Friuli-Venezia Giulia Map and Travel Guide
Learn all about Italy's Autonomous Friuli-Venezia Giulia Region
Friuli-Venezia Giulia is located in the northeast corner of Italy. The regional capital is Trieste. The Friuli-Venezia Giulia region is bounded on the north by Austria and the east by Slovenia, the west by the Veneto and the south by the Adriatic Sea.
The northern half of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia is composed of mountains called the Prealpi--the Prealpi Carniche and the Prealpi Guilie to be exact, which terminate at the norther border, meeting the taller Alpi Carniche. Good skiing is found in these alpine mountains, and the Skibus takes you from the region's airport, the Aeroporto di Trieste, to four major ski areas, shown on the map as red squares.
Friuli-Venezia Giulia Map
Friuli-Venezia Giulia Map © 2007 by James Martin, Europe for Visitors
Major Cities of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia Region of Italy
The four cities shown on the map in capital letters--Pordenone, Udine, Gorizia, and Trieste--make up the four provincial capitals of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia. Turismo FVG offers maps and guides of these cities plus Grado and Lignao in their Maps page. Regional brochures are also available in PDF form.
Grado and Lignano are famous seaside resort towns. 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 and is a città slow, 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 world heritage site. You can take a virtual tour on the Aqvileia site.
Friuli Venezia Giulia Wine
While the Friuli Venezia Giulia produces only about 2% of Italys 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. You can find out more about Friuli Venezia Giulia Wine at the Wine Web or at Touismo FVG
Major Festivals in the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region
- Udine is known for its carnevale 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
Aeroporto FVG - the Friuli-Venezi Giulia Airport
The airport on the map is Aeroporto FVG, called Trieste No-Borders Airport. the Airport 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).
Railway Lines in the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region
The region is well served by railroad lines:
- 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)