Informations for your holidays in Friuli
Friuli Venezia Giulia is Italy's most North-Eastern region. A natural opening to the sea for many Central European countries, the region is traversed by the major transport routes between the east and west of southern Europe. It bordersAustria to the north and Slovenia to the east.
Friuli is a mixture of history and nature: little villages where time has stood still, artistic treasures in unspoilt natural surroundings, craft traditions and local cooking to be discovered.
Whether you're travelling by car, on horseback or by bike or by motorbike, every bend in the road brings pleasant surprises: delightful mountain views, hills watched over by castles or covered in vineyards, romantic lagoons and the sea, where two colours, green and blue, are ever present.
There are cities rich in history, like the Roman town of Aquileia, the Lombard towns of Cividale and the fortress town of Palmanova are just some of the historical, stone-built treasures in these lands.
Even underground there are surprises, with spectacular caves full of stalactites and stalagmites. Friuli Venezia Giulia also has the Giant Cave, the biggest cave in the world visitable by tourists.
The "Strada dei castelli e dei sapori" (Road of castles and favours) is a project of tourism enhancement that proposes typical products, art and nature treasures to create an original mix of flavours, landscapes and culture. The historical, artistic and handicraft excellences of the territory, in fact, are presented by a group of firms where it is possible not only to taste the typical food and wine products of Friuli Collinare, but also to see how they are made.
Ham factories, distilleries, agri-food companies, dairies, butcher's shops and baker's shops: these and others will be the businesses open to the public.