Replies: 6 - Last Post: Sep 9, 2013 6:39 AM Last Post By: clementis_fur_cap
Apr 27, 2013 11:39 PM
Udine regionMy husband and I will be in Slovenia this summer, but since we're also staying near the Italian border for a while, I've -of course- also been looking into interesting sights in Italy. I would love to visit some less-touristy sights in and around Udine and I was hoping to get some suggestions here. We are interested in many things, like nature (lakes, stunning views, etcetera) culture and history (castles, ruines, old towns, monasteries, etcetera). We have our own car to get from A to B, but we like taking the bus or a train as well. Thanks in advance!!
Oh, and PS: Venice.. Yes or no?
Apr 28, 2013 12:53 AM
1Venice...yes,if you can spend at least a night there.A day trip driving from Slovenia will leave you there in the middle of the day,when it is hot and full of package tourists/day trippers.
Around Udine....it is a beautiful region.Very few foreign visitors.
My favourites around there include Aquileia (south of Udine) and San Daniele (north of Udine).Plus Trieste if you like historic cities.
Apr 28, 2013 1:36 AM
2You may have a look at http://oldweb.enit.it/navgraficacomuni.asp?lang=UK&id=494
More in the North, I like Lake Fusine and Lake Misurina/3 Cime del Lavaredo. The latter are in the province of Belluno (Veneto), however.
Apr 28, 2013 3:29 AM
3agree with Lucapal, Venice is worth going only if you sleep there, otherwise it's gonna be a rushed day trip and you won't experience the real beauty of the city. Given that you'll be staying in the Italy/Slovenia border area, probably I would choose to stay a night or two in Friuli Venezia Giulia. Trieste in particular, while often overlooked by foreign tourists, is imho one of the most charming cities in Italy, well worth at least a night's stay. Piazza Unità d'Italia, the main square of Trieste, is a real highlight. Aquileia is nearer to Udine and is definitely worth seeing to.
If you're staying in Slovenia near the border with Udine, make sure you don't miss a drive through the beautiful Soca Valley. That area is also full of heritage dating back to WWI, so if you're into history you could check some museums.
Apr 28, 2013 10:43 PM
Sep 8, 2013 10:24 PM
Sep 9, 2013 6:39 AM
6Another two thumbs up for Trieste and Aquileia.
Please note that Lucalpal suggests at least one night in Venice.
If you only have time to do the usual touristy things, you'll find it over-crowded and full of over-priced mediocre food.
If you get off the beaten path, it can be surprisingly tranquil and you'll find good food for reasonable prices.
If you don't have time to do it justice, skip it.
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