Friuli-Venezia Giulia Italy travel guide

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The region Friuli-Venezia Giulia is located in the northeastern part of Italy, bordering Austria, Slovenia, Croatia and Veneto. The region has a surface area of 7845 km² and approximately 1.2 million inhabitants. Friuli-Venezia Giulia is divided into 4 provinces, the capital city Trieste, Pordenone, Gorizia and Udine. As well as the region Valle d'Aosta also Friuli-Venezia Giulia has a special status, because of the languages which were spoken in a large part of the territory, the so called Furlan or Friuli, a Romance language of the sub-group of the retro-romance language which is recognized by authorities and schools.

Outlook of Miramare at Friuli-Venezia Giulia

Geographicaly the region of Friuli-Venezia Gulia offers beautiful mountain and hill landscapes which in the southern part consist of a rocky coastline and approached last the Adriatic coast. In the northern part are the so-called Julian Alps which got there name by Gaius Julius Caesar. In the Marano Lagoon (Laguna di Marano) between Lignano and Grado is a sandy beach which is best suited to spend the beach holiday.

UNESCO World Heritage Site

In the town of Aquileia in the province of Udine is an important Roman archeological site which is protected by the UNESCO World Heritage of Humanity since 1998 as well as the basilica.

The lagoons

In the lagoons of Marano and Grado, you can visit several small islands located between mainland, sandbanks and the open sea. Great architecture can be admired in Trieste were may different cultures of the past have left their marks. One of the main attractions and sightseeing is the Castle of Miramare or Castello di Miramare.


Provinces in the region of Friuli-Venezia-Giulia
Gorizia Pordenone Triest Udine
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