The Veneto and Friuli–Venezia Giulia Sights

Piazza della Libertà

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Published 06/07/2016

Fodor's Review

Udine was conquered by the Venetians in 1420, so there is a distinctly Venetian stamp on the architecture of the historic center, most noticeably here, in the large main square. The Loggia del Leonello, begun in 1428, dominates the square and houses the municipal government. Its similarity to the facade of Venice's Palazzo Ducale (finished in 1424) is clear, but there is no evidence that it is an imitation of that palace. It's more likely a product of the same architectural fashion. Opposite stands the Renaissance Porticato di San Giovanni (1533–35) and the Torre dell'Orologio, a 1527 clock tower with naked mori (Moors), who strike the hours on the top.

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Udine, Friuli Venezia Giulia, 33100, Italy

Published 06/07/2016

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