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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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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.


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.


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.

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.


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.


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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