A countryside holiday in an unspoiled corner of the world is refreshing after the stress of daily life. Friuli Venezia Giulia, at Italy's Northeast corner, with its cultural wealth, is a perfect getaway for anyone who would like to enjoy a holiday that takes one back in time.
This region, with its awe-inspiring backdrop of snow-capped Alps, is surrounded by Austria, Slovenia and the Vento Region. A visit to Friuli Venezia Giulia takes one back in time to the Bronze Age, the reign of the Caesars, and the Cold War. The many fortifications and historical monuments that dot this region take one back in time, far away from the monotony of modern life.
Stop off at Trieste for a glimpse into the metamorphosis of culture over time. The Piazza Unita d'Italia is well worth a visit, and so is the Castello di Miramare. On a visit to Udine, be sure to visit the famous city square and the Torre dell'Orologio. If you would like to explore historical ruins, be sure to visit the Aquileia, which is a remain of an ancient Roman stronghold.
A visit to this region during the months of February, August or September will give you a chance to join with the locals in their regional festivals, that are celebrated with much pomp and splendour. Of course, do not miss out on the great food and wine of this region. The wines of Friuli Venezia Giulia have received much international acclaim, and what better place to enjoy some of the finest samples than in this famed region itself!