The Veneto and Friuli–Venezia Giulia Sights

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Castello Review

From its hilltop site, the castle (construction began 1517) has panoramic views extending to Monte Nero (7,360 feet) in neighboring Slovenia. Here Udine's civic museums of art and archaeology are centralized under one roof. Particularly worth seeing is the national and regional art collection in the Galleria d'Arte Antica, which has canvases by Venetians Vittore Carpaccio (circa 1460–1525) and Giambattista Tiepolo, an excellent Caravaggio, and a carefully selected collection of works by lesser known but still interesting Veneto and Friuli artists. The museum also has a small but wonderful collection of drawings, containing several by Tiepolo; some find his drawings even more moving than his paintings.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Via Lionello 1, Udine, 33100 | Map It
  • Phone: 0432/271591
  • Cost: €3, or free with Card Udine Museale (€6), which allows admission to most museums in Udine and the Chiesa della Purità
  • Hours: Tues.–Sat. 9:30–12:30 and 3–6; Sun. 9:30–noon
  • Location: Udine
Updated: 11-11-2013

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