The programme will be hosted by Udinese at Dacia Arena, Udine, a modern and multifunctional arena, open to visitors throughout the week apart from match days.
Dacia Arena is one of the most modern medium-sized football arenas in Europe in terms of architecture, facilities and comfort, not only due to its cutting-edge corporate and media facilities. Classes and on-field activities will be carried out in the Auditorium and within the various technical and operational areas of the stadium.
Udine is a little but very lively mountain-ringed city in the North Eastern part of Italy, about 100 km NE of Venice and 75 km West of Trieste. It is, as the crow flies, a little over 20 km from Slovenia, and about 54 km from Austria.
Udine is one of the main towns of Friuli Venezia Giulia (FVG) region which offers cultured cities, deliciously wild landscapes and the fascinating Slovenian-Croatian-Austrian-Italian cultural mishmash.
Since this area was part of the Austrian Empire between 1797 and 1866, Udine visitors can immediately detect more than a hint of Vienna and it is a matter of fact there’s still a dash of the Habsburg in its thriving café society.
The prosperous medieval city centre is compact, clean and organised with a warren of tiny piazzas being the heritage of a dramatic melange of Venetian arches, Greek statues and Roman columns.
The economic activities of the FVG region are concentrated on mechanics, wood-furniture and metallurgy manufacturing, as well as food, wine and tourism.