Udine, located in north-eastern Italy, is the center of the Region named Friuli Venezia Giula, sometimes defined as a “jewel between the mountains and the sea”. Historically, Udine was part of the Venice Republic, and the influence of Venetian architecture is clearly seen today on some of its most beautiful buildings. Udine is very close (and conveniently connected) to interesting tourist locations such as Venice, Trieste, Aquileia, Cividale, Grado, and the Alps. It is also close to the borders of Austria and Slovenia. The Friuli Region is also known for some of the best Italian wines.
|currency||is the euro - €. Most Italian services accept major credit cards. Banks are closed on saturdays and sundays.|
|tipping||is not expected in Italy and rounding up the bill is completely within your discretion.|
|temperatures||may range between -2 and +10 Celsius degrees, rainy weather cannot be excluded, snow is rather infrequent (3 days forecast)|
|voltage||is 220-230 V (50 Hz). Plugs and sockets are of types C, F and L. Adapters may be purchased at the main airports.|
|call||italian phone numbers require to dial +39 (or 0039) frontward|
There are three main airports close to Udine: Venice (Marco Polo airport, IATA code VCE), Trieste (Ronchi dei Legionari airport, IATA code TRS) and Treviso (Sant'Angelo airport, IATA code TSF).
is served by all major airlines. From this airport you can easily reach Udine by train (see below), but first you have to reach the nearby train station in Mestre: there are convenient bus services (about 25 minutes, check schedules at the Venice airport link above and be careful to take the bus to Mestre and not to Venice):
If you wish to visit Venice before coming to Udine, both ACTV and ATVO lines provide also transportation services from the airport to Venice (piazzale Roma). From Venice train station you can directly take a train to Udine then.
|Trieste airport||is the nearest airport to Udine and it is served by some international airlines. A bus service (operated by APT, line 51) takes you to the Udine bus station which is in front of the railway station (about 1 hour, check schedules at the Trieste airport link above).|
|Treviso airport||is conveniently served by some low-cost airlines (e.g. Ryanair). There are direct bus links from the airport to Treviso and/or Mestre train station. Treviso, together with Mestre, is along the train line Udine-Venice. You can check bus and airplanes schedules at the Treviso airport link above.|
Udine train station is well connected to all major italian cities. You can plan your travel here. Ticket prices vary slightly depending on the train category (R and IR categories cheaper than IC and ES categories, the latter often require advance booking and/or seat reservation). Remember to obliterate your ticket before catching the train (use the yellow machines along the tracks or inside the stations hall).
You can reach Udine through highways A4 (E70) and A23 (E55). From Austria, take exit Udine Nord (Udine North). From other destinations (such as Venice and Trieste Airports, Slovenia), take exit Udine Sud (Udine South).