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THE FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA REGION

A small compendium of the universe

Crossed by “tasting roads” that unfold from the mountains to the sea, passing through the hills of the Collio district, the Friuli Venezia Giulia region is a genuine promised land for every gourmet. But that is not all. Between a glass of Friulano wine and a plate of San Daniele ham, tourists will be able to discover a region full of surprises from every point of view. Over the centuries all sorts of peoples have passed through these lands: the Celts, the Romans, the Huns, the Longobards, the Venetians and the Austro-Hungarians. Thus Trieste donned Hapsburg “attire”, Udine became the hometown of Tiepolo, Gorizia was known as the “Austrian Nice”, and Pordenone wavers between Romanesque, Baroque and Gothic influences. Then there are Aquileia and Cividale del Friuli, celebrated UNESCO World Heritage sites. On the coast, the seaside of the Friuli Venezia Giulia region boasts ideal resorts for families and, at the same time, offers the liveliness of Lignano Sabbiadoro, the silence of the Lagoon in Grado and the fishing tradition of Marano Lagunare.

Go to the Friuli Venezia Giulia website: www.turismofvg.it