Udine is the capital of the Province of Udine in the Italian Region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia.


Udine is a quiet and stately provincial capital - and also the unofficial capital of Friuli (Forum Iulii-Cividale del Friuli) , which comprises the largest part of the Region of Friuli-Venezia-Giuli. While the once-great seaport of Trieste is the regional capital and reigns over the coast, Udine presides over the region's inland plains and its Alpine peaks. For centuries Udine was a Venetian city - in contrast to Trieste, which was part of the Austrian Empire. Today, Friuli is known as a region of wines, prosciutto di San Daniele and Montasio cheese. Udine is an excellent loction to taste these products and to start a visit to this less traveled part of Italy.

Get In

By plane

Udine is 40 km from Trieste Airport, which has daily flights to London Stansted, Milan, Munich and Rome, and less regular flights to Birmingham, Brussels, Valencia and other locations in Europe. Other popular nearby airports include Venice Marco Polo, Treviso (Venice) - both about an hour away by car or train - and Ljubljana, Slovenia less than two hours drive from Udine.

By train

The train from Venice/Mestre takes just over an hour and a half (unless you catch one of the locals that makes all the stops for a two-hour ride). Trieste is just over an hour away. Trains to Venice and Trieste run almost every hour. One train a day goes direct to Milan, and another to Rome (otherwise, change in Venice/Mestre). There are night trains to Vienna - but during the day, Austrian Railways runs a bus to Villach and Klagenfurt. If heading from Slovenia the most convenient and frequent method may be to take a train to Nova Gorica, walk across the border to Gorizia and onwards to the city's train station and take one of the frequent trains coming from Trieste to Udine.

By car

By highway (A4/A55), Udine is about an hour from Trieste, an hour and a half from Venice and from Villach, Austria, and under two hours from Ljubljana, Slovenia.






Go next

Gorizia, Trieste, the Slovenian coast and Venice are all within one and two hours from Udine.

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