The north-east of Italy, this is where you will find the region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, bordering Austria and Slovenia. The natural resources of the area are one of its greatest attractions, meaning the mountains, the beaches, the forests and the lakes that you get to explore on a holiday in Friuli-Venezia Giulia.
Being a border area, this region portrays a tumultuous history, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the archaeological excavation of a very old Roman city, the Aquileia, is simply amazing. Castles and palaces also dot this area of Italy, and the Miramare Castle in Trieste for example is one you should definitely see from a holiday home in Friuli-Venezia Giulia. Trieste is actually the capital city of the region, a beautiful place with amazing architecture along waterfront. Gorizia and its medieval castle is also a must see, centuries of history are portrayed here. Another ancient castle is to be found in Udine, as well as the works of Giambattista Tiepolo. The typical long arcades along the Corso in Pordenone are a unique site from a holiday villa in Friuli-Venezia Giulia.
There are also charming smaller towns in this region of Italy, this region of such amazing contrasts. The pretty town of San Daniele, hosts the beautiful Church of Sant’Antonio with amazing frescoes and the Grado village has a most beautiful old town center. Various events are held in this region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, such as the Pordenonlegge cultural event. There are exhibitions and food fairs you can attend, Sapori di Carnia in Raveo, Friuli DOC in Udine being just some of these. There are museums that might be of interest to you, such as the Civico Museo della Risiera di San Sabba in Trieste, the Museo Revoltella, the Atelier Home Gallery here, the Museo Diocesano e Gallerie del Tiepolo and others.
The nature in Friuli-Venezia Giulia is amazing, you can find such a great diversity here: the Dolomites and the coast of the Adriatic with beautiful beaches, lagoons and famous resorts such as Lignano Sabbiadoro. Lakes, valleys and protected areas are also to be found upon exploring this area on a holiday in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, for example the Cavanata Valley Reservation is a heaven for birdwatching, the Natural Park of the Dolomites is amazing in itself, with a great variety of flora and fauna. Enjoy this less touristy area at its best!
Wellness and spa equals relaxing times and, well, an “I'm worth it” attitude, let's face it. That is probably why a wellness weekend in Friuli-Venezia Giulia is filled with so much of a great atmosphere, and lots and lots of pampering... this part of Italy validates your “most deserving” side like you would not believe. Just “ask” Terme di Grado, or even the Lignano Riviera, where you can enjoy sea water treatments.
The variety of the landforms that you will encounter when venturing out of your “base camp” at a last minute holiday park in Friuli-Venezia Giulia will show you a great deal of opportunities to just... have fun. After all, that is what vacations are made for, and in this part of Italy, things get pretty “serious” when it comes to this: a winter holiday in Friuli-Venezia Giulia comes with great skiing, snowboarding and winter sports in resorts such as Tarvisio or Sauris, Sella Nevea and others, while a summer holiday at Friuli-Venezia Giulia comes with hiking and trekking in the same mountains, the Dolomites, the Prealps and the Carnic Alps.
Lignano Sabbiadoro sets the tone for some water sports, such as windsurfing, sailing, water skiing, enjoying the sandy beaches. The Miramare sea reserve is where you will go scuba diving and the nature routes take you biking, walking, hiking and so on. In short, while on holiday in Friuli-Venezia Giulia... you're taken; taken by surprise that is; every step of the way.
And after all... who's to say a family holiday is not best friends with Friuli-Venezia Giulia? Confirmation facts: the Aquaslpash water park in Lignano Sabbiadoro, the Parco Zoo Punta Verde near this resort, the Gulliverlandia in the same town. Watching the sunset at Molo Audace in Trieste is amazing, just as relaxing on the sandy beaches of the Adriatic Coast is. Skiing and winter sports in Tarvisio or Piancavallo for a chance is a great way to spend a winter family holiday in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, and hiking, trekking, climbing, walking in the mountains and stopping for a picnic here and there is a source for “reinforcing” family bonds.
The cuisine of Friuli-Venezia Giulia has some various influences, Slavic ones, Venetian ones. Rather simple ingredients, yet incredibly tasty, such as sausages, meat, vegetables and dairy are used in this region. And that is how typical dishes, like the polenta, the porcina, made of pork meat and sausages and served with sauerkrauts and mustard show up on your plate. The Prosciutto of San Daniele is also famous, and more so, really delicious, just as the Montasio cheese is. Slavic goulash and dumplings are also great local favorites, as for desserts, the strudels and the local gubana, made of a shell of pastry stuffed with dried fruit are amazing.
A holiday with a pet in Friuli-Venezia Giulia is not only possible, but also a lot of fun. The mountains, the sea, the great cities here, all perfect settings for an unforgettable time with your four legged friend. Visit historic cities such as Cormons or Cividale del Friuli, art cities like Trieste, climb the mountains with Rover by your side, or take a most complete family trip through the amazing landscape revealed in the Nature Park of the Dolomites for a chance. A pet-friendly holiday home in Friuli-Venezia Giulia will support your "cause" and your best of times with Lassie.Points of interest, a “must see” list in Friuli-Venezia Giulia:
This rather small region of Italy is one of numerous contrasts after all, and one of cultural diversity alike. You encounter here pretty much every type of landscape, and one of the best parts of it is maybe that it is not as much “flooded” by tourists. Explore a region that will dazzle your senses and more so, surprise your interests with every step of the way. Enjoy a holiday in Friuli-Venezia Giulia this year!
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