Thanks to its geographic position, Friuli-Venezia Giulia is at the crossroads arriving from east, the north and the south of Europe. The modern history in this region is dramatic. It was born after the Second World War from the union of Friuli and Trieste, which at that time were reunited with Italy. The cohabitation of different languages, cultures and traditions is one of the characteristics of the region.

Tourism in Friuli-Venezia-Giulia is tied both to beach resorts on the Adriatic seaas well as Alpine resorts. Rural tourism is still at the beginning of its development, but up to now, the characteristics of the welcoming hospitality in Friuli are tranquillity, refinement and fine dining.


When touring Friuli we advise a visit to the National Archaeological Museum with headquarters in Cividale del Friuli, where you can admire the Tempietto Longobardo, a Lombard church  famous for the stuccoes from the eighth century. Continuing on your itinerary you will find a small city that will amaze you with its shape. Palmanova is one of the most complete urban examples from the fifteen hundreds. It is composed of a nine-pointed shape that encompasses a polygon with nine sides. The roads are organized in rays that extend from the main square. Always on the lookout for fun, visit Aquileia or at least what remains of the large late Roman port and Miramare, which is a promontory north of Trieste that was chosen by Maximillian of Hapsburg to build one of the most beautiful castles of his day (1860).