Italy is renowned the world over for its delicious cuisine; pasta, pizza and gelato are popular dishes in many countries around the globe and the Italian way of eating big, slow dinners with family is widely admired.
The Mediterranean lifestyle focuses on slow and easy living, taking time to appreciate the little things in life, like a tasty cheese, the perfect loaf of fresh ciabatta or a particularly flavoursome olive, all to be enjoyed with a glass of fruity wine.
A perfect example of the Italian way of life can be seen in Friuli Venezia Giulia, this beautiful region in the North-east of Italy benefits from a wonderful, mild Mediterranean climate, due in part to its proximity to the magnificent Alps. The weather in Friuli Venezia Giulia makes for a bountiful region whose fresh produce is unrivalled, plus it is a celebrated for its fine wines.
Local wines Schioppettino and Friulano are not widely available outside the region and are well worth a taste when you visit. So if you're a lover of beautiful scenery, delicious food and good wine then Friuli Venezia Giulia could be just the place for your next holiday!