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Friuli-Venezia Giulia is an autonomous region of Italy. The most easterly, on the borders with Austria and Slovenia.


Map of Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Map of Friuli-Venezia Giulia

  Gorizia (GO)
  Pordenone (PN)
  Trieste (TS)
  Udine (UD)


Other destinations[edit]

  • Cansiglio Forest
  • Dolomiti Friulane Natural Regional Park
  • Prealpi Giulie Natural Regional Park
  • Tarvisio Forest
  • Numerous natural regional reserves
  • Lagoons of Marano and Grado
  • Summer and winter holiday resorts in the Julian Alps: Chiusaforte-Sella Nevea-Canin, Tarvisio, Pontebba-Passo di Pramollo, Malborghetto-Valbruna, in the Carnic Alps: Ravascletto-Zoncolan, Forni Avoltri, Sauris, in the furlan Dolomites: Forni di Sopra, Claut, and in the Carnic Prealps: Aviano-Piancavallo.
  • Adriatic sea resorts
  • Vineyards in the Collio, in the Colli Orientali and in the Carso.



The predominant language is Italian, but there are noteworthy Friulian, Slovenian, and even small German minorities in the region. Surprisingly, people in this region tend to speak better English than in the rest of italy.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

  • The regional and international Trieste – Friuli Venezia Giulia Airport (TRS IATA) is 20 km away from Gorizia, 33 from Trieste, 40 from Udine and 80 from Pordenone.
  • Treviso Airport offers many low cost flights. It can be reached by coach or train from most areas in the region
  • The international Marco Polo Airport of Venice (VCE IATA). Much further away than Treviso Airport, but offers a wider range of destinations.

By train[edit]

Direct trains to Trieste. Venezia-Mestre towards Treviso, Pordenone, Udine, Gorizia. Udine-Tarvisio. Udine-Trieste.Udine-Cividale del Friuli.Sacile-Gemona del Friuli.

By car[edit]

  • A4 Turin-Trieste
  • A23 Tarvisio-Udine-Palmanova
  • A28 Portogruaro-Pordenone-Conegliano Veneto

Get around[edit]


  • Adriatic Sea resorts — Lignano Sabbiadoro, Grado, Marina Iulia di Monfalcone and the Riviera di Barcolana (Duino-Aurisina, Sistiana, Trieste).
  • Alpine lakes— Vajont, Barcis, Tramonti, Cornino, Verzegnis, Sauris, Cavazzo, Doberdo, Fusine, Predil.
  • Castles — Miramare, Duino, Muggia, Trieste, Gorizia, Udine, Cervignano del Friuli, Gemona del Friuli, Spilimbergo, Valvasone, and so on... so many.
  • Caves — Sgonico Grotta Gigante, Villanova di Lusevera, Pradis di Clauzetto.


Climbing, walking, mountaineering, paragliding, hang-gliding, canyoning, rafting, horse riding, golf, mountain biking and cycling, spelunking, swimming, sailing, surf, wind-surf, kitesurf. On the snow: downhill, off-track and cross-country skiing, freeride, snowboard, snow parks, ice-climbing, outings with snow-shoes and sleddogs.

  • Alpine ski resorts: Ampezzo, Cimolais, Chiusaforte-Sella Nevea-Canin, Claut, Forni di Sopra, Forni Avoltri, Lauco, Malborghetto-Valbruna, Paluzza-Timau, Paularo, Aviano-Piancavallo, Pontebba-Passo Pramollo, Ravascletto-Zoncolan, Sauris, Tarvisio, Verzegnis-Sella Chianzutan.


The "Road of Wine and Cherries", the "Road of Ham and Castles", the "Road of Montasio Cheese".


San Daniele ham wrapped around Grissini

The regional cuisine was born from the union of three great culinary traditions, the Austrian, the Venetian and the Slav, plus a sturdy and tasty popular Friulan cuisine.

  • Celebrated hams: San Daniele, smoked Sauris, Cormons and Carso, friulan smoked speck of Sauris.
  • Ancient cheeses: Montasio friulano, Asino, Latteria, Malga, Pecorino, smoked Ricotta, Salato friulano, Tabor, Liptauer, Zepek.

Iota or Jota, porcina or porzina, game, goose products, klotznudl, knodel, bobici, kaiserfleisch, sbarbôt, bisna or bizna, cevapcici, San Daniele and Carnia smoked trout, mlinzi, gnocchi, pistum, baccalà, frico, patate in tecia, paparôt, white and green asparaguses, cjalzons, boreto or brodo or brodetto, different soups, granzevola alla triestina, marinated sardines, muset, brovada, riso e fasoi, risotti, sauc, crafus, linguâl, pestât, pestadice, salame friulano, pancetta friulana, peta or petuccia or pitina, goulash or gulash, palatschinken, cren, radicchio canarino, rosa di Gorizia, rusclin, polenta friulana, filon, dobos, cotto di Trieste and di Gorizia, toc in braide, cueste, lujagne, savors, lidric cul poc, pindulis, sassaka friulana, sculta fumât, strudel, kipfel, krapfen, struki or strucchi, crostui, esse biscuits, cuguluf, colaz, gubana friulana, pinza, putizza, presnitz, sacher, pevarins, pickles, honeys, marmelades, olive oil tergeste.


  • White wines — Ramandolo, Picolit, Friulano, Verduzzo Friulano, Prosecco Friulano.
  • Red wines — Refosco del Peduncolo Rosso, Schiopettino, Terrano.
  • Beers — "Castello di Udine", "Agribeer Zahre", "Befed", "Praforte".
  • Ciders — "Klotzen", "Most".
  • Spirits — Grappa Friulana, pear brandy, Slivovitz Friulana, plum brandy.
  • Coffee — Illy Trieste.
  • Mineral waters: "Pradis", "Goccia di Carnia", "Dolomia", "Paradiso Pocenia".

Stay safe[edit]

This is one of Italy's safest regions, with Trieste being arguably Italy's safest city and Udine being not far behind. A few beggars might be seen near railway stations and international borders, but otherwise nothing shocking should happen to tourists.

Go next[edit]

In Italy, the Veneto and the Trentino-Alto Adige regions. Austria and Slovenia.

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