Shopping in UdineEdit This
Udine, located in Northern Italy, is a great tourist destination and a beautiful city. It is filled with historically significant landmarks, such as the Villa Manin in Passariano di Codroipo, the villa where Napoleon Bonaparte signed the Trattato di Campoformido, ending the existence of the Republic of Venice. In addition to its many historical buildings, Udine is a great place to enjoy the unique food and wine of the region. Shopping here is a great opportunity to pick up keepsakes while enjoying the beauty of northern Italy.
Udine is the historical capital of the Friuli region, which is well known for its wine. Despite the fact that it does not produce high volumes, the wine from this area is of unusually high quality and well known for its numerous family-run vineyards. While you can get great bottles of all types of wine, the area is particularly known for its white wines, which are fresher and lighter than others and regarded as some of the best Italy has to offer. Of special note is the Picolit varietal and the wine cellar Livio Felluga. Another drink to keep an eye out for in Udine is Grappa, a grape-based pomace brandy local to Italy that can run up to 40% alcohol. You can sample Grappa in a bar or cafe, but a bottle makes a great take-home souvenir.
The local football team, Udinese Calcio, has a shop on Via Mercato Vecchio in the heart of downtown Udine. The football team was founded in 1896, and play in Serie A Italian League football. The traditional team uniform is black and white, and is a well-loved symbol of the region, making it a great souvenir. Also available at the shop are t-shirts and a variety of other merchandise.
Downtown Udine is filled with shops, and during your vacation you should try to take full advantage. Gioiellerial Adalberto Szulin & C. is an excellent jewelry store, and if you walk around the castle, or Castello di Udine, one of the principal landmarks of the city, you will find numerous small shops that carry everything from clothing to souvenirs and hand-made crafts. Start on Via Mercato Vecchio, just to the southwest of the castle, and work your way down through the streets.