestone streets, stone/brick buildings) the area where is located the Longobard temple (tempietto) inside the Monastery; the other main attractions of the town are within walking distance even if not part of the gastaldaga.

TEMPIETTO LONGOBARDO (Longobard Temple): Currently the wooden choir stalls are under renovation (those were addings during the late Medieval), so the structure is shown as originally is. Very fine artwork, extraordinary.
IPOGEO CELTICO (Celtic Hypogeum): Artificial underground caves, spooky. Free admission, need to ask for access keys at the temple/monastery reception desk.
CASA MEDIOEVALE: Rustic example of a medieval home. Is considered the oldest best conserved standing building in Cividale.
PONTE del DIAVOLO (devil’s bridge): just a bridge with the common devil’s related tale.
MUSEO ARCHEOLOGICO NAZIONALE (National Archaeological Museum): Displays lots of Longobard items also prehistoric, Roman, Medieval finds from all stages.
MUSEO CRISTIANO e TESORO del DUOMO (Christian Museum): Interesting to watch the original colors of the Altar of Ratchis, a Longobard king.
Would suggest to purchase the integrated ticket for 3 attractions (temple, both museums)
This is an interesting and historical town, founded by Julius Caesar in b.C. period (but dated back from prehistory) nice to stop and overnight (1 is perfect) if interesting in history, food and to be away from hoards of tourists.

6. Piazza San Giacomo

Piazza San Giacomo, 33100 Udine, Italy +39 0432 295972
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4.5 based on 368 reviews

Piazza San Giacomo

Reviewed By dierna - Udine, Italy

Beautiful to look at, better than Piazza Libertà, feels intimate and friendlier. Nice vibe... even if, on the left side of the church, near the well, they used to burn witches... :-D Anyway, mostly young crowd, but very good for families as well, children can run amock around the Fountain and you get a nice "aperitivo".

7. Saturno da Geremia

Contrada Rialto 34, 33050 Marano Lagunare, Italy
Excellent
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5 based on 96 reviews

Saturno da Geremia

Reviewed By Anne A

Amazing experience , food, vino, lovely crew, charming captain and incredible nature. Absolute highlight of our trip!!!Many thanks Anne for your visit and your review. Greetings from all the crew ;-)

8. Duomo di Sant'Andrea

Via Glizoio di Mels 12, 33010 Venzone, Italy
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4.5 based on 102 reviews

Duomo di Sant'Andrea

Reviewed By Hendrik_NL - Rotterdam, The Netherlands

In 1990 the rebuilding of the Duomo di St. Andrea in Venzone was finished. With this feat the national monument Venzone had been raised from the rubble of the devastating earthquake of 1976 and had become the landmark of Venzone again. Unfortunately, on the day of my visit a well attended wedding was in progress, so it was not possible to see the inside of the church. But this pleasure I can save for my next visit to Venzone.

9. Casa delle Farfalle

Via Canada 5, 33010 Bordano, Italy +39 344 234 5406
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4.5 based on 166 reviews

Casa delle Farfalle

The Butterfly House of Bordano is the biggest exhibition of butterflies and living insects in Italy. Half of the area (1000 sqm) is covered by three greenhouses where the habitat of three different tropical Forests are reproduced: tropical Africa, Asian rainforest and the Amazonas basin. In this extraordinary background, hundreds of butterflies roam freely, as well as other insects and small invetebrates.

Reviewed By Olga S

I have been in this house years ago. They've made some upgrades and changed some animals/insects. I like this place, they have some strange, for example a giant centipede from Africa. A lot of beautiful butterfly are flying around you from different parts of the world, but some years ago there were more kinds of butterflies. The place is small but nice, especially if you have small children with small patience

10. Parco Zoo Punta Verde

Via Giorgio Scerbanenco 19/1, 33054, Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy +39 0431 428775
Excellent
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4.5 based on 948 reviews

Parco Zoo Punta Verde

Parco Zoo Punta Verde is a privately run zoo and consequently receives no public funds. Its revenue is derived solely from its entrance fees. Parco Zoo Punta Verde’s Mission is founded on four key points: Education of the public to raise awareness and sensitivity about animals and the environment, with targeted educational programs aimed at the general public and schools of all types and levels. Conservation of endangered species through in situ and ex situ programmes. The zoo’s visitors are active participants in its awareness and fundraising campaigns that allow endangered species to be protected in their natural habitats while offering the local populations opportunities for sustainable development. Research via partnerships with organizations such as universities, museums and scientific institutions in general. And last, but not least, the excitement of a day out for adults and children alike, in a pleasant setting that brings them into contact with nature, thus helping to respect it. Visiting a modern zoo means ensuring a future for nature, thanks to all the ventures aimed at preserving its delicate balance. Parco Zoo Punta Verde covers an area of 100,000 square metres in a loop of the Tagliamento river, in the north-western part of the Lignano peninsula, and is home to over 1,000 animals of around 200 species of mammals, birds and reptiles. The zoo is open from March to November; opening hours can be found on the official website

Reviewed By mucek - Bled

Very relaxing place, beautiful and well maintained. Recomended for family with young children and also for romantic couples, who loves nature. Be there in the morning....in the afternoon animals is not so active.

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