Are you ready to discover a region with a strong identity, offering both the Dolomites and beaches in a unique historical and cultural context?
Friuli-Venezia Giulia is one of the regions with a special statute occupying the north-eastern part of Italy. It is a territory with a complex history, like all border areas, with different socio-cultural characteristics. The historical-geographical region of Friuli consists in the provinces of Pordenone, Udine and part of the province of Gorizia, while Venezia Giulia includes Trieste and the rest of the province of Gorizia. The division between Friuli and Venezia Giulia dates back to ancient times. They were united only between 1954 and 1975, following a long process.
It is a land that has allowed different populations to meet, where different ethnic and linguistic identities have merged and clashed: Latin, Germanic and Slavic. Even today, in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, in addition to Italian, many languages are spoken: Friulian, Slovenian, German, Venetian and even Croatian. It is a richly stratified reality: in its bowels runs the blood of the Romans, the Lombards, the Slavs and the Italians of today. This rich past is reflected in its many monuments. We invite you to visit them, along with the many unsurpassed creations of Nature. Enjoy your trip!
10. Lignano Sabbiadoro: a tourist's paradise
Your trip to the Friuli region begins with one of the most renowned tourist locations on the Italian peninsula: Lignano Sabbiadoro. Overlooking the Adriatic Sea, Lignano offers a modern and well-equipped coast: there are more than forty, in fact, its bathing establishments. And after a day spent on the beach, at night you can enjoy the local nightlife, thanks to the many discos, bars and nightclubs that make Lignano a very popular destination for lovers of summer fun.
9. Miramare Castle: a princely residence
One of the unmissable destinations of your Friulian trip is definitely the majestic Miramare Castle in Trieste. The building was built at the behest of Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian of Habsburg, as a luxurious alcove for himself and his wife. Perched on the promontory of Grignano, the castle offers a spectacular view of the Gulf of Trieste and a beautiful park to visit.
8. The Predil lake: between enigma and legend
One of the most fascinating and enigmatic destinations of your Friulian adventure is the Predil lake which occupies a glacial basin near Tarvisio. The place is surrounded by a legendary atmosphere, a Nordic atmosphere, almost from Loch Ness lake. But the lakeside resort also offers modern bathing and nautical equipment, especially for the little ones, which make it a sought-after and renowned tourist destination.
7. Gorizia: crossroads of History and Culture
The next stop on our Friulian adventure is Gorizia, a city rich in art and history. Gorizia, in fact, can be considered the crossroads of three different cultures: Italian, Germanic and Slavic. To see absolutely, at least three works, witnesses of this cultural complexity: the statue of St. Francis of Assisi, the statue of Maximilian of Habsburg and the Obelisk of Calvary. But another great attraction of Gorizia are its numerous and well-kept public gardens, where you can take long and relaxing walks
6. La Sorgente del Gorgazzo: a unique show
One of the most beautiful and fascinating places in Friuli Venezia Giulia is the source of the Gorgazzo, in Polcenigo, an underwater cave that will give you a more unique and rare natural spectacle. A wonder that has been the object of the imagination of more than one artist, for the particularity of its landscape. So what are you waiting for? Ready with brushes and diving masks. Let's go!
5. Cividale del Friuli: Lombard stronghold
One of the most popular destinations in Friuli Venezia Giulia is certainly Cividale del Friuli, in the province of Udine. The city can boast a rich history behind it: founded by Giulio Cesare who baptized it with the name of Forum Julii, in fact, it was conquered by the Lombards in the 6th century. A.D. The Lombards made it their own important bulwark, enriching the city with numerous monuments: among these, the so-called Longobard Tempietto built overhanging the Natisone river is not to be missed.
4. The Michele Gortani Museum of Popular Arts in Tolmezzo: a dive into the past
A visit to the Michele Gortani Museum of Popular Arts in Tolmezzo represents a unique opportunity to get to know in depth the civilization and culture of the Friuli region of Carnia. In fact, here you can admire a rich collection of bronze pots, precious musical instruments and even a reconstruction of a typical Carnic house. So, are you ready for this beautiful dive into the past?
3. Forni di Sopra: the queen of the Dolomites
Forni di Sopra is one of the precious gems of the Friulian Dolomites Natural Park. The first thing you will notice about the picturesque village are its unique houses, partly built in stone, partly in wood. Obviously, the splendid landscape of the Dolomites is the backdrop to the characteristic architecture. And for you, the opportunity to practice your favorite sports, from skiing to mountain biking!
2. Aquileia: in the sign of Ancient Rome
Aquileia is one of the most important cities in Friuli Venezia Giulia. It was, in fact, one of the most luxuriant provinces of the Roman Empire as evidenced by the vast archaeological area, rich in evidence of the time. Of particular interest is also the Patriarchal Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta where the splendid floor mosaics, authentic masterpieces of the genre and the moving Cemetery of the Heroes, an important testimony of Contemporary History, are absolutely worth seeing.
1. The Natural History Museum of Trieste: like in Jurassic Park
Your journey ends in the European city of Trieste, the capital of Friuli Venezia Giulia. Where, in particular, we invite you to visit the Natural History Museum, with its extraordinary collection of natural and artificial beauties. The absolute protagonist of your visit will be Antonio, one of the most perfectly preserved dinosaurs in the world. Ready for this trip to the Jurassic?
NEW: not to be missed Pinocchio - Immersive Art Experience
The EmotionHall Arena is an extraordinary space that will completely overwhelm you. It is, in fact, Italy's first permanent immersive, modular and interactive museum. Innovative technologies catapult visitors into an exciting experience, getting to the heart of the exhibitions and events on offer.
Not to be missed, from 19 November 2021 to 31 August 2022, Pinocchio - Immersive Art Experience. We will be able to relive the magic and atmosphere of Collodi's fairy tale, guided by holographic actors playing the various characters. We will enter into the heart of a timeless masterpiece, a classic for children capable of enchanting adults and children alike.
EmotionHall's Pinocchio is an immersive journey made digitally but strictly in wood like the most famous puppet on the planet. During the exhibition, the birth of this eternal work will be re-enacted, reliving the enchantment and emotions and the values of the most famous novel of Italian literature.
Following in Pinocchio's footsteps, it will be exciting to experience first-hand the puppet's adventures as he grows and changes. Everyone, adults and children alike, will inevitably step into the role of the wooden child and experience the same feelings. Surrounded by fantastic installations and theatrical reproductions, Pinocchio by EmotionHall is the emotional experience par excellence for getting to know Pinocchio.
Where is the EmotionHall Arena located?
This unique and innovative exhibition space of about 2,000 square metres is located in the Tiare Shopping Centre in Villesse, in the province of Gorizia. During your shopping in the more than 100 shops, you and your children will live a breathtaking experience and unforgettable moments.
What are you waiting for? Tiare Shopping is open every day, from 9:30 to 22:00- Località Maranuz 2, 34070 Villesse (Gorizia).VISIT TIARE SHOPPING CENTRE❯