Travel and Culture in
Friuli Venezia Giulia
If you are interested in attending an Italian language
course in the Friuli Venezia-Giulia, we will be glad to help you
in your decision by giving you some useful information:
WHERE IS THE FRIULI VENEZIA-GIULIA?
The region Friuli Venezia Giulia is situated in the north-eastern
part of the Italian peninsula. It was formed in 1948, with the aggregation
of Friuli and Venezia Giulia.
It borders with Austria to the North and with Veneto to the West; to the South it borders both with Veneto and Slovenia and it is washed by the Adriatic Sea, while it is bounded by Slovenia to the East.
It has been a region with special autonomy since 1964.
WHAT IS THE TERRITORY LIKE ?
The regional capital is Trieste and the most important towns are
Udine, Pordenone and Gorizia.
The 43% of the territory in Friuli is mountainous and the highest peak is Mount Coglians, with its 2780 mt of height. The 38% of the southern part is flat and the hills are present only in a small percentage (19%).
The principal rivers are the Tagliamento and the Isonzo and the most important lake is the Cavazzo.
HOW CAN YOU REACH IT ?
The reference for you to reach Friuli Venezia Giulia is certainly Trieste airport, in Ronchi dei Legionari, 18 Km from Trieste, that allows the links with the rest of Italy and with the biggest European towns.
Otherwise, if you prefer to travel by car, the reference for the
South and the North of Italy is the motorway A4 Torino Trieste (from
Trieste you can reach, always with the A4, Gorizia, too) that allows
you to reach Palmanova, Udine, Gemona and Tarvisio, thanks to the
junction with the A23, while the A28 will allow you to reach Portogruaro
The national railways cover the following sections: Trieste-Gorizia-Udine, Udine-Cividale, Udine-Tarvisio, Udine-Palmanova-Cervignano-San Giorgio di Nogaro and Udine-Venezia.
WHAT DOES IT OFFER?
Friuli-Venezia Giulia offers to its visitors a changeable environment, that ranges from the beautiful beaches situated on Grado Island to the Dolomites, for the lovers of the mountains. Friuli is a region with a friendly beauty, characterized by a nature made of woods and charming landscapes, that fascinate the visitors and lead them to discover the habits and the traditions of this region.