If you are looking for a seaside, mountain, city, cultural or fun holiday, then all of these are possible in Friuli. For those who enjoy visiting and getting to know art cities, the region’s pearls are Trieste, Udine and Gorizia.
Trieste has the appeal of a “middle ground” city, where the Mediterranean culture meets that of Mitteleuropa, creating an inevitable mysterious and cosmopolitan atmosphere. The city is a crossroads of various cultures and races and its history symbolises freedom of thought. On the other hand, Gorizia is an authentic garden city, full of greenery and a magnificent castle, whilst Udine is an extremely pleasant city with ancient and legendary hidden corners.
Scattered throughout the region’s hinterland there are splendid villas, which are well preserved and are authentic architectural works of art, surrounded by large parks and old trees. In addition, there are many appealing, small towns with their own culinary and wine traditions. For those who love the sea there are also many other ideal destinations. One of the Adriatic’s most important seaside resorts is Lignano Sabbiadoro, where you can spend a fun and healthy holiday, especially for the younger generation. It is immersed in the greenery of a pinewood and has excellent facilities and long stretches of fine sand leading into shallow waters, making it ideal for children. On the other hand Grado is a “mini” Venice, due to its layout. It is situated on an island between the sea and a lagoon in front of the Friuli coast, and is a well-known thermal spa locality. There is abundant tourist accommodation suitable for all tastes and campsites are well run with many organised cultural, sport and recreational activates.
The coast of Friuli Venezia Giulia not only offers a lagoon environment surrounding the marine localities, but also has many towns worth visiting such as Aquileia with its characteristic monuments built on its flat land.
This town of Friuli is identified by its majestic castle and the central square. The province is characterized by its equilibrated mix of nature, history and fun on the Adriatic shores.
For centuries related with the history of Croatia and Eastern European Countries. Gorizia has always experimented the cohabitation of numerous communities, which had left evident traces in the art and architecture; cosmopolitan town, it was for centuries point of contact among the Italian, Slavic and Germanic culture.
The history of this town is written in its castles and medieval villages. Its monuments, palaces, churches and other works of art, testify the past events, the different dominations and they always attract lots of tourists.
Business and culture had prospered here for centuries in a cosmopolitan atmosphere. Trieste is famous for continuous encounters of different ethnic groups, cultures, religions and for the mixture of architectonic styles, still visible in its streets; therefore the town is considered halfway from the European and Central European culture.