Friuli - Itineraries

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Coffee with Svevo and Joyce

Trieste greets its visitors in Piazza dell'Unità d'Italia, the city's elegant open air drawing room. The square is one of the most beautiful in the whole of Italy, three sides lined with magnificent palazzi, the other open to the sea. Between the late 19th and early 20th century, this piazza was principal protagonist of the city's Belle Epoque, a period of fervid cultural and artistic activity, when the words Central European...

Grand Tour of Friuli

The name Grado comes from the Latin gradus, meaning port. The Romans founded this city on the sea, and equipped it with an impressive military outpost. Today, the ancient castrum corresponds to the lively town center, which conserves the Venetian urban plan formed by narrow waterways and small squares. The Basilica of Sant'Eufemia, which served as the cathedral of the patriarchate of Aquileia for over eight hundred years, was built...

Paradise on Karst

Our exploration of Italy's Karst area (Carso in Italian) begins in Piazza Oberdan, in Trieste. From here we take the funicular railway in the direction of Sistiana. After half an hour travelling across a breathtaking landscape, we arrive at Villa Opicina from where to enjoy the 5 km walk along the panoramic pathway known as the Napoleonica. Returning to Villa Opicina, we take another road, that of the Vino Terrano, towards the Rocca...

The towns of Carnia

Carnia occupies the whole of Northern Friuli, and the region's border with Austria. This land of mountains, lakes, valleys, woods and pretty little alpine towns and villages was brutally disfigured by a powerful earthquake in 1976 and yet, little more than 30 years later, is now once more, one of the most beautiful areas in the whole of Italy. The first part of our journey brings us to Gemona. Despite having been beautifully...

 


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