Friuli Venezia Giulia is a region located in the north-eastern end of Italy, on the border with Slovenia and Austria. Overlooking the Adriatic Sea and surrounded by high mountains, Friuli Venezia Giulia contains several different landscapes. The Karst plateau is impressive, as well as the high mountain panoramas of the Eastern Dolomites, Carnia and the Julian Alps, between lakes, valleys and protected areas. From the border with the Veneto region to Monfalcone, the coast is bordered by lagoons and has long sandy beaches, where various tourist spots arise including the renowned Lignano Sabbiadoro.
From Monfalcone to Trieste the coast is rocky. The great variety of landscapes corresponds to an equally rich and varied cultural heritage, determined by a complex history and the confluence of different populations in this land. This is the reason why Friuli Venezia Giulia presents itself as a small universe where many different traditions merge: actually, it is called the “land of contrasts”.
The provinces of Friuli Venezia Giulia are: Trieste (capital of the region), Gorizia, Pordenone, Udine.