Udine covers an area of 56.82 Km2, and it is located in a privileged geographic position, extending itself on the international way that links Italy to the north-east of Europe, bordering Austria and Slovenia. It is a medieval town, with a rich historical background and architectural heritage.
Udine is an important centre both for the industrial and the tertiary sector and it is considered a significant connecting point with Central and Eastern European Countries.
Despite its industrial development, it has preserved wide agricultural areas (a third of its administrative territory) and maintained a good balance between human settlements and local environmental assets.
Udine has a lively cultural life: its university attracts more than 15,000 students from all the country. It offers many events of great cultural attraction that makes it an appealing tourist destination. We can mention: "Friuli DOC", which is the most important gastronomic event in the region; the "Far East Film Festival", the unique international film festival in Europe dedicated to movies from Far East Asia.