Antiquity and Food in Cividale

A Sense of Antiquity Founded by Julius Caesar with the name of Forum Iulii in 568 AD. Cividale became the seat of the first Longobard duchy in Italy and later, the residence of the Patriarchs of Aquileia. This pretty town is antique, but clean like a bright new penny! Cividale del Friuli is located at […]

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Hot Cross Buns

If you have no daughters, give them to your sons, one ha’ penny, two ha’ penny, Hot Cross Buns Summer days on the beach; tiny bikini are a must have. The size of the bottom doesn’t matter much; for good or bad (the bad is not pictured here) this bikini is the hit of the […]

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Museo Etnografico and Women

Udine’s Museo Etnografico is housed in Palazzo Giacomelli, a building which dates back to the 16th century. The building takes its name from its last owner Sante Giacomelli who bought it in 1900. Palazzo Giacomelli underwent some reconstruction at the end of the nineteenth century, like the façade with false red bricks, decorated with festoons, […]

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Running in Black & White

While jogging in the morning I can’t but stop and take pictures of the lovely trees in the park. All these pictures are taken with the iPhone. Different days and slightly different hours. But with different light conditions. Today, after last night big storm, the air was crystal clear and fresh. Ideal for both running […]

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Spilimbergo

Spilimbergo takes its name from the Count Spengenberg (Carinthian, Southern Austria) who moved here around 1120. Located on the hills northeast of Venice in the province of Pordenone in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, northern Italy. This little town is a real jewel In the Middle Ages, the city was an important center of transit and commerce, prosperous and flourishing so that, in order […]

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Art & Biking

Cordovado. This enchanting place is listed among the “most beautiful villages in Italy”

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Aquileia

Aquileia was founded by the Romans as a military colony in 181 BC, it was first bulwark against the invasion of the Barbarians and the departure point for expeditions and military conquests. Located in Friuli-Venezia-Giulia (Udine Province), about 13 km from the Adriatic, and about 60 miles from Venice (airport) going east, it was added […]

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Biking in Italy

Lunch break during the ride along the FVG1 to the Adriatic Coast

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