Friuli-Venezia Giulia is located in the northeast of Italy. The area includes the southern slopes of the Julian Alps, where you can go hiking and skiing, the Padana lowland and a large fragment of the coast with the Marano Lagoon.
Until the end of World War I, the region was within the borders of Austria-Hungary. To this day, a separate Friulian language has been preserved, which is taught in schools. The Slovenian minority is also a large part of the population.
The capital of Friuli is the port city of Trieste, in which you can admire the 18th and 19th century buildings from the time of Habsburg rule over these areas.
Further west is the Marano Lagoon which is the main center of holiday tourism in the region. The three most popular resorts are Grado, Marano and Lignano Sabbiadoro.
The northern part of the region comes alive mainly in winter, thanks to the local ski resorts, such as Tarvisio, Ravascletto and Tolmezzo.
In Friuli, you can also see the Renaissance city of Palmanova, built on the plan of an ideal district, Udine with art deco buildings and the picturesque Lake Fusine, from which leads via ferrata to the Mangart peak.