Friuli-Venezia Giulia is located in the northeastern region of Italy and is one of the major transportation hubs of southern Europe. The region encompasses the historical region of Friuli and Venezia Giulia (Julian March) and each region has their own traditions and identity.
The climate of Friuli-Venezia Giulia has a rather wide range due to its great span of landscapes. Part of the region has a mild Mediterranean climate in the southern part of the area, while the northern region has a definitive Alpine climate. The region has a temperate, humid feel to it and it never gets too cold in the winter months.
History of Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Once part of the Roman Empire, the paths of Friuli and Venezia began to diverge around 568 with Friula becoming the capital city of the first dukedom in Italy and eventually fell under Venetian territory. The region changed hands several times during its history and even once came under the dominion of the Napoleon empire.
Dining in Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Visitors can have their pick of delicious meals and wonderful desserts. There are over 3,000 restaurants in the region ranging from fine dining and the most delicious Gelato you can find anywhere in Italy. Tourists will find anything from pizza and soup to the finest cheese and buffet style restaurants.
It is easy to reach Friuli-Venezia Giulia by any mode of transportation. The airport has direct flights to and from several major centers in Europe and local and charter buses connect to major cities and train stations throughout the area.
The region has several types of accommodation that travelers may wish to book and there is no need to worry about length of visit or any worry of finding things to do and see. The area boasts many high end and budget hotels, hostels for backpackers and many holiday apartments and vacation rentals can be found here within a range of budgets and length of stay.
Tourist Attractions in Friuli-Venezia Giulia
The region is filled with beautiful architecture and history and there are many must-see places. Tourists must visit the Piazza dell’Unita d’italia one of the most popular places to see in Trieste.
Visitors who love historical buildings, then a visit to the Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta is a must. A throw back to Italy’s not so distant past, a trip to Miramare Castle not only gives its guests stunning views but an interesting history.