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Where to go in Friuli Venezia Giulia

 

Erstwhile home to Romans, Longobards, Venetians and Hapsburgs: the region of Friuli Venezia Giulia is a treasure trove of artistic gems, a tightly woven fabric of art, culture and tradition that tells unique stories. These tales should be savoured slowly and their contents revealed only gradually in order to capture all their flashes of magic.
Trieste is an incredible mixture of elegant Hapsburg buildings and historic coffee houses, with the sea seeming almost to wash up into the city. This same sea has given the city its cosmopolitan feel: around the city visitors can see traces of the Catholic, Evangelical, Waldensian, Serbian Orthodox, Greek Orthodox and Jewish faiths, with a former ghetto now occupied by antique and used furniture shops.
Gorizia, the “garden city”, expresses all its Mitteleuropa charm with refinement and nobility. The city and its surrounding countryside formed one of the nerve centres of the First World War.
Udine enchants the visitor with the warmth of its hostelries, masterpieces by Tiepolo, welcoming piazzas and elegant streets lined with grand Venetian- and Liberty-style buildings.
Pordenone, the city of porticoed streets and frescoed buildings, is awash with captivating events, such as pordenonelegge.it, a lively literature festival.

 

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Special: "The Great War"

The Friuli Venezia Giulia region both guards and displays some veritable cultural gems among the historic and artistic currents that flow over its lands. These are a must for anyone who wants to discover the mysteries and settings of what became a war zone one hundred years ago, a land that still preserves the shapes and colours of different nations and traditions.
If you click on the links below, you can find some interesting starting points for excursions that will lead you to discover this fascinating region.
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Points of interest

The Friuli Venezia Giulia region is full of destinations that can be woven together into your ideal itinerary. You can admire the cities of Trieste, Udine, Pordenone and Gorizia with their respective hinterlands as well as archaeological sites such as Aquileia.
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Nature and Landscape

Sea, hills, countryside, mountains: wherever you want to go, whatever your preferences, Friuli Venezia Giulia has got it all. Finding your dimension is easy in FVG.
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Concerts and Events

The region hosts a vast array of shows and events, from music and dance to traditional and avant-garde theatre. Shows are held in all kinds of locations, including historic sites, and many are free of charge.