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The Charm of Udine

I regret not spending more time in Udine. I was there for a bare 4-hour trip that I managed to squeeze in my busy schedule traveling around the region of Friuli. What is more, those 4 hours were the hottest of an already hot day, so my friend Sally (who is studying in Udine) and […]

Udine Travel

I regret not spending more time in Udine. I was there for a bare 4-hour trip that I managed to squeeze in my busy schedule traveling around the region of Friuli. What is more, those 4 hours were the hottest of an already hot day, so my friend Sally (who is studying in Udine) and I were forced to retire in her flat for lunch. In short, I really want to go back and see more, because the little I saw really appealed to me.

Udine Travel
It seemed to me that EVERYTHING in the city centre is beautiful, in Udine: piazza Garibaldi, piazza Duomo, the streets, the park, and above all piazza della Libertà (“Freedom Square”) and the walk around the Castle. The loveliest thing I saw, perhaps, was the striped pink and white building with arches that stands in piazza della Libertà and is used for civil weddings. Everything, in fact, is pretty, ancient but well-kept, and makes you feel like you’re walking among piles of sweet-smelling history. Of course, if you want to keep this impression then you shouldn’t venture into the rest of the city, which is definitely not as pleasant. As I had little time on my hands, my friend did her best to inform me about life in Udine: apparently it is a very lively place at night, and in general a perfect place for young people, who can find loads of suitable places for their pockets where to have a relaxing lunch or a romantic dinner. Everywhere you can see conveniently disseminated benches for you to sit and watch people go by… Unlike many other cities, I realized that most of the traffic going around was constituted by people on foot or by bike, which was a splendid surprise as the air was also better as a result.

Practical tips: always take your time to visit a city! In Udine there are many museums I would have been happy to see, and it would have been good to experience some nightlife as well.

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London,Italy
Student

This travel guide is written by Irene Negri 20, Italian, passionate about reading, writing, traveling and learning languages. Currently a student of International Development and International Relations in London, Irene speaks five languages and has recently started to study her sixth (Arabic, quite a challenge!). She dreams of working for an NGO and learning to fly biplanes, while discovering as many cultures and countries as possible. Up to now she has traveled a bit around Europe and taken part in a 6-month school exchange programme in New Zealand, and she will soon spend a semester in Istanbul as part of her degree (thus trying to master Turkish as well...). Very sociable and lively. Irene will be happy to answer any question about her travel writings at kerinkfoof@gmail.com.