Hiking where pleasure and active experiences unite
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The Friuli-Venezia Giulia region is divided into the four provinces of Udine, Gorizia, Trieste and Pordenone. It borders Austria to the north, Slovenia to the east and the Adriatic Sea to the south. Due to its easy accessibility, the area is a popular destination for active holidaymakers who like to enjoy themselves. The picturesque mountain landscape of the Dolomites and the Italian Alps, which take up more than 40 percent of the country’s area, as well as the flatter areas off the Adriatic Coast and the hill country near Cividale del Friuli offer wonderful tour options for the gentle sport of hiking. To compensate for this, in lively Trieste, the capital of Friuli, you will find numerous cultural sights such as the Piazza dell’Unità d’Italia or the Castello di Miramare. After a relaxed stroll through the city, do as the Italians do and enjoy a wonderful coffee or Aperitivo in one of the inviting cafes. Just let your mind wander, that’s particularly easy in beautiful Trieste.
The perfect Italianità on your plate
Italianità is described as the Italian way of life, right down to the nature and character of the people of Italy. People in Italy hold on to many traditions to this day, not only in everyday life and culturally, but also in culinary terms. In many traditional dishes, the past merges with the present and with every bite you can taste even more of the region’s treasures. The well-known specialties of the region such as the ham from San Daniele, the Montasio cheese from Belluno and Treviso or the sweet Gubana cake are just a few of the absolute classics of Friulian cuisine.
Then there are the regional delicacies such as the freshly caught fish in the places on the coast and the more substantial dishes with game and meat in the more northerly regions. If you round off these dishes with a good glass of red or white wine from Friuli-Venezia Giulia, you can find the perfect ‘Italianità’ on the plate. Winegrowing here is a real art. The famous grappa, a distillate made from the highest quality grape marc, is also from this region. In the past it was produced as a drink for poor people, today it is served in many places and internationally to mark the end of a delicious meal. Friuli-Venezia Giulia is a true paradise for gourmets and wine connoisseurs.
The most beautiful hiking tours in Friuli-Venezia Giulia
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Countless dreamy hiking moments to enjoy await you on a hike in beautiful Friuli-Venezia Giulia in north-eastern Italy. Here, embedded in the imposing mountain landscapes and hilly areas, you can explore the beauty of the untouched nature individually on foot at your own pace. Embark on a somewhat more demanding mountain hike during the Alpe-Adria Border Triangle Tour, 8 days. The route takes you from Austria to Italy and Slovenia over six daily stages. What is special about this trip on the Alpe-Adria-Trail? You will get to know the three countries from their most beautiful side, in terms of landscape, culture and cuisine. The unmistakable Italian attitude to life awaits you on our hiking holiday Alpe-Adria-Trail, 8 days. Over 110km of hiking you can find pure enjoyment in the wonderful region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia. The grand finale of this trip awaits you in Trieste – the Mediterranean port city and capital of the region. The warm rays of the sun are your faithful companions on the walking holiday Istria, 8 days. The starting point for unforgettable experiences is Trieste in Friuli-Venezia Giulia. Over six daily stages, the route leads via Koper and Piran to the port city of Porec in Croatia. You can end this hiking tour with a delicious traditional dinner.