Enjoy Friuli Venezia Giulia
“Friuli Venezia Giulia is a small compendium of the Universe”
Wherever your fancy lies, Friuli Venezia Giulia has something to make your dreams come true, an all-round holiday destination with much more than just skiing on offer. A coast outlined by golden sand and white cliffs, from the golden beaches of Lignano and Grado, with their shallow and sandy seabeds, to the rocky inlets of the Duino nature reserve, where vertical cliffs drop sheer into the waves. The 130 km of curved coastline washed by the Adriatic Sea, provides visitors with a wide range of seaside resorts.
Elegant and discreet, proud of their own beauty, the cities of Friuli Venezia Giulia have travelled the world, listening to foreign languages and meeting distant cultures and religions. For centuries Celts, Romans, Huns, Lombards, Venetians and Austro-Hungarians passed through these places, all leaving an indelible mark that mingled with local traditions. Discover Trieste and its Hapsburg heritage, Udine the home of Tiepolo, Gorizia “city of culture 2025” and Pordenone, whose frescoed palaces have earned the title of painted city.
Admire Friuli Venezia Giulia UNESCO as World Heritage Sites: Aquileia,ancient city of the Roman Empire; Cividale del Friuli, the capital of the first Italian Longobard Duchy; Palmanova, a fortress town enclosed in the shape of a nine-pointed star; and Palù di Livenza,a pile-dwelling site which archaeological remains are partially found in the Archaeological Museum of Western Friuli in Pordenone.
By choosing Friuli Venezia Giulia you have as well the chance to explore a pleasant oasis. By combining century-old thermal traditions and herbal medicine knowledge with a vast range of innovative techniques, the region’s spa centres will make your holiday a relaxing and rejuvenating experience like you never experienced before.
Enjoy a regional trip through boreto a la graisana and frico friulano passing by cjarsòns carnici. Taste three great culinary trends –Central European, Venetian and Slav–merged in a “Made in Friuli Venezia Giulia ” cuisine. Typical regional flavours appear in a variety of peculiar recipes, as an outcome of the landscapes incredible variety and unique environmental and climatic conditions. The cuisine of Trieste and Gorizia is an encounter of Hapsburg and Slavic traditions, Carnia recipes are prepared using local herbs, fruits and mushrooms.
Friuli Venezia Giulia excels for local production of white wine: nine DOC zones, three DOCG zones, two inter-regional DOC zones, 1.700 vineyards producing 80 million bottles per year in an area of almost 20,000 hectares, with world famous names, including two true gems, Ramandolo and Picolit, as well as the Friulano, symbol of the regional territory.