Start your discovery of Triveneto or Friuli Venezia Giulia in the wine zone of Collio before taking in Gorizia, Cormons, Aquileia, Grado, Carnia and Trieste.

Open Castles in Friuli

Strassoldo CastleThis is the annual autumn appointment to encourage the public to discover the magnificent stately homes and gardens in Friuli Venezia Giulia. Normally taking place in the first week of October, the event is backed by the l Consorzio per la Salvaguardia dei Castelli Storici del Friuli Venezia Giulia.

Last modified on 26 October 2010

Cividale del Friuli

The Colli Orientali del Friuli or the eastern hills of Friuli are home to over 100 wine producing businesses and over 80,000 hectoliters of D.O.C. is produced from the region every year. How much is that. Well, an awful lot.

Last modified on 26 October 2010

Via dei Sapori in Friuli

Flavour Routes in FriuliThe following menu was prepared by one of the top 20 restaurants in Friuli Venezia Giulia. The menu is subtitled 'La Cucina delle Diverse Culture' and reflects the age old Slovenian, Austrian and even Croatian influence of the regional gastronomy of the province of Gorizia.

Last modified on 25 October 2010

Flavours of Middle Europe

'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 25 October 2010

Premio Carnia Alpe Verde

Polenta making in Frouli80 typical products from the Carnia territory are celebrated every year at the Premio Carnia Alpe Verde at Tolmezzo normally held in the first week of October.

The long list includes: Prosciutto di Sauris, formadi frant ricotta affumicata, formaggio salato, formaggelle di malga, cotechini, salami, sciroppo di olivello, miele di millefiori and the locally pronounced savòrs or aromatic herb.

Last modified on 25 October 2010

Ruralia Food Fair

Ruralia food fairRuralia is an annual event held in the first week of October whose aim is to celebrate, but also protect, the uniqueness of DOP and IGP food products. Ruralia also combines with an exhibition of native grape strains in Italy called “Vinum Loci”.

Last modified on 25 October 2010

Coastal Wines of Friuli

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

The Frascas

A number of readers have asked for more information about the traditional frascas or frasche. We have found it difficult to locate a definitive source for these local variants of the trattoria, but we thank the Comune of Gorizia for letting us know about the following initiative.

Last modified on 25 October 2010

East Collio Wine Zone

The Colli Orientali wine growing zone east of Udine stretches from Tarcento in the north to Corno di Rosazzo in the south. It is a narrow strip of land designated as the 'Parco della Vite e del Vino' or 'Park of Vine and Wine'.

Last modified on 25 October 2010

Italian Grappa

Fans of the transparent liquid, which packs a punch harder than a two-timed Neapolitan port worker, should look out for Mondograppa. Here is a some more information about the grappa from the region.

Last modified on 25 October 2010

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