September 10th 2016 Photos by Hetty
This town, surrounded by mountains, was devastated by earthquakes in 1976 and has been rebuilt. They are still rebuilding the castle.
View from the railway station
We walked up and entered the medieval town via Porta Udine – 15th century – next to the cathedral
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption – The church and bell tower are 14th century. The 14th century façade amazingly survived the earthquake. The huge statue is Saint Christopher; nine statues represent the Epiphany; the central rose-window is magnificent. The bell tower has been completely rebuilt
As it is the 4oth anniversary of the earthquake, there was a photographic exhibition showing the damage immediately after the earthquake. Apart from the reminders they have left, you wouldn’t know it had happened.
St. Anthony’s Sanctuary
The sanctuary was rebuilt in modern style and inside it preserves the ruins of the thirteenth century small church
Afterwards we returned to Udine
Trip details (if you are planning a visit – check times):
SAF Bus Latisanotta (8.42) to Udine (9.50)
SAF Bus Udine (11.00) to Gemona railway station (11.59) (Train was not running that morning
Train Gemona (16.40) to Udine (16.59)
SAF Bus Udine (18.00) to Latisanotta (19.15)