Trieste, with its beautiful harbour, is the capital of this magnifi cent region in the northwest of Italy. Many visitors who return annually to this cultural region tucked between the Alps and the Adriatic Sea have great appreciation for this area. Be it mountains, Alpine foothills, long, level sandy beaches, or wide lagoon landscapes: Friuli-Venezia Giulia could hardly be more diverse. The infl uence of the neighbouring countries Austria and Slovenia are also markedly noticeable here. They shape the language, architecture and, not least, the regional cuisine. Visit the idyllic city of Cividale. The Palazzo Pretoria is located in the old town; Andrea Palladio is credited with its design. Since 1990, the national Archaeological Museum of Cividale is located here, which also contains parts of the Reichenau manuscripts, which are listed in the UNESCO Memory of the World Register of Documentary Collections.
Grado – the golden island
Grado, with its Venetian characteristics, is worth a visit simply for its beautiful lagoon landscapes and the narrow rows of picturesque fishermen’s houses in the historic town center. A little to the north lies Aquileia, the second Rome, whose harbour and transport nodal point used to be Grado.
The climate is mild and very Mediterranean. Spring is the ideal time to travel here and discover the country and its culture. In the summer months from June to mid-September, average temperatures in the interior of the country range from 22° to 28 °C, but on the coast there is a refreshing breeze from the sea. The autumn is ideal for hikers wishing to explore the nature reserves. It is even possible to swim in the sea – at temperatures of over 20 degrees.
A fine sandy beach, awarded the Blue Flag, allows you to enjoy pure relaxation. The level, clean and always calm water provides unforgettable bathing fun particularly for children.