Venetian domination in Friuli

Visiting Udine, Cividale and Palmanova

1 day

Venetian domination in Friuli

Visiting Udine, Cividale and Palmanova

1 day

Today, the traces of the Venetian domination in the region can mainly be found in Udine and Palmanova.

We take you to discover Udine. The tour starts in Piazza Libertà, often referred to as the “most beautiful Venetian square on mainland“, where the city’s most important buildings are found; a testimony to Udine’s Venetian past, a period that stretched from 1420 till the end of the 18th century.

From here, we reach the Castle through the Bollani Arch, dominated by the Venetian Lion, designed by Andrea Palladio in 1556 in honour of the Venetian lieutenant Domenico Bollani. We walk through the portico known as Loggia del Lippomano, named after the Governor who commissioned it (1487). Finally, we reach the Church of Saint Mary, the oldest in Udine, built on the ruins of a sacred building dating back to the 8th century.

The tour continues at the Venetian fortress of Palmanova, model of an ideal city, designed in 1593 by Venice’s Fortifications Office, a document of great architectural and urban planning value, unique in Italy.

The excursion can be extended to include the Longobard town of Cividale, founded by Julius Caesar with the name of Forum Iulii, which eventually gave its name to the entire Friuli Venezia Giulia region.

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