“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.