11 days in Friuli Venezia Giulia Itinerary

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— 3 nights
Cividale del Friuli
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
Lignano Sabbiadoro
— 2 nights


Trieste — 3 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

Trieste is a charming old town with a quiet atmosphere often compared to eastern European cities.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Trieste: Cemetery To The Unknown Soldier (in Aquileia) and St. Euphemia's Basilica (in Grado). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia, explore the activities along Trieste Gulf, explore the historical opulence of Miramare Castle-Historical Museum, and explore the world behind art at City Museum Revoltella.

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London, UK to Trieste is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in May; daily highs in Trieste reach 25°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cividale del Friuli.
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Cividale del Friuli — 3 nights

Founded by Julius Caesar, Cividale del Friuli occupies a site probably inhabited since Paleolithic times.
Get out of town with these interesting Cividale del Friuli side-trips: Military Memorial Redipuglia (in Fogliano Redipuglia), Spilimbergo (Mosaic School of Friuli & Spilimbergo Castle) and Zoff Farm (in Cormons). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Cividale del Friuli - UNESCO World Heritage Centre, make a trip to Liberty Square, take in the views from Devil's Bridge, and appreciate the history behind Loggia of San Giovanni.

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Traveling by car from Trieste to Cividale del Friuli takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tarvisio.
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Tarvisio — 2 nights

Locals like to say Tarvisio is a modern town with an ancient soul, an understandable statement about a place with a history that goes all the way back to the early Roman times.
On the 15th (Mon), browse the exhibits of Parco Tematico della Grande Guerra Abschnitt-Saisera, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lussari, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Egidio Abate, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa della Beata Vergine di Loreto. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Fusine Lakes, relax in the rural setting at Azienda Agricola Luigi Faleschini, and then appreciate the history behind Pieve di Santa Maria Maggiore.

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Traveling by car from Cividale del Friuli to Tarvisio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May in Tarvisio, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Lignano Sabbiadoro.
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Lignano Sabbiadoro — 2 nights

With a golden sand beach that stretches for almost 8 km (5 mi), Lignano Sabbiadoro represents one of the country's finest seaside resorts.
On the 17th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Santa Maria dei Battuti, see the interesting displays at Villa Manin, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and finally get outside with Doggy Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): stroll around Parco dei Molini di Pasiano, then walk around Villa Varda, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Corso Vittorio Emanuele II (Contrada Maggiore) - Urbs Picta, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Benedictine Abbey of Santa Maria in Sylvis.

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Traveling by car from Tarvisio to Lignano Sabbiadoro takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can fly back home.
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Friuli Venezia Giulia travel guide

Landmarks · Castles · Churches
One of five autonomous regions of Italy, Friuli Venezia Giulia is one of the country's easiest areas to tour, as it is on most of the major routes between the east and west sections of southern Europe. This region has its own distinct history, traditions, identity, and language. The majority of the inhabitants speak Friulian, as well as fluent Italian. Friuli Venezia Giulia overlooks the Adriatic Sea and is bordered by high mountains and dotted with lakes, valleys, and natural preserves, making it an ideal vacation spot for outdoor lovers. Explore the long coastline's secluded lagoons, sandy beaches, and seaside resorts on your trip.