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Friuli-Venezia Giulia

Welcome to the Destination Friuli-Venezia Giulia page on blueguides.com. An e-guide to the region is available for download. The region also forms part of the forthcoming Blue Guide Northern Italy.

Friuli-Venezia Giulia

Friuli-Venezia Giulia lies at the northeastern corner of the Adriatic. The lowlands are a region of gentle landscapes, green and wooded in parts, with wide gravelly torrents scurrying down from the alpine peaks which loom above them. The historic towns of Udine and Cividale have much to see: superb works by Tiepolo in the former and astonishing Lombard survivals in the latter. Excellent wine is grown in the Collio vineyards on the border with Slovenia, and the dry-cured ham (prosciutto) of San Daniele is the most meltingly delicious in Italy. The great port of Trieste (the regional capital) is also here, as is the ancient Roman and later early Christian centre of Aquileia, with superb mosaics. During the First World War the region was hotly contested and many lives were lost on the battles along the Isonzo river. Remains of trenches and gun emplacements survive to tell the tale.

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