San Daniele is in Friuli Venezia Giulia in the north-east of Italy.
In this region the dialect “Friulano” is widely spoken and it is quite different to Italian.
It is a neolatin language which has roots in the Ladin (a language spoken in Trentino Alto Adige region) but has also been influenced by the Venetian, the German and the Slovenian language which surround the area.
I can say that my mother tongue is Friulano rather than Italian as when I think I do it in Friulano and when I am angry that’s the first language that comes out (and let’s not go into detail about that).
This should come as no surprise if you think that Italy was only united 150 years ago.
If you travel through Italy you will find a richness of traditions which makes it all so interesting and special, every region is different.
I took a few pictures of this town, which has a nice feel to it and the architecture is very interesting too.
Of course we didn’t just come here only to visit the town but really we fancied the idea of having a nice tray of ham with grissini or breadsticks and a glass of red wine: definitely worth the trip!