The most beautiful places of Fruli Venezia Giulia
Aquileia is located very close to Grado considered as an open-air museum, Aquileia and one of the first cities conquered by the Roman empire, in fact it was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to the archaeological sites preserved in good condition and Early Christian Basilica, the island of the sun has a connection with the history of Aquilania it is an island although it is connected to the mainland with two bridges and is also a very fascinating place especially its historic center.
From piazza Liberta 'to Villa Manin
Is located in Udine and is considered the culture capital of Fluri Venezia Giulia, it is possible to walk among medieval alleys, visit the square of liberty the most beautiful Venetian square on the mainland, not far away is the Botanical Garden of Cormor composed of a fifty-five hectares of vegetation.
The lakes of Fusine is located in Tarvisio an ideal place for those who love nature, the Fusine lakes have glacial origins surrounded by plant areas and paths that extend into wooded areas; these areas are equipped with hiking, mountain biking and magnificent ski slopes in winter
Gorizia is located on the borders of Friuli Venezia Giulia in Piazza Transalpina, until 2004 it was divided by a wall. Due to its particular geographical position, Gorizia has always been culturally influenced by the intersection of different civilizations. Today its streets, its architecture and its parks bear witness to the great history of this city. The medieval castle is the heart and symbol of the city: from here the view extends over the whole of Gorizia, where medieval and baroque architectures coexist harmoniously nineteenth century.
Among enchanting parks, such as the Piuma Park on the Isonzo river, and the Viatori Garden, there are many particular and curious museums to visit, such as the Provincial Museums with the Museum of fashion and applied arts, the Museum of the Great War and the Archaeological Collection, The Museum of Medieval Gorizia inside the castle.
On the heights of the city is the imposing Oslavia Ossuary, which collects the remains of Italian and Austro-Hungarian soldiers who fell during the First World War.
The Grotta Gigante is located in Borgo Grotta Gigante in the municipality of Sgonico. It is considered the largest tourist cavity in the world.
The cave is estimated to have formed around 10 million years ago and was inhabited in prehistoric times. Its existence, however, was discovered recently,
There are three entrances to the cave: the first one, the one normally used, was arranged for tourist use, the second, located in the middle position, is narrower and was used by the first explorations, the third, located towards the East, and formed by an inclined tunnel inhabited in the Neolithic era.
Miramare Castle Park
Miramare Castle Park is located in Trieste, the structure is on a rocky outcrop towards the Gulf of Trieste. The rooms can be visited according to a predetermined path that winds from the ground floor to the first floor of the Castle of Miramare: you can admire the sumptuous original furnishings of the reception rooms, private apartments, rich in works of art, furniture and precious objects, the guided graphic allows visitors to understand the history of the castle and the genealogy of the Habsburgs and to know the details of the paintings contained in each not to be missed is the castle park.
Spilimbergo, city of the mosaic
Spilibergo is a small town on the banks of the Tagliamento river which developed mainly in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, in fact there are testimonies that are preserved until today, in fact going through the streets of the historic center it is possible to admire the Cathedral of Santa Maria Maggiore which houses inside there are interesting frescoes dating back to 300.The Castle of Spilimbergo, overlooking the Tagliamento escarpment and was rebuilt after being destroyed by fire. Access to the Castle is via a pier on a moat leading to the central courtyard, on the courtyard the fascinating Painted Palace overlooks the Castle with its spectacular frescoes on the façade and stone balconies, and finally, the visit to the mosaics is known throughout the world as it is home to the prestigious Mosaic School of Friuli which is still active today.
The two most popular restaurants of the Fluri Venicia Giulia
Restaurant to friends
Frontier-author cuisine, located in the hamlet of Godia near Udineprepara in the tasty recipes of the region. Vegetables, for example, come from local farmers and fresh fish, almost always, from the Grado market. the Agli Amici restaurant is located near the sea and the ski slopes, as well as adjacent to the eastern hills where - according to many - some of the best white wines in the world are produced.
Il Bluebeard offers traditional regional dishes, made with excellent products that follow the seasons and a selection of typical local wines. The restaurant has a beautiful garden, in fact you will find a quiet, welcoming environment. The restaurant is located in a quiet area near the Friuli Venezia Giulia airport.
The typical dishes of the Friuli Venicia Giulia region
Frico with potatoes
Frico with potatoes is a typical Friulian food: it is a pie made from local cheese. First, potatoes are cooked with onion, then when they are very soft, the cheese is added. The frico is ready when it has formed a beautiful golden crust. It is eaten a little everywhere in Friuli but above all in the provinces of Pordenone and Udine eaten accompanied a nice glass of red wine.
The Cjarsons is another typical dish to be enjoyed in the mountains of Carnia, the Cjarsons are particular ravioli that hide a filling based on apples, ricotta, boiled potatoes, pears, raisins, spinach, pine nuts, cinnamon and cocoa . The cjarsons are served seasoned with melted butter, grated smoked ricotta, sugar and cinnamon.
The Jota is a soup made of sauerkraut, beans and potatoes that tastes like Mitteleuropa. The particularity of this soup is certainly the sour sauerkraut that recalls the tastes of Austrian and Slovenian cuisine. La Jota is one of those frugal but also very energetic dishes that can be tasted in some typical restaurants.
There are many types of traditional sweets, each city, each area has its own, but the gubana is the one recognized at the regional level. The "original" gubana is produced in the Natisone Valleys, in the province of Udine. The gubana is a sweet leavened dough that hides inside a filling of raisins, walnuts, pine nuts, sugar and grappa.
Grado is a seaside resort with a long fishing tradition: in the sea or in the lagoon canals, fishermen have always found a rich variety of fish that have become the basis for traditional local cuisine. most famous dish of the Grado cuisine: a delicious fish soup that is accompanied by a fine polenta that is even better when it is drowned in the soup sauce.
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