Best things to do and places to visit for Friuli Venezia Giulia

A land of contrasts and borders: there’s a particular atmosphere in Friuli Venezia Giulia in the northeastern part of Italy on the border with Austria and Slovenia.

An area facing the Adriatic Sea and at the same time surrounded by mountains such as the Oriental Dolomites, the Alpi Carniche, and the Prealpi, destinations that offer numerous winter locations for ski enthusiasts.

There are numerous unspoiled panoramas which can be visited starting with the Carso Plateau, a unique destination from a nature point of view, where amongst the rock and paths you can discover the locations of the Great War, as well as typical villages (such as Aquileia, UNESCO World Heritage Site), and local products.

Close to Sgonico you can visit Grotta Gigante and the Speleological Museum. Trieste, the capital, is nicknamed the “Little Vienna on the Sea”, and is an elegant city dominated by buildings of Neoclassical, Tudor revival, and Baroque styles and historic findings. The town is famous for its coffee, seeing as since the 18th century it has been a free port for coffee import.

There’s a wide choice of activities for trekking and bird watching enthusiasts among the natural reserves, as well as for lovers of water sports among the seaside resorts of Lignano Sabbiadoro and Grado.

There’s also an option for those more “lazy” who can allow themselves a re-energizing break at the hot springs of Grado or Lignano Rivera.

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Friuli Venezia Giulia: Where to sleep

Apartment Pordenone
Apartment Pordenone Apartment · Pordenone
Bathrooms: 1 · Guests: 2
from 70€ per night
Dependance on the river
Dependance on the river Apartment · Ragogna
Bathrooms: 1 · Guests: 2 + 1
from 45€ per night
Apartment Trieste
Apartment Trieste Apartment · Trieste
Bathrooms: 2 · Guests: 5 + 1
from 80€ per night
Apartment Camporosso in Valcanale
Apartment Camporosso in Valcanale Apartment · Camporosso in Valcanale
Bathrooms: 1 · Guests: 5
from 71€ per night
Apartment Moimacco
Apartment Moimacco Apartment · Moimacco
Bathrooms: 1 · Guests: 2 + 2
from 80€ per night
Apartment Piancavallo
Apartment Piancavallo Apartment · Piancavallo
Bathrooms: 1 · Guests: 3 + 1
from 30€ per night
SU da noi beb relax,silenzio passeggiate
SU da noi beb relax,silenzio passeggiate Bed and Breakfast · San Dorligo della Valle
Bathrooms: 1 · Guests: 4
from 90€ per night
Mini apartment super complete
Mini apartment super complete Apartment · Trieste
Units: 2 · Guests: 2
from 48€ per night
Apartment Cordenons
Apartment Cordenons Apartment · Cordenons
Bathrooms: 1 · Guests: 4
from 60€ per night

Friuli Venezia Giulia: What to visit in the surroundings