Friuli Venezia Giulia is the meeting point of the three main European cultures: Latin, Germanic and Slavic. In fact it is in the North-east of Italy, at the border with Austria and Slovenia.
It basts both high mountains (Carnic and Julian Alps) and the Adriatic Sea, for a multifaced landscape.
The impressive Karst plateau, at the border with Slovenia, in a limestone area where soil erosion a series of caves, hollows and resurgences over time.
An unbelievable scenary is created by the Eastern Dolomites, but also Carnia, Julian Alps, in addition to the lakes, valleys and protected areas are a unique sight.
The coast line can be divided in two sectors separated by the mouth of river Isonzo. The western coast offers lagoons and sandy beaches, with tourist resorts like Lignano Sabbiadoro. The eastern coast is characterized by rocks and karsic caves, from Monfalcone to Trieste.
The richness of landscapes matches perfectly with the great cultural variety. Its heritage was created by the complex history and the confluence of different civilizations in this territory. For this reason, Friuli Venezia Giulia looks like a small universe with many different traditions: it is the “land of contrasts”.
Friuli Venezia Giulia is divided into four provinces: Trieste (regional capital), Gorizia, Pordenone and Udine.