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Villages and borgos in
Friuli Venezia Giulia

What to expect

Friuli Venezia Giulia is a region rich in historic villages, each with a unique story to tell. Discover and visit medieval towns such as Cividale del Friuli, with its ancient bridges and Lombard cathedral, or Palmanova, with its imposing star-shaped walls. Also not to be missed is Aquileia, with its Roman ruins and basilica mosaics. The villages of Friuli Venezia Giulia offer a journey through time, among architecture, culture and traditions that are lost dnel the pages of history.

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Sauris “Zahre” is a mountain community in its own right, with unique peculiarities, an ancient history, its own dialect, Sauran, local traditions and cuisine with typical recipes. The surrounding landscape is of rare beauty, with its thick forests, mountains, and famous lake.


Sappada stands at 1245 m guarded by the Dolomites and the Carnic Alps and surrounded by thick forests. Characteristic wooden houses, local handicrafts and the production of cured meats and cheeses make this village unique. Visiting Sappada means overlooking a charming village with precious traditions and a fairy-tale atmosphere.

Village of Monte Lussari

The Balcony on the Julian Alps, Mount Santo di Lussari, with its 1789 m height, shrine and small village is an unmissable visit for those in Friuli Venezia Giulia.

Erto and Casso

The two neighboring villages, partially spared by the 1963 tragedy, were restored in the years following the events, retaining their original charm.


Against the backdrop of the Friulian Dolomites lies the Colvera Valley and, at its heart, the small village of Poffabro, named one of Italy’s Most Beautiful Villages in 2002


Pesariis is also called the town of clocks as it has a centuries-old tradition of watchmaking and is the site of the renowned Solari factory, which produces world-famous watches.


The fortress city offers the privilege of admiring its still intact 16th-century walls. The plant, which forms a 9-pointed star, makes this place unique in the world, so much so that it is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Aquileia was an important and wealthy city of the Roman Empire and, thanks to countless archaeological excavations, this unique and historically rich place has returned to its former glory and can be visited in its entirety.


Venzone, the only fourteenth-century village left in Friuli Venezia Giulia, looks exactly as it did in the Middle Ages, with the mighty walls forming a double enclosure surrounded by a deep moat.


Cordovado was for almost 4 centuries the most important castle and village on the plain. Today the walls, moat and gate towers remain, enclosing a small village of rare beauty, elected among the Most Beautiful Villages in Italy.


Castelmonte rises to a height of 618 meters. It is a place of great spirituality, a pilgrimage destination and offers breathtaking views of the mountains and valley below.

Stavoli di Orias

In the Pesarina Valley, known as the ‘Valley of Time’ for its long tradition of watchmaking, there is a place where time has stood still: the stávoli of Orias.

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Get ready for an adventure in the picturesque winter mountain landscape of Friuli Venezia Giulia. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced hiker, guided snow hikes offer an exciting way to explore the region.

Are you ready to experience an unforgettable underground adventure? We have selected some of the most exciting cave and mine experiences and tours in Friuli Venezia Giulia.

Discover visits to farms and wineries in Friuli Venezia Giulia. Lots of tasting and wine-tasting offerings that will allow you to immerse yourself in the lives of winemakers and local wine production.

Featured Experiences

The guided tour includes a fascinating 1.3km walking tour inside the mine and lasts about an hour.

On Friday, March 8, at 8:30 p.m., the Cormons Municipal Civic Hall will host the show “Lady D: Story of a Caged Cinderella,” which recounts the lonely struggle of Princess Diana Spencer.

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