Friuli Venezia Giulia, Hamlets and Castles

From Trieste to Udine, a tour about the history of those people who, from northern Europe, at the end of the Roman Empire, entered Italy bringing revolution and changes, and whose historical anecdotes and stories will turn the landscapes and everything around you into a lucid dream about the origins of European man.

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“I SEE CONTRASTS AND SHARP COLORS, THE VALLEY THAT PUSHES ITSELF UP TO THE FOOT OF THE ALPS: THE METALLIC SPARKLES OF THE MARINE AIR MEET WITH THE VIOLET SHADOWS THAT COME DOWN FROM THE MOUNTAINS” – GUIDO PIOVENE

Friuli is a name of Roman origin that derives from the city of Forum Julii, today Cividale, founded by Julius Cesar in the middle of the I century b.C.. Cividale will be one of the stop-over of this tour focused both on the most beautiful hamlets and castles in the region, as well as on the richest ones of the history – in fact most of them date back to the period of the Castellieri in the bronze age. You will visit Trieste, the suggestive capital of Friuli, crossed by Canal Grande, crossroads of people and cultures for centuries, where the karst hinterland was the permanent seat of the Neolithic man. Then Gorizia, crossed by the border between Italy and Slovenia, bearer of millennial vicissitudes, mutilated by the First World War and rebuilt in the Fascist era according to the regime’s style. Finally, Udine, medieval town on the top of a legendary hill, whose name is often traced back to Odino, the father of all gods.

Experiences

“MY SOUL IS IN TRIESTE” – JAMES JOYCE
A FASCINATING AND INSPIRING CITY

Trieste, crossroads of people and cultures, is an ancient city that, throughout history, enchanted the souls of many well-known personalities: James Joyce, modern writer and known worldwide, was one of them. Crossed by its Canal Grande, Trieste overlooks the sea and is characterized by a wonderful landscape of rocky walls standing out on the Gulf of Trieste: a view enjoyable from the famous Duino Castle, owned by the Della Torre family for more than four hundred years. Your tour in Trieste, with many stop-overs, will arrive to the Miramare Castle, royal residence of the Archduke of Austria, leaned on the rocky spur of the karst promontory whose white stone silhouette contrasts with the dark blue waters of the gulf.

FROM GORIZIA TO CIVIDALE, THE CLASSIC AND MEDIEVAL ROOTS OF FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA
TWO CITIES RICH IN ANCIENT HISTORIES AND SAVORS

Gorizia was officially founded at the beginning of the Middle Age, but its original settlements date back to the Roman and pre-roman period. Destroyed by the war and rebuilt during the fascist time, Gorizia offers its castle as its greatest attraction. You’ll have the chance to taste its typical products and the wines of Collio. Cividale, once Forum Julii, the place where the name Friuli Venezia Giulia was born, is perched on the banks of the Natisone river. Enriched and marked by the passage of the Lombards and the Franks, it represents one of the most beautiful hamlets of the region.

UDINE AND ITS TREASURES
A CITY OF ANCIENT LEGENDS, HISTORICAL EVIDENCES AND NATURAL HERITAGE

The legend tells that the hill on which Trieste rose, was created by the will of Attila, who ordered its soldiers to transport soil inside their helmets in order to create an upland from which to observe Aquileia in flames. Udine preserves its ancient energy and boasts monuments, squares and palaces with different artistic styles, as well as many natural protected areas – the snow-capped peaks of the Prealps and of the Julian Alps, and even the sea, since its territory extends to the well-known beach of Lignano Sabbiadoro. Your tour around this town will lead you to Piazza della Libertà, in perfect and fascinating Venetian style, defined as the “most beautiful venetian square of the mainland”. You’ll visit the Loggia del Lionello in San Giacomo Square and, not to forget, the museums and the shopping Mercatovecchio street.

OVERNIGHT STAYS IN HOTEL AND IN THE CASTLE
FOR AN ALL-INCLUSIVE EXPERIENCE

The accommodation selected for you will increase your interest in the Friuli adventure. You’ll stay in a 4-star hotel with all the comforts and you’ll spend a night in the Spessa Castle, in the north of Gorizia, for a truly authentic experience.

Note: The tour can be customized based on your needs and all the services are subject to availability at the moment of booking. The rate are estimated and must be confirmed at the moment of booking.

What's included or excluded from the Tour?

Included in the price

  • TRADITIONAL STAY ACCOMMODATION – high-level accommodations bb treatment
  • GUIDED TOURS with FVG card for the provided tours
  • TASTINGS
  • 2 DINNERS AT THE RESTAURANT
  • ASSISTANCE 24/7
  • VAT
  • ITINERARY PLANNING

Excluded from the price

  • FLIGHTS
  • ENTRANCE FEES FOR MONUMENTS/MUSEUM
  • TOURIST TAX
  • CAR TAX RETURN IF REQUIRED

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Friuli Venezia Giulia, Hamlets and CastlesHamlets and castles of Friuli Venezia Giulia
Duration - 4 days
Advised period - April - September
The tour starts from - Trieste
The tour ends in - Udine
Num. of travelers - Min. Flexible
Estimated price (per person) - € 640
The price is based on 2 people
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