Udine, located in North-eastern
Italy, is the center of the Friuli Region, sometimes defined as
a “jewel between the mountains and the sea”. Historically,
Udine was part of the Venice Republic, and the influence of Venetian
architecture is clearly seen today on some of its most beautiful
Udine is very close (and conveniently connected) to interesting
tourist locations such as Venice (many conference participants
will arrive at Venice airport), Aquileia, Cividale, Grado, and
the Alps. It is also close to the borders of Austria and Slovenia.
The Friuli Region is also known for some of the best Italian wines.
Pictures of Udine
A 3D virtual visit of one of the nicest
squares of Udine
Currency and banks
Italian currency is the euro. One US$ equals approximately 1 euro.
Most Italian services accept major credit cards. Banks are closed on Saturdays and
Tipping is not expected in Italy. Rounding up the bill is completely within
Climate and clothing
Temperatures may range between +9 and +20 Celsius degrees. The possibility of
rainy weather cannot be excluded.
The mains voltage in Italy is 220 V (50 Hz). Plugs and sockets are the same as in
most countries of Continental Europe. In case your equipment requires different
voltage, an electrical transformer will be needed.