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Friuli Venezia Giulia Map and Travel Guide

Northeasetern Italy's Friuli Venezia Giulia Region

The Friuli Venezia Giulia regioin is located in the northeast corner of Italy. The region is bordered by Austria to the north, by Slovenia to the east, and by the Veneto region of Italy to the west. Although it has Venezia in its name, the city of Venice is actually in the neighboring Veneto region. The southern part of the region borders on the Adriatic Sea.

The northern half of the Friuli Venezia Giulia is composed of the Dolomite mountains, called the Prealpi Carniche (the taller section) and the Prealpi Guilie, which terminate at the northern border. Good skiing is found in these Alpine mountains. There's good skiing in these mountains and the four major ski areas are shown on the map as red squares.

Friuli Venezia Giulia Map

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Friuli Venezia Giulia Map © 2007 by James Martin, Europe Travel

Major Cities of Northeastern Italy's Friuli Venezia Giulia Region

The four cities shown on the map in capital letters -- Pordenone, Udine, Gorizia, and Trieste -- are the four provincial capitals of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia. Trieste, the biggest city, is on the coast and its culture and architecture reflect its Austrian, Hungarian, and Slavic influence.

Grado and Lignano are famous seaside resort towns in the southern part of the region near the sea. The Lagoon of Grado and Marano is full of royal seagulls, sea swallows, white herons and cormorants -- making it a popular excursion from Grado or Lignano.

San Daniele del Friuli is known for it's special style of prosciutto or ham called San Daniele and is a Cittaslow, or slow city, known for its quality of life.

Near the town of Aquileia is an important archaeological site, a Roman city said to be the second largest of the empire. Aquileia is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Friuli Venezia Giulia Wine

Although the Friuli Venezia Giulia region produces only about 2% of Italy's total wine production, the wine is of very high quality and is often compared to the offerings of Piedmont and Tuscany, especially wines of the Colli Orientali del Friuli DOC zone.

Fruili Venezia Giulia Festivals

  • Udine is known for its carnevale festivals, usually held in February and its Mushroom Festival in September.
  • San Daniele del Friuli has a Prosciutto Festival on the last week of August
  • Trieste celebrates the Palio of Saint Giusto in September

Tango Italia offers a list of Friuli - Venezia Giulia Festivals

Trieste No-Borders Airport - Aeroporto FVG

The airport on the map is Aeroporto FVG (Frilui Venezia Giulia) and is called Trieste No-Borders Airport. It is located 40 km from Trieste and Udine, 15 km from Gorizia, 50 km from Pordenone.

The nearest hotels are located in Ronchi dei Legionari (3 km) or in Monfalcone (5 km from the airport).

Northeastern Italy Railway Lines

The region is well served by railroad lines, see Trenitalia for schedules:

  • Trieste - Gorizia - Udine
  • Udine - Palmanova - Cervignano - S. Giorgio di Nogaro
  • Udine - Cividale
  • Udine - Tarvisio
  • Gemona - Pinzano - Sacile
  • Udine - Venice
  • Casarsa - Portogruaro
  • Trieste - Monfalcone - Cervignano - Venezia (Venice)

More: Friuli Venezia Giulia Region Travel Directory

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