Udine, a charming city in the Friuli Venezia Giulia region of Italy, offers a delightful mix of history, art, and culture. Here's a suggested walking tour to explore its highlights. Begin at Piazza della Libertà, the heart of Udine. This lively square is adorned with the Fountain of Peace and surrounded by elegant buildings, including the Loggia del Lionello and the Clock Tower. Udine's compact size makes it perfect for leisurely exploration on foot. And don't hesitate to wander down side streets; you might stumble upon hidden squares or charming local spots that add to the city's allure. Along the way, you will stop at San Daniele del Friuli, a picturesque town renowned for its exquisite prosciutto, and visit one of the most famous Italian ham factories. Upon arrival, you'll likely receive a warm welcome and an introduction to the history and tradition behind the production of Italian ham. You might learn about the specific processes involved in curing and aging the ham, emphasizing the importance of traditional methods and quality ingredients. A knowledgeable guide will explain the techniques used, such as salting, resting, and aging, which are crucial for the quality and taste of the final product and you will witness the strict quality control measures that ensure the hams meet the required standards before they're ready for consumption. The tour concludes with a tasting session, you'll have the chance to savor the delicious ham, often paired with local typical products and wine. This allows you to appreciate the nuanced flavors and textures of the cured meat.
Private DELUXE chauffeured vehicle with English-speaking driver at disposal for 8 hrs
Private expert guide at disposal for 8 hours
Prosciutto San Daniele factory tour
Full prosciutto tasting with lunch
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