Travel and Culture in
Friuli Venezia Giulia
The territory of Udine had been populated ever since prehistory. It was, probably, a settlement of Celtic origins, that became more and more important during the Roman period.
Later, during the Middle Ages, Udine lost its importance, since Aquileia and Cividale were the two reference points of the time. Beginning from 1223, with the foundation of the market, thanks to the patriarch Bertoldo di Andechs, Udine became the most important regional town for trading and commerce.
From 1420 on, the supremacy of the patriarchs finished and the town became part of the Serenissima Venice Republic and followed its history.
In the 18th century, Udine Arcidiocesi was founded (1753) and, in 1797, the Republic of Veneto finished, as a consequence of the Treaty of Campoformio.
In 1813 the town passed under the Austrian rule and Udine became part of the Italian State.
It is important to remember the year 1964, when Friuli-Venezia Giulia was officially recognized as a region with special autonomy and the year 1976, when a big earthquake hardly struck the whole region.
Udine photographies kindly granted by Italiano Espresso - Udine