San Daniele del Friuli

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San Daniele del Friuli
Città di San Daniele del Friuli
Cathedral of San Michele Arcangelo
Cathedral of San Michele Arcangelo
Coat of arms of San Daniele del Friuli
Coat of arms
San Daniele del Friuli is located in Italy
San Daniele del Friuli
San Daniele del Friuli
Location of San Daniele del Friuli in Italy
Coordinates: 46°9′N 13°1′E / 46.150°N 13.017°E / 46.150; 13.017Coordinates: 46°9′N 13°1′E / 46.150°N 13.017°E / 46.150; 13.017
Country Italy
Region Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Province / Metropolitan city Udine (UD)
Frazioni Villanova, Cimano, Aonedis, Soprapaludo
 • Mayor Paolo Menis (since 23/04/2013)
 • Total 34.7 km2 (13.4 sq mi)
Elevation 252 m (827 ft)
Population (31 December 2007)[1]
 • Total 8,084
 • Density 230/km2 (600/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Sandanielesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 33038
Dialing code 0432
Patron saint St. Michael Archangel and St. Daniel the Prophet
Saint day August 28
Website Official website

San Daniele del Friuli (Friulian: Sant Denêl) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Udine in the Italian region Friuli-Venezia Giulia, located about 80 kilometres (50 mi) northwest of Trieste and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) northwest of Udine.

San Daniele del Friuli borders these municipalities: Dignano, Forgaria nel Friuli, Majano, Osoppo, Pinzano al Tagliamento, Ragogna, Rive d'Arcano, and Spilimbergo.

San Daniele is best known as the production center of the San Daniele prosciutto.[2] The prosciutto is celebrated every summer at the end of June during the Aria di Festa.[3]

Main sights[edit]

  • Guarnieriana, an old public library, founded in 1466 by Guarnerio d'Artegna, which includes a rare edition of Dante's Inferno from the 14th century
  • Cathedral of San Michele Arcangelo
  • Church of Sant'Antonio Abate, housing a precious frescoed chapel known as the "Sistine Chapel of Friuli"
  • Porta Gemona, designed in 1579 by Andrea Palladio in a tower which is a relic of the old medieval castle

Sister cities[edit]


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ Prosciutto di San Daniele
  3. ^ [1]