Guide to Friuli Venezia Giulia

Guide to Friuli Venezia Giulia (46)

Our recommendations if you are planning a vacation or visit to Friuli Venezia Giulia.

  • Treasures and Mosaics of the Adriatic Tour

    Seas and oceans may traditionally have been a cause of division and isolation for many maritime communities, but the  Adriatic Sea has never been an obstacle but a 'bridge' and for centuries it has strengthened trade among nations and cultures, creating partnerships and affinities.

    As a result the ...

  • Agriturismo Tenuta Regina, Udine, Friuli Coast

    The Agriturismo Tenuta Regina lies in the heart of the low Friulian plain, south of the route that connects Venice with Trieste and a short distance from the sea.

    The buildings date back to the earliest days of farming in zone and have been recently rebuilt to guarantee a comfortable stay.



The region of Triveneto or Friuli Venezia Giulia includes Udine, Pordenone, Trieste, Gorizia, Cormons, Carnia, Cividale del Friuli and Aquileia.

Grado is another very interesting place. Take a tour of the the lagoon and step off on one of the many small islands.

The history of this corner of Italy, or perhaps Middle Europe as it should be referred to, is well documented. Perhaps it all began when the  inhabitants of nearby Roman Aquileia fled here as Attila and his Huns approached. Their resistance and tenacity was transferred to Venice with magnificent results.

Cormons and Civadale also offered a refuge. Today, the zone of the Collio and Colli Orientali is best known for its ham and wine production, the 'superwhites'.

Further north is Udine, the mountains of Carnia and the Austrian border. A lot sweeter are the rolling hills near Sacile and Pordenone.

Consult our Friuli Venezia Giulia travel articles below, or access them all from the links above right divided by recipes, food, wine, itineraries, tours and trip suggestions.

Via dei Sapori in Friuli

The 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

80 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 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

Eat Like a Hapsburg Captain

Here's an interesting idea proposed by the Antica Trattoria Schönburg at Malborghetto in the province of Udine. Their menu still contains the exact meal served to the captain who defended the town during the French siege in the Napoleonic Wars.
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