The region Friuli Venezia Giulia is close to Austria in the North, Slovenia in the East and Croatia in the South. In the past Romans, Longobards and the Habsburg dynasty dominated the area. Due to this, incredible artistic and cultural richness can be found here. The various Friulian cooking styles are accompanied best by the fabulous autoctonous red and white wines. Ski slopes, beaches and several artistic cities welcome the visitor during all seasons.
Sand and sun: unique sensations Enjoying a life of perfect relaxation amid golden beaches and the calm sea of Grado and Lignano. Diving amongst the white rocks of Trieste’s Riviera. With a thousand opportunities for open-air sports, restful spa breaks and fun for the whole family.
Gorizia, Palazzo Coronini Cromberg
Great forests and boundless natural parks in which to observe wild chamois and deer. Gentle hills that are ideal for trekking and mountain biking. The silence that accompanies a birdwatching trip in the lagoon. A territory that is in parts still completely wild; one to be enjoyed with all the senses.
Snow: living the dream Hundreds of kilometres of ski slopes at Tarvisio, Ravascletto, Forni di Sopra, Piancavallo and Sella Nevea. With no queuing for lifts. Downhill, cross-country, snowboard, skating and ice climbing, for maximum thrills in touch with nature.
Well-being for body and soul A regenerative holiday in a spa. From the traditions of Grado, frequented in the past by the Austro-Hungarians, to the modernity of Lignano and Arta Terme, which boasts a fully equipped wellness farm. Plus a series of hotels with beauty farms dotted throughout the region.
Artistic cities: far from ordinary Trieste and its Habsburg charm, Udine and its Venetian architecture, Pordenone with its 16th-century buildings, Gorizia and its Central European elegance. A kaleidoscope of history and culture in a land that for centuries has been inhabited by many peoples.
Udine, Loggia del Lionello
Living history, hidden treasures and unique villages Roman and Longobard remains, echoes of the Habsburg dynasty, trenches from the Great War and traces of the Cold War: taking a dive into the past becomes natural.
For people who just have to keep on the move Trekking, mountain bike, rafting, kayaking, fishing, golf. The setting for numerous open-air sports is a generous and unspoilt nature. And a varied one: in just a short time, one can travel from mountains to sea, via hills and plains.
Sea and winds: an intense harmony On to the water with windsurfs, kitesurfs, water-skis and sailing boats. Including for beginners, thanks to the expert instruction on offer. And in a region that boasts one of the highest total number of moorings in the Mediterranean.
Genuine flavours and fragrances The freshness of Mediterranean cuisine, the rustic excellence of Alpine cooking, the strong flavours of Slav and Austro-Hungarian dishes: in these cultural crossroads, history speaks at table, too.
Wines and vineyards: the pleasure of the senses The art of Bacchus is an ancient, widespread one that has deep roots in men and the landscape. Our region offers 1,700 vineyards, with cellars, in which to taste robust reds and whites that are totally unique.
A thousand attractions and events to discover Great international events dedicated to music, film, Central European culture, contemporary art and sport. Festivals of food and wine to delight the palate. A Friuli Venezia Giulia that is buzzing throughout the year, and which brings to life historic hamlets, houses and castles.
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