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Getting There

By Train -- About two trains an hour leave from Udine's station on Viale Europa Unità to both Venice (1 3/4-2 hr.) and Trieste (1-1 1/2 hr.). Two trains an hour also arrive from each of the nearby cities.

By Bus -- The bus station is 1 block east of the train station on Viale Europa Unità. There is extensive service to other cities and towns in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, but little outside it, provided by SAF (tel. 800-915-303; www.saf.ud.it). Hourly buses (more frequent between 7-9am and 4-7pm) make the hour-long trip to and from Trieste.

By Car -- Udine is an easy 2-hour drive northeast of Venice first east on the A4, then north on the A23. From Trieste, it's a trip of a little under an hour west on the A4 and then north on A23. If you are driving from Cortina d'Ampezzo or another Dolomite resort, you will drop down from the mountains toward Belluno on SS51 as if you were going to Venice, but at Vittorio Veneto head east on the state roads toward Pordenone and then Udine. Allow about 3 hours for the drive.

Visitor Information

The tourist office is at Piazza I Maggio 7 (the other side of the Castello from Piazza della Libertà; tel. 0432-295-972; fax 0432-504-743; www.turismo.fvg.it) and is open Monday to Saturday 9am to 1pm and 3 to 6pm.

City Layout

Much of the center of Udine is closed to traffic and surrounded by ring roads. The train and bus stations are at the southern end of this ring network, on Viale Europa Unità. From there it is about a 15-minute walk into the center, following Via Aquileia and its continuation, Via Veneto, to Piazza della Libertà. Bus no. 1 makes the trip from the train station to the center (1€).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.