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Agnes of Merania
Berthold of Aquilea
Berthold V. von Andechs
Friaul-Julisch Venetien
Gertrude of Merania
Agnès de Méranie
Bertoldo di Andechs-Merania
Loggia del Lionello
Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Via Mercatovecchio

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Udine - Via Mercatovecchio

Udine - Via Mercatovecchio
Udine is the historical capital of Friuli. It was mentioned first time, when Empereor Otto II donated a castle to the Patriarchs of Aquileia. When Berthold V. von Andechs (1180-1251), brother of French queen consort Agnes of Merania, Hungarian queen consort Gertrude of Merania and Saint Hedwig of Silesia in 1238 became Patriarch of Aquileia, he moved the capital of the ecclesiastical state from Cividale to Udine.

In 1420 Udine was conquered by the Republic of Venice. It remained under Venetian control until 1797, being the second largest city in the state.

For a short while it was French. After the Congress of Vienna it became part of the Kingdom of Lombardy–Venetia (- Austria) - and was included in the newly formed Kingdom of Italy in 1866.

The Via Mercatovecchio in the center of Udine in the evening. The street cafe on the right is still open. Seen in the background is the "Loggia del Lionello".

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