Stage #9: Pordenone – Udine

AIDA Piazza Libertà in Udine

Stage #9: Pordenone – Udine

AIDA River Tagliamento
River Tagliamento with its large bed

Leave Pordenone Railway Station (km 0) and head toward South, crossing river Noncello and then river Meduna (km 5).

Pass by the village of Fiume Veneto and head for Casarsa della Delizia, the birth place of the poet Pierpaolo Pasolini, whose tomb is at the entrance of the local cemetery. Cross the river Tagliamento (km 32) and its large bed: the river Tagliamento is going to be linked with Ciclovia Alpe Adria  in the North and Lignano in the Southby a dedicated cycle route.

You have now entered the province of Udine, head for the town of Codroipo and, just before the village of Passariano, you will encounter the historical Villa Manin (km 43), which is famous for the Treaty of Campo Formio, signed between Napoleon and Austrian Monarchy in 1797: the  treaty delivered Nothern Italy to Austrian domination for barely one century. Now the villa is used for exhibitions and concerts in its gentle fields.

AIDA Villa Manin
The entry gate of Villa Manin

Head towards North and speed up to Udine, the capital of Friuli: pass by Basiliano, Colloredo di Prato and Pasian di Prato. You have finally arrived in Udine (km 70), enjoy a fresh beer in Piazza Libertà, under the imposing castle, and taste the local dish frico. Don’t forget to pay tribute to the revolutionary women Tina Modotti, in via Pracchiuso 89.

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