Cheap flights to Friuli Venezia Giulia

The Friuli Venezia Giulia is one of the 20 regions of Italy. It is found in Italy's northeast side, sharing borders with Slovenia and Austria, while overlooking the Adriatic Sea. The region is surrounded by high mountains, and is enclosing a great variety of landscapes. The capital of the region is Trieste, and has an area of 7,858 kilometres. 1.2 million inhabitants fill the lands of various terrains, while the region's GDP stands at 36.2 billion in 2008. Moreover, the region encompasses the historical-geographical region of Friuli, and a small portion of the historical region of Venezia Giulia. The region is traversed by major transportation routes between the East and West of Southern Europe, an advantage that many other regions do not have. Furthermore, it is the fifth smallest region in the country, with a variety of climates encompassing its colourful landscapes.

What to see & do

Being the most northeastern region of Italy, Friuli Venezia Giulia covers an advantage and a disadvantage point for the country, serving as the primary defence and the primary gateway of Italy to the other European countries in the region. The small, culturally complex region is seldom visited, being too far away from Italy's Rome and even Florence. But then again, its beauty is just stunning that travellers get packing and flying to the destination neatly tucked in the northeast. Hop from Austria or Slovenia, or fly from any departure point to the local Ronchi dei Legionari Airport in Trieste, the international airport serving the region to see the sites and sights of this mini-region.

Trieste – a narrow strip of land southeast of the region, the capital of Friuli Venezia Giulia is an extraordinary destination for its historical treasures, artworks, and its middle-European character. Even writers such as Rilke, Joyce, and Svevo have been inspired by its beauty and stunning simplicity – so come and enjoy the wonders of Trieste. Visit the Val Rosandra Nature Resure, the Marine Reserve of Miramare, and the Falesie di Duino Nature Reserve, thereafter go to the city centre and enjoy the old city where the Arco Riccardo, the Roman Theatre, the Cathedral of San Giusto, and the Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia can be found. Food in the city is quite interesting too – due to the variations inspired by Austrian, Venetian, and Friulian cuisines.

Gorizia – Southeast of the region lies Gorizia, a pristine environment embracing diverse water and land forms. The coastline of the province is dominated by the wonderful Grado Lagoon, filled with golden beaches and charming canals that glide among islands and islets. The Karst Plateau can also be found here – the site of the first ferocious battles during the First World War Other sites to visit include Collio, the land of outstanding Friuli wines.

Pordedone – the province of Pordedone is located in the Western area of Friuli Venezia Giulia, bordering Veneto. It is situated between the Carnic Alps and the wide valley that is bounded by the Tagliamento and Livenza Rivers. Like many of the provinces in the region, Pordedone also offers a wide variety of landscapes and charming sceneries composed of valleys, hills, and flat lands, creating a nice terrain. From the province, travellers may visit the charming towns of Cordenons, San Quirino, Vivaro, and Zoppola, to learn about the local life in the province and the region as well. The Regional Park of the Friulian Dolomites can also be visited here, as well as the Parco Naturalistico di San Floriano, Gorgazzo River, River Livenza, and the prehistoric site of Palu della Santissima.

How to get around within Friuli Venezia Giulia

Like other regions, trains and buses regularly run from Rome and other cities to the Friuli Venezia Giulia region. Within the region, cars are the main mode of transportation while walking, and biking is also suggested if going around the city centres of Gorizia, Grado, or Lignano. If renting a car, make sure to pack a map or at least prepare a mobile device and set the GPS on for easier and faster driving.

How to get there

Ronchi dei Legionari Friuli Venezia Giulia Airport is the main regional and international airport serving Fruli Venezia Giulia. It is found some 20 kilometres away from Gorizia, 33 kilometres from Trieste, 40 kilometres from Udine, and 80 kilometres from Pordedone. The airport is served by low-cost airlines, and is connected to key cities within Italy and in other countries as well. Travellers can also fly to the Marco Polo International Airport in Venice or the Treviso Airport in Treviso for direct flights to the region, if coming from outside Italy.

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