WHAT TO SEE FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA

The ancient Roman city of Aquileia, declared UNESCO World Heritage, is one of the most important jewels of the region. The vestigies include the forum, the ruins of the river port and the basilica, that is also one of the most important examples of early Christian art.

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Dolomites mountain, at the border with Trentino Alto Adige, are another addition to the UNESCO World Heritage List. The beauty of this area is repersented by the magnificence of its peaks both in winter and in summer, where crystal-clear waters, snow-covered peaks and lush valleys show their amazing colours.

Trieste, from the Karst Plateau to the sea, conceals innumerable beauties, such as the old cafés or the neoclassical buildings along the Grand Canal. Many other monuments reveal the charm of this city and its glorious history.

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Gorizia is the cosmopolitan gateway for Slovenia; the border city Medieval Castle and a beautiful centre. Udine is also charming, with its ancient castle and the precious works of the great XVIII century artist Giambattista Tiepolo. Finally, Pordenone and its ancient buildings and the Corso, lined by typical long arcades worth a visit too.

Many other little town and villages boasts an artistic and cultural heritage. Grado is peculiar for its Venetian-style old town center; the small town of San Daniele, for its beautiful frescoes and the Church of Sant’Antonio; and Cividale del Friuli, for being the seat of the first Lombard dukedom in Italy.

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