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Tourist guide in Friuli

Lake Fusine

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Mount Lussari

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Rolling hills and vineyards

Tourist guide in Friuli

The Tagliamento river

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Medieval Towns

Tourist Guide in Friuli

Spectacular nature

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The Basilica of Aquileia

Tourist Guide in Trieste

Trieste, the capital

Tourist guide in Trieste

Porto Piccolo in Sistiana

Tourist guide in Aquileia

The Basilica of Aquileia

Tourist guide in Grado

Grado

Tourist guide in Trieste

The gulf of Trieste

PLANNING A HOLIDAY IN FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA?  GREAT, MAKE A GUIDED TOUR IN TRIESTE, UDINE , GORIZA AND SURROUNDINGS WITH ME AS YOUR PERSONAL TOURIST GUIDE !

Friuli Venezia Giulia, a small paradise in the corner of Italy
The meanders of the Tagliamento. Last na
On holiday in Friuli Venezia Giulia
Spring morning at the superior lake of F

 
Welcome on Explore Friuli!
 
Friuli Venezia Giulia, a small paradise in the corner of Italy

Come to the beautiful Italian region Friuli-Venezia Giulia that has it all, High mountains that frame the region in the north and east such as the last part of the Dolomites, the Carnic and Julian Alps offering spectacular panoramas, forests, waterfalls, rolling hills, valleys and crystal clear lakes, bright blue colored rivers,  finishing with sand and pebble beaches in the south facing the Adriatic sea.

Besides beautiful nature, the region is also full of interesting cities of which three are Unesco sites. Friuli is still an Italian region off the beaten path without mass tourism. It's not too big and borders with Austria and Slovenia so you could visit three countries in once if you have the time.


This region has been nominated as "The Italian region of 2021" by the Chicago - based luxury travel company Olive Tree Escapes.


Friuli is a stone's throw away from Venice

Friuli Venezia Giulia is an extraordinary region right above Venice! You can visit Venice while staying in this gorgeous still undiscovered region. It's not only rich of nature and culture but also of famous wine areas where you can taste the excellent local and international wines. If you are looking for something to do in the surroundings of Venice, in a 1.5 hour car or train ride, you will be there.  

 
Looking for guided tours in Friuli? You found them

I organise guided walking tours in Trieste, Udine, and other touristic cities and Unesco sites that you can find on this website. I would be happy to show you around! 

Besides the cultural aspects, my website also offers lots of information about nature parks, lakes, beaches, sport and fun activities and more! Scrolling down you will see the four
Provinces, each one offers links to lots of interesting information about the cities to visit in that province. 


If you want to know more reasons why Friuli Venezia Giulia is the perfect holiday destination and is called "A small paradise in the corner of Italy"? Click here!
 
Feel free to contact me for bookings and / or more information you may need. 

Arrivederci, 

Ellen

Friuli Venezia Giulia, the perfect holiday destination
Wine tasting in Friuli , winetasting in Friuli
Lignano in Friuli
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I'm Ellen, I would be happy to be your tourist guide
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An Italian region off the beaten path, full of hidden gems
The province of Udine
Friuli Venezia Giulia, is divided in these four provinces 
Guided Tour of Udine
Guided tour of pordenone
THE PROVINCE OF UDINE

WHAT TO VISIT?

THE PROVINCE OF PORDENONE

WHAT TO VISIT?

Guided tour of Gorizia
Guided tour of Trieste
THE PROVINCE OF GORIZIA

WHAT TO VISIT?

THE PROVINCE OF TRIESTE

WHAT TO VISIT?

On holiday in Friuli Venezia Giulia
Wine tasting in Friuli , winetasting in Friuli
SPORTS  IN FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA

HIKE, BIKE OR SKI

WINE TASTING

TRY THE LOCAL WINES IN THE COLLIO AREA

Castles in Friuli Venezia Giulia
VISIT A CASTLE 

MANY TO CHOOSE FROM

On holiday in Friuli Venezia Giulia
RELAX IN THE BEAUTIFUL NATURE

NATURE PARKS OR RESERVES 

Op vakantie in Friuli Venezia Giulia

Caves

not only above the 
ground Friuli is beautiful

Friuli Venezia Giulia is not only nice and interesting above the ground but also underneath! There are many caves, from small to large. Especially in the area of Trieste, here the landscape is made of karst rocks (rich in limestone), also known as il 'Carso'.

This ensures that the water easily passes and caves are formed.

The most famous cave is the giant cave, 'la Grotte Gigante "in Sgonico,

near Trieste. The great room is so huge that one jokes that the Dome of St. Peter's church in Rome fits into it. It is even in the Guinness book of records. " Click for more information on the link to go to the site of the cave.

Op vakantie in Friuli Venezia Giulia

San Daniele

famous for its raw ham but not only....

20 kilometers west of Udine, located on top of one of the hills around Udine, you will find the village of San Daniele. The village is famous for its raw ham "prosciutto crudo" which has been produced here for centuries using a special way of preparing thanks to the micro-climate. Yet the village is also worth a visit for other reasons. How about the beautiful inside of the little church "Sant'Antonio Abate" containing such beautiful 16th century frescoes that it's called the Sistine Chapel of Friuli. Or visit the oldest public library of this region

"La Guarneriana" containing books starting from the 11th century. For more info on the San Daniele ham, click on this link.

Op vakantie in Friuli Venezia Giulia

The Alps

go mountainbike, 

hike and ski

This region has beautiful mountains. In the north of Friuli Venezia Giulia you will find the Alps and even part of the Dolomites. They are divided into Alpi Giulie (northeast) and Alpi Carniche (north) and Friuli Dolomites (north west). They are the perfect scenery for hiking or mountain biking during all seasons, but especially in the fall when the nature colors itself with spectacular colors. In these mountains you will find two protected natural parks, rich of hiking and biking trails. In the winter you can ski in one of the many ski areas that the region offers and do nothing under for their Austrian competitors. More on that can be read in the chapter 'skiing' on this site. Need more information about the parks then click on the link below.

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