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Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy

Provinces: Trieste, Gorizia, Pordenone, Udine
This region consists of a flat area, close to the Tagliamento river and to the Adriatic coastline, with its plain and lagoons; of a pre-Alpine part with the Carnic Pre-Alps and of an Alpine Part, which includes the Carnic and Julian Alps.


In the 18th century, Austro-Hungary commissioned the construction of a deep-water port and so ended Veniceís long domination of the Adriatic Sea. Following the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire after World War I, Trieste was ceded to Italy. The cityís most prominent buildings date from the Habsburg era, the most beautiful being Miramare Castle which is set amid beautifully landscaped gardens overloooking the sea, and is open to the public.

The coast west of Trieste has several popular beach resorts, such as Grado which is also a spa resort. The area inland from Trieste is known for its Karst landscape and caves.

The Grotta Gigante is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the largest accessible cave in the world.


An imposing castle dominates the town which also offers a Baroque cathedral. Cividale: right in the center, the 15th century Cathedral, the Christian Museum and the 8th century Tempietto Lombardo.


Here a must is the castle, the Loggia del Lionello and the clocktower. The Civic Museum hosts art works by Tiepolo, Caravaggio and others.

Aquileia, this town is the most important archaeological site in Northern Italy visit the forum and the basilica with its early Christian mosaics.

Muggia has a beautiful 13th century cathedral and the 10th century Assunta church.

Passariano - visit the chapel, armory and Napoleonís rooms in the Villa Manin.

Palmanova, founded in 1593, was laid out as a nine-pointed star; therefore an interesting example of urban planning.

Spilimbergo is a medieval town with a 16th century castle and a gothic cathedral.

San Daniele famous for the prosciutto, has lovely churches, like Sant'Antonio Abate, the Madonna della Fratta, and the church of San Daniele.

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