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Top Choice Art Gallery in Udine

Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art

Udine’s newest museum brings together a number of bequests, creating a substantial collection of 20th-century Italian artists, including De Chirico, Morandi, Campigli and Mušič. There’s also a surprise horde of nota…
Top Choice Deli in Udine

La Bottega del Borgo

This busy corner deli-winebar has such a winning way it will make you want to up sticks and settle in Udine. Locals drop in for morning coffee, pastries and bread, grab supplies for quick at-home dinners, or have th…
Wine Bar in Udine

Al Cappello

Follow the locals' lead and order what may be Italy's most reasonably priced spritz (€1.50) through the window. Stuzzichini here are generous enough to constitute dinner, or you can eat well at one of the tables.
Friulian in Udine

Trattoria ai Frati

A popular old-style eatery on a cobbled cul-de-sac where you can expect local specialities such as frico (fried cheese), pumpkin gnocchi with smoked ricotta, or, in season, white asparagus and fish stew. It's loved …
Museum in Udine

Galleria d'Arte Antica

The Galleria d’Arte Antica has a handful of works by Caravaggio (there is a portrait of St Francis in room 7), Carpaccio (with a work showing the adoration of Christ’s blood in room 3) and Tiepolo (several works in …
Cathedral in Udine


The chapels of Udine's 13th-century Romanesque-Gothic cathedral house the Museo del Duomo, with 13th- to 17th-century frescoes in the Cappella di San Nicolò.
Church in Udine

Oratorio della Purità

The intimate Oratorio della Purità has a beautiful, dramatic ceiling painting of the Assumption by Giambattista Tiepolo, and eight biblical scenes in chiaroscuro by his son, Giandomenico, on the walls. The building …
Museum in Udine

Museo del Duomo

Housed in a couple of chapels is the Museo del Duomo, among whose most interesting elements are the 13th- to 17th-century frescoes in the Cappella di San Nicolò.
Cafe in Udine

Caffè Contarena

Beneath the arcades of Palazzo d'Aronco, Contarena's soaring domed ceilings glitter with gold leaf and other Liberty fancy. Designed by Raimondo d'Aronco, a master of the genre and one-time local, it's a glamorous e…
Bar in Udine

Osteria al Barnabiti

Fabulously eccentric decor makes this place rather memorable in a city of atmospheric bars. Great wines, grappa and cheese and meat platters complete the picture.