Friuli Venezia Giulia Travel Guide

Provinces: Trieste, Gorizia, Pordenone, Udine

The region mainly consists of flatland, near the Tagliamento River and the Adriatic coastline. This is Italy’s northeastern region and is not very well known when it comes to tourist or guidebooks.

This is a great region to explore and discover since it is not very crowded year-round. Depending on your likes and dislikes, you can find snow-capped mountains, hot sunny and sandy beaches, lagoons crowded with water birds, secluded alpine hamlets, several Roman ruins, grand Italian villas and much more.

Trieste, Italy – Travel and Tourism

The city’s most important buildings date from the Habsburg era, the most splendid being Miramare Castle which is set amid manicured landscaped gardens overlooking the sea. It is available to the public for viewing.

The coast west of Trieste has several popular beach resorts, such as Grado which is also a spa resort. The area inland from Trieste is known for its Karst landscape and caves. The Grotta Gigante is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the largest accessible cave in the world.

Gorizia, Italy – Travel, and Tourism This town has a castle that commands the attention of any visitor. Cividale, located in the center of town is a 15th-century Cathedral, the Christian Museum and the 8th-century Tempietto Lombardo. This town is located on the left side of the Isonzo River, 84 meters above the sea level near the Yugoslav border.

Udine, Italy – Travel and Tourism

If you are in this area, you need to make time to see a castle called the Loggia del Lionello and the clock tower. The Civic Museum contains artworks by Tiepolo, Caravaggio, and many other artists. In the Piazza Della Liberta, are the Loggia di San Giovanni, with a clock tower; the Gothic town hall; and a fine fountain. Overlooking Udine is a castle, which was the seat of the Venetian governors and now houses a museum of paintings.