Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia

Collio White Wines

06 September 2010 Published in Friuli Venezia Giulia Food & Wine

Tocai Friuliano wineWe like DOC Collio wines made from the following grapes growing in the province of Gorizia.

Last modified on 09 February 2017

Wine Route of Terrano

06 September 2010 Published in Friuli Venezia Giulia Itineraries

Autoctonous Grapes of Carso TriestinoIn 1986 the Trieste authorities decided to enhance the image of the local wine by developing a wine route comprising 18 restaurants serving the 'Terrano del Carso' and typical local dishes.

The 'Strada del Vino Terrano' was proposed and now links Visogliano in the west to Opicina in the East part of the comune di Duino Aurisina.

Last modified on 09 February 2017

Slavs of Val Resia

06 September 2010 Published in Friuli Venezia Giulia Itineraries

Resia CarnivalA community of Slavs made their home in the Resia valley almost a thousand years ago. Despite the passing of the years the dialect of the area is still considered non-Fruilani and contains idioms and phrases not used elsewhere.

Last modified on 09 February 2017

Friuli Cheeses

06 September 2010 Published in Friuli Venezia Giulia Food & Wine

To make your Friuli recipes taste as authentic as possible, try and buy a Montasio DOP cheese. It is a compact cheese which is produced on the high Alpine plain of the same name at some 1500 meters in altitude.

Last modified on 09 February 2017

Flavours of Middle Europe

06 September 2010 Published in Friuli Venezia Giulia Food & Wine

'Flavours of Middle Europe' is our translation of the name of an event which takes place at the end of September every year in Gorizia. To give it its full title, the 'Gusti di frontiera'. Le frontiere del gusto' is a celebration of the exchange of culinary influences between the neighbouring territories of Austria, Slovenia, Veneto, Friuli Venezia Giulia and the Balkans.

Last modified on 09 February 2017

The Isonzo Front

06 September 2010 Published in Friuli Venezia Giulia Itineraries

First World War trenches were designed to remain below the horizon, and completely hidden if possible. So it's not surprising that traces of the ferocious battles in the province of Gorizia, following Italy's declaration of War against Austria in 1915, have to be pointed out to the casual visitor.

The best place to start is in Redipuglia and the huge memorial constructed by Mussolini to remind those who might have forgotten what patrotisim was all about.

Last modified on 08 February 2017

Carnival of Sauris

06 September 2010 Published in Friuli Venezia Giulia Itineraries

The carnival of Sauris in the mountainous Carnia territory of Friuli Venezia Giulia typically takes place in the second half of February. Sauris is, in fact, the highest town in the region and it is very cold at this time of the year. Perhaps that's why the original German inhabitants chose it as their new home from home.

The carnival is one of the oldest in the Alps and the language, traditions and architecture of this past are still present, not least in the name of the carnival 'Voshankh'. It is characterised with wooden masks and walks in the local forest with lanterns along snow filled paths.

Last modified on 05 February 2017