12 days in Friuli Venezia Giulia Itinerary

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Lignano Sabbiadoro
— 1 day
— 4 nights
— 2 nights
Gemona del Friuli
— 3 nights
— 2 nights


Lignano Sabbiadoro — 1 day

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 14th (Mon), get outside with Doggy Beach, enjoy the sea views from The Red Lighthouse, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Santa Maria del Mare, and finally let little ones run wild at Hemingway Park.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Lignano Sabbiadoro sightseeing website.

Florence to Lignano Sabbiadoro is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Lignano Sabbiadoro are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Trieste.
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Trieste — 4 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

Trieste is a charming old town with a quiet atmosphere often compared to eastern European cities.
Get outdoors at Vicentina road and Val Rosandra Nature Reserve. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at River Isonzo Mouth Reserve and Sanctuary of Barbana Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Trieste: Grado (Nazario Sauro Waterfront, Basilica of Santa Maria delle Grazie, &more), Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Marano Lagunare) and Grand Square of Palmanova - World Heritage Site (in Palmanova). There's lots more to do: visit Old City, see the interesting displays at Museum of Antiquities "J.J. Winckelmann ", take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum of Aquileia, and enjoy breathtaking views from Bell Tower of Aquileia.

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Traveling by car from Lignano Sabbiadoro to Trieste takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Trieste, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) 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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Cavita 20 - Fontanon di Goriuda, contemplate the waterfront views at Predil Lake, and then identify plant and animal life at Raibl International Geomineral Park. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Orrido dello Slizza and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Alpe Adria Cycle Path.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Tarvisio trip planner.

You can drive from Trieste to Tarvisio in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Gemona del Friuli.
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Gemona del Friuli — 3 nights

Gemona del Friuli is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Udine in the Italian region Friuli-Venezia Giulia, located about 90km northwest of Trieste and about 25km northwest of Udine.The municipality of Gemona del Friuli contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Campagnola, Campolessi, Maniaglia, Ospedaletto, Godo, Centro Storico, Stalis, Taviele and Taboga.Gemona del Friuli borders the following municipalities: Artegna, Bordano, Buja, Lusevera, Montenars, Osoppo, Trasaghis and Venzone.HistoryEvidence of human occupation in Gemona goes back to prehistoric times. Escape the urban bustle at Casa delle Farfalle and Path of the Dint from Lake Barcis. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cave of Pradis and Caves Of Villanova. Venture out of the city with trips to Pordenone (St Mark'S Bell Tower & Cathedral Co-Cathedral of San Marco) and Sources of the Gorgazzo (in Polcenigo). There's still lots to do: make a trip to The Medieval Walls of Venzone, pause for some serene contemplation at Gemona del Friuli Cathedral, admire the sheer force of Palar Stream, and explore the activities along Cavazzo Lake.

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You can drive from Tarvisio to Gemona del Friuli in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sappada.
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Sappada — 2 nights

Apart from the beauty of its mountain landscapes, Sappada also boasts a particular rural architecture of wooden houses built using an ancient technique called "blockbau." Thanks to its location in the imposing Dolomites, the village serves as a popular tourist destination in both winter and summer months.
On the 24th (Thu), make a trip to Segheria Cottrer (Cottrar Soge), then visit Borgata Cima Sappada, then take in the dramatic scenery at Sappada Waterfalls, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Sappada. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Sorgenti del Piave, then hike along Calvi Mountain Hut, and then trek along Passo Del Mulo from Olbe Lakes.

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Drive from Gemona del Friuli to Sappada in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.
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Friuli Venezia Giulia travel guide

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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.