80 attractions you should visit in Friuli-Venezia Giulia - With photos & details

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Top 80 attractions to explore in Friuli-Venezia Giulia

Friuli Venezia Giulia overlooks the Adriatic Sea and is surrounded by high mountains, enclosing many different landscapes. The great variety of landscapes matches the rich and variegated cultural heritage that was determined by a complex history and by the confluence of different civilizations in this territory.

Arco di RiccardoPiazza del Barbacan, 34121 Trieste TS, Italy
Monuments

L ' Arco di Riccardo is according to some sources, one of the doors Roman of Trieste dating from the first century BC probably built in the' Emperor Augustus in the years 33-32 BC The forms of architectural decoration allow us to date the current form of the arc in the Claudian-Neronian or perhaps Flavian age. According to other sources instead it is one of the entrances to the sanctuary of the Magna Mater.

Barcis33080 Barcis, Province of Pordenone, Italy
Old Towns

Barcis is an Italian town of 243 inhabitants in Friuli-Venezia Giulia.  Barcis rises in 409  m asl in Valcellina, in the Friulian Dolomites, on the shores of the artificial lake of the same name. The basin where the town and its hamlets arise is closed to the north by Mount Resettùm, west from the Crep Nudo mountains and Messer, south from the Cavallo mountains and Cjastelât, east of the Raut mountains.

Barcola34136 Barcola, UTI Giuliana, Italy
Man-made Structures- Other

Barcola is a coastal village. In Roman times it housed one of the most sumptuous villas in the region, perhaps belonging to the favorite of Nero Calvia Crispinilla . The building, built in the second half of the 1st century BC and enlarged in the following century, extended for a length of three hundred meters along the seafront and had spas, a pier and extensive gardens. Many rooms were decorated with mosaics and statues . Some finds are kept in the Tergestino Lapidary at the Castle of San Gius

Basilica di Santa Maria AssuntaPiazza Capitolo, 1, 33051 Aquileia UD, Italy
Churches

The patriarchal basilica of Santa Maria Assunta is the main religious building in Aquileia and the ancient cathedral church of the suppressed Patriarchate of Aquileia.  The oldest remains date back to the 4th century, the current basilica was built in the 11th century and remodeled in the 13th century. It stands on the side of the Via Sacra, overlooking the Piazza del Capitolo, together with the baptistery and the imposing bell tower.

Basilica of Santa EufemiaCampo Patriarca Elia, 13, 34073 Grado GO, Italy
Churches

The patriarchal basilica of Sant'Eufemia is the main religious building in Grado and ancient cathedral church dating back to the sixth century , it stands on the square of the ancient patriarchal city, flanked by the baptistery and the spire-shaped bell tower of the fifteenth century.  Much of the fame of the basilica comes from the incredibly well preserved sixth-century floor mosaics that decorate the basilica, as it is extremely rare to find the original floor mosaics preserved in an early Ch

Bibione Lighthouse30020 Bibione, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
Lighthouses

The Punta Tagliamento lighthouse is located in Bibione, on the right bank of the mouth of the Tagliamento river, in the municipality of San Michele al Tagliamento, in the metropolitan city of Venice.  Immersed in the naturalistic area of Punta Tagliamento, the lighthouse can be reached on foot or by bicycle. Behind the 25-meter high truncated cone lantern stands a two-story rectangular building.

Bordaglia LakeBordaglia Lake, 33020 Forni Avoltri, Province of Udine, Italy
Lake/ River/ Ponds

The Lake Bordaglia is a small alpine lake situated 1,750  m  s.lm in the municipality of Forni Avoltri.  Considered one of the most beautiful lakes in Carnia, it is part of the Bordaglia-Flèons wildlife oasis established by the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region in 1968.  Surrounded by ancient larch and pine woods, it has a rather varied flora, with protected species such as gentians and a precious variety of orchids; it is rich in shrub vegetation where the black woodpecker, the collared blackbird, a

Campanile di Val MontanaiaCampanile di Val Montanaia, 33080 Cimolais PN, Italy
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

The Campanile di Val Montanaia is a peak of the Friulian Dolomites, belonging to the Spalti di Toro group, located in the homonymous valley, in the area of ​​the upper Val Cimoliana , within the territory of the municipality of Cimolais.  is a spire 300 meters high and with a base of 60 meters that stands out against the sky in the center of the valley, in a position considered unique because it is clearly separated from the Dolomite spiers making up the surrounding amphitheater.

Castello di DuinoFrazione Duino, 32, 34011 Duino TS, Italy
Iconic Buildings

The Duino Castle is located in the municipality of Duino-Aurisina, in the province of Trieste.  Owned for over 420 years by the Della Torre family, branch Della Torre di Valsassina first and then by the Dukes of Torre and Tasso. Since 2003 it has been - together with its park - open to the public.  From the manor, you can enjoy a vast panorama of the steep rocky walls overlooking the sea. In the park, there is a bunker used during the Second World War.

Castello di Strassoldo di Sopra (palazzo principale)Via dei Castelli, 21, 33052 Strassoldo UD, Italy
Iconic Buildings

The origins of this complex are supposed to be parallel to the Castello di Sotto as they are part of a single mighty fortified whole. Like the other manor, it suffered the same fate, destroyed in two stages by the federals of the League of Cambrai. A plaque on the building that housed the Chancellery, once an archive of all the lower Friuli area, recalls the event and the reconstructions carried out in 1749. Among the various structures that compose it.

Cattedrale di San Giusto MartireP.za della Cattedrale, 2, 34121 Trieste TS, Italy
Churches

The Cathedral Basilica of San Giusto is the main Catholic religious building in the city of Trieste. It is located on the top of the homonymous hill overlooking the city.  As reported by most Trieste historians, the current appearance of the basilica derives from the unification of the two pre-existing churches of Santa Maria and the one dedicated to the martyr San Giusto, which were incorporated under the same roof by Bishop Rodolfo Pedrazzani da Robecco.

Cavanata Valley Regional Natural ReserveVia Grado, 1, 34070 Fossalon di Grado GO, Italy
Lake/ River/ Ponds
Outdoors- Other
Forests

The Valle Cavanata nature reserve is a protected natural area located in the municipality of Grado, in the province of Gorizia. It is located in Fossalon and is spread over 341 hectares, of which 67 by the sea. Established in 1996, it is part of the regional nature reserves of Friuli-Venezia Giulia.  It is a former fishing valley that has been abandoned for many decades and has therefore taken on the appearance of a typical lagoon area. It is protected as a "Ramsar" area.

Caves CaglieronVia Grotte del Caglieron, 31010 Fregona TV, Italy
Caves

The Caglieron caves are located in the municipality of Fregona, province of Treviso, precisely in the locality of Breda. It is a series of cavities created partly by natural erosion activities and partly by human action. Natural erosion consists of a deep gorge carved by the Caglieron stream on alternating layers of limestone conglomerate, sandstone and marl from the Serravallian Miocene . You can admire numerous waterfalls, about ten meters high, with large potholes at the base.

CogliansCoglians
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

The Mount Coglians, with its 2,780 m above sea level, is the highest peak in the Carnic Alps and the Friuli-Venezia Giulia.  During the First World War, the summit was permanently occupied by Italian troops, who used it as an observation point: the remains of some posts dating back to the Great War are still visible on the top. It can be reached via two routes: the normal, easier route, which starts from the Giovanni e Olinto Marinelli refuge, on the south side, or the via Ferrata on the north s

Faro della VittoriaStr. del Friuli, 141, 34136 Trieste TS, Italy
Lighthouses

The Vittoria lighthouse is located in Trieste and was built between January 15, 1923, and May 24, 1927, by the Italian architect Arduino Berlam .  In addition to fulfilling the functions of a lighthouse for navigation, illuminating the Gulf of Trieste, it also performs the functions of a commemorative monument in honor of the fallen of the sea during the First World War, as evidenced by the inscription placed at its base.

Fountain of the Four ContinentsPiazza Unità d'Italia, 34121 Trieste TS, Italy
Fountains

The fountain of four continents was created in 1750 by Giovanni Mazzoli. The sculpture is a symbol of four then known parts of the world: Europe, Asia, Africa, and America. The fountain was an important source of potable water for the locals before the days of indoor plumbing, but even more importantly it was a grandiose monument to the power and glory of the pope and his family.

Gorizia Castle36, Localita, 34170, Borgo Castello, 34170 Gorizia GO, Italy
Iconic Buildings

The castle of Gorizia is a fortification dating back to the 11th century built on the hill which dominates the city from which it takes its name. The construction of the castle of Gorizia dates back to around 1001, the year in which the title of Count of Gorizia appears for the first time, combined with Henry IV of Spanheim, which presupposes the presence of a fortification on the spot. The castle now houses the Museum of the Gorizia Middle Ages.

Grotta GiganteBorgo Grotta Gigante, 42 / A, 34010 Sgonico TS, Italy
Caves

The Giant Cave is a karst cave, explored in 1840 and opened to tourism by the Triestini Tourists Club as early as 1908. Following the loss of the Postojna Caves, which passed to Yugoslavia in 1947, it received a strong tourist boost after World War II. The cave is located on the Karst plateau, a few kilometers from the city of Trieste and the border with Slovenia.

Jôf di MontasioJôf di Montasio, 33010 Province of Udine, Italy
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

The Jôf Montasio is the third highest mountain Friuli-Venezia Giulia after Coglians and Crete of Chianevate and the highest of the Alps Giulie Italians 2,754 m high, located in the province of Udine , inside theJôf Fuârt-Montasio chain is between the territories of the municipalities of Chiusaforte , Dogna , Malborghetto Valbruna and Tarvisio. One of the nice trekking destination and also you can spend a nice time here.

Jôf FuartJôf Fuart, 33010 Malborghetto Valbruna, Province of Udine, Italy
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

Jôf Fuart is a mountain in Italy, with an elevation of 2663 meters and is the second-highest peak in the western Julian Alps after Jôf di Montasio. Because of the steepness of its slopes on all sides, Jôf Fuart is a mountain for experienced climbers. It was one of the nice trekking destinations and also you can spend a nice time there.

Map of attractions in Friuli-Venezia Giulia