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Far East Film Festival

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Far East Film Festival

Planning to attend the Far East Film Fest in Udine next year. Unfortunately, I am only able to attend the either the first two days (last week of April) or the last 2 days (2nd week of May).

I have never visited Italy before and would like to know the best way to travel from Chicago. Currently prefer to fly into Trieste as this looks to be beautiful city - also not planning to drive. How is the public transport?

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Trieste is one of my favourite cities in Europe, and in my opinion, is a little hidden gem. The airport is a regional airport, and is located about 40 min. to the west of the city. (At that point, you are already about 2/3 of the way between Trieste and Udine.), however it might be easier to take the airport express bus into Trieste and then head back to Udine, at some later point, on the train. You should be able to do well using public transport. Busses and trains are ample and frequent. The bus station and train station are located accross from each other in Trieste, and you are within walking distance of the either Hotel Roma or the Jolly Hotel, both of which I can recommend.

Getting to Trieste (Ronchi) from Chicago would be a challenge, especially at that time of the year, as you are pre-season, and it's a 'regional' airport. (There is sometimes direct flight from Toronto, but not that early in the season.). You may end up having to fly to Venice, and then take the train to Udine (about 2 hours). Check some of the websites (i.e. sidestep.com) to see what might work for you.

Enjoy the film festival.

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