HAM AND LEGENDS FROM SAN DANIELE TO UDINE AND CIVIDALE
Green-pass required, Discovery & taste, Culture & local gems, Less than 1 hour walking, 52
People say that the real secret of San Daniele ham is the village's microclimate. They also say that the Devil's Bridge at Cividale was built by Beelzebub himself. It's time to discover this and more on the longest tour ever, which also takes you to the Udine's old town, the heart of Friuli.
- San Daniele del Friuli: main churches and food tasting in a ham factory
- Udine's old town piazza Matteotti, the cathedral, the baptistry and the Oratory of Purity (external visit)
- Cividale del Friuli: devil's bridge, Longobardo Temple
- The center of San Daniele is full of historical monuments. A distinctive one is the church of Santa Maria della Fratta, built in 1348 close to an ancient city tower.
- Here the cold winds from the Carnic Alps meet the warm breezes from the Adriatic, creating the microclimate that makes the local ham so special. You'll have the opportunity to check it out for yourself during a tasting at a local ham factory. The DOP ham here is seasoned for between 16 months and 4 years.
- Then there is Udine, with its Clock Tower and the Huomini delle Ore, two bronze statues that strike the hours on a bell. And Piazza Matteotti, nicknamed by the people of Friuli as the city's sitting room. You'll also visit the cathedral, a Romanesque-Gothic style building with an 18th century heart.
- Finally, Cividale del Friuli, a town founded by Giulio Cesare, You'll walk across the Devil's Bridge, which according to legend was built by Lucifer himself. You will explore the Longobardo Temple, the best example of Lombard architecture, protected by UNESCO.
Good to know
- The bus transfer from the port to San Daniele takes over 1 hour and 30 minutes.
- This is one of the most popular excursions so book early.