Friuli Venezia Giulia is the region located in the northeast end of Italy, bordering on Slovenia and Austria. Overlooking the Adriatic Sea and surrounded by high mountains, Friuli Venezia Giulia has many different landscapes. Impressive is the Carso plateau, formed by naked wind-rock, where soil erosion has given rise to a series of caves, cavities and “resurrections”.
Spectacular are the high mountain views of the Eastern Dolomites, Carnia and the Julian Alps, between lakes, valleys and protected areas. From the border with Veneto to Monfalcone, the coast is lined with lagoons and has long sandy beaches, where various tourist sites, including the renowned Lignano Sabbiadoro, arise. From Monfalcone to Trieste the coast is rocky.
The vast variety of landscapes corresponds to an equally rich and varied cultural heritage, determined by a complex history and confluence in this land of different populations. For this reason Friuli Venezia Giulia presents itself as a small universe in which many different traditions merge: it is the “land of contrasts”.
The provinces of Friuli Venezia Giulia are: Trieste (capital), Gorizia, Pordenone, Udine.