If youre an avid traveler who loves to discover unspoiled regions, you must visit Friuli-Venezia Giulia. This Italian gem enjoys relatively little tourist interestnearby Veneto has twice as many visitors. However, having stumbled upon Friuli-Venezia Giulia, you will find plenty to see in this diverse and interesting region of North Eastern Italy.Because of its proximity to Venice, Austria, Slovenia and Croatia, the region is a rich blend of diverse cultural influences, and several languages are spoken. The landscape mirrors the diversity of the culture: from Collios rolling hills to the charming Trieste ocean views, photography opportunities abound.Please see on our website all the tours
you can do from FriuliIf youre staying overnight, you can find lodgings in Trieste, where James Joyce and other famous writers stayed. Soak in the medieval architecture and enjoy the views of the coastline. Because Trieste was part of Austria until the early 1900s, you will notice elements of Austrian culture here.
Once dubbed the Julian Forum after Julius Caesar, the Roman-founded city of Friuli is well worth a day trip (or more). Perched on the Natisone River, the patriarchs of Aquileia kept their seats here until the early 13th century. Fruili was possessed by Venice for some time, and the architecture reflects some attractive Venetian styles. Dont miss the Santa Maria nunnery chapel, the twice-rebuilt Cathedral, and the stunning Bridge of the Devil. To learn more about the history of the city, the National Archaeological Museum is worth a visit.Make sure to include Udine on your itinerary. Deliciously free from swarms of tourists, this appealing town offers elegant Renaissance architecture and relaxing yet affordable seaside resorts. From here, you can travel onward by train to Venice or Austria, if the fancy takes you.Before you leave the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region, make sure you savor a glass or two of wine. This region is known the world over for white and red wines. Sample the Friuli-Venezia Giulia cuisine along with your wine, and the rich flavors and multi-cultural blends will leave you well satisfied.Book your Friuli Wine Tour!
Whether you have only a few hours or a few days to spend in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region, you wont be sorry you made time for this too-often skipped area. The diverse scenery, captivating culture and luscious wines make it one of Italys secret treasures.