It is located in the north-eastern end of Italy. Surrounded by high mountains, the region overlooks the Adriatic Sea, enclosing many different landscapes within it: the Karst plateau, formed by bare wind-beaten rock, where soil erosion has given rise to a series of caves, cavities and "resurgences"; lakes, valleys and protected areas are the spectacular high mountain panoramas of the Eastern Dolomites, Carnia and the Julian Alps; the coast, low and sandy, from the border with Veneto to Monfalcone becomes rocky continuing towards Trieste. Called "land of contrasts", since the traditions of the area are different, Friuli Venezia Giulia has a rich and varied cultural heritage generated by the confluence of different populations in this land throughout history.
Friuli Venezia Giulia is a region yet to be discovered that offers visitors a great variety of landscapes, ancient traditions and cities on a human scale. Do not miss Piazza Unità d'Italia in Trieste, overlooking the sea and surrounded by an embrace of precious Liberty buildings, the Giant's Grotto inserted since 1995 in the Guinness Book for record-breaking measures: 107 meters high, 280 long 65 wide; Cividale, a town founded in 50 BC by Julius Caesar it was occupied by the Lombards of King Alboino, in 568, even today, the center of the town is pure Middle Ages: the strong, lively Lombard imprint is proudly displayed.
In the Friuli Venezia Giulia region there are 216 municipalities. The regional capital is Trieste followed by the provinces of Gorizia, Pordenone and Udine.
Located in the extreme north-eastern part of Italy, Trieste has been a frontier site for centuries whose sign is revealed in elegant historical, artistic and architectural masterpieces. Famous for the port enclosed in the gulf that bears its name, and for the wind that blows up to 150 km / h, Trieste is also remembered for its historic cafes, symbols of the local passion for this drink and for being the point meeting of intellectuals, politicians, writers and poets.