Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia

Roman Aquileia

06 September 2010 Published in Friuli Venezia Giulia Itineraries

Without Aquileia there would be no Venice.

The fall of the Roman Empire and the subsequent arrival of the Huns forced the citizens of Rome's second most important city to seek refuge in the lagoons.

They took their Republican spirit with them and having founded Grado and settled on Torcello, they then set up home on the island of Rialto.

But it is still worth a trip to Aquileia today as were lucky enough to do so having been invited by the Consorzio Turistico Gorizia el'Isontino.

A small town of 3,000 inhabitants in the Province of Udine, the Roman ruins of the old capital of the 'X Regio Venetia et Histria', basically today's Veneto, are now UNESCO listed.

Last modified on 31 July 2012

Sacile

06 September 2010 Published in Friuli Venezia Giulia Itineraries

Sacile in the province of Pordenone was known at one time as the 'Giardino della Serenissima'. A place to relax, seek calm and simply wander aimlessly amidst the beautifully built palazzi, flowered streets and rich, green environment created by the Livenza river.

This period of splendour and culture flourished when the town was in Venetian hands in the 16th century. It lasted until Garibaldi's men hit the scene in the mid 1800's and was momentarily gone for ever during bitter fighting of the First World War.

The Piancavallo Cellina Livenza tourism authorities describes the town as being a series of small 'borghi'.

Last modified on 19 November 2011

Ein Prosit Friuli Wine Fair

26 August 2010 Published in Friuli Venezia Giulia Food & Wine

With more than 10 editiosn, 'Ein Prosit in Tarvis' is the foremost wine fair and exhibition for native Italian wines from Italy's north eastern corner.

Last modified on 21 January 2011

Marano and Grado Lagoons

06 September 2010 Published in Friuli Venezia Giulia Itineraries

Lagoon near GradoThe lagoons of Marano and Grado are both worth exploring. Situated between Grado and Lignano Sabbiadoro the whole area is a stunning habitat where wildlife, farming, tourism and tradition seem to survive side by side.

Last modified on 26 October 2010

Coastal Wines of Friuli

06 September 2010 Published in Friuli Venezia Giulia Food & Wine

The coastal areas of the province of Udine produce some fine heady DOC wines which must be sampled. The wine growing zone is known as Friuli Latisana and roughly borders Veneto and the River Tagliamento to the west while the waters of the Marano lagoon, including Lignano, lap its eastern shores.

Last modified on 25 October 2010

Frico mashed potato cheese recipe

03 September 2010 Published in Friuli Venezia Giulia Recipes

FricoThis dish is called 'frico'. It is a sort of mashed potato with cheese and no doubt perfect for the cold days in Italy's wettest region.

Last modified on 22 October 2010

pastry sweet recipe

03 September 2010 Published in Friuli Venezia Giulia Recipes

This sweet dish is called 'cushion pins'. In German it is called Polsterziplen.