13 days in Friuli Venezia Giulia Itinerary

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Trieste — 5 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

Trieste is a charming old town with a quiet atmosphere often compared to eastern European cities.
Escape the urban bustle at Val Rosandra Nature Reserve and River Isonzo Mouth Reserve. Get some historical perspective at Monfalcone Great War Theme Park and Miramare Castle-Historical Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Trieste side-trips: Aquileia (Distilleria Aquileia, Cemetery To The Unknown Soldier, &more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Civic Museum Sartorio, get a new perspective on nature at Civic Museum of Natural History of Trieste, learn about all things military at Civic Museum of the War for Peace Diego de Henriquez, and head outdoors with Vicentina road.

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Rome to Trieste is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Trieste can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Pordenone.
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Pordenone — 3 nights

Called "The Painted City" because of its frescoed mansions in the old town, Pordenone is both a cultural destination and a modern urban center.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Corso Vittorio Emanuele II (Contrada Maggiore) - Urbs Picta and The San Floriano Park at Polcenigo. Step out of the city life by going to Boat Tours & Water Sports and Sources of the Gorgazzo. Explore Pordenone's surroundings by going to Museum of Manufacturing Art (in Maniago), Pitars (in San Martino al Tagliamento) and Spilimbergo (Spilimbergo Castle, Cathedral of Santa Maria Maggiore, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Benedictine Abbey of Santa Maria in Sylvis, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral of Sacile, steep yourself in history at Diocesan Sanctuary of Madonna del Monte on the Costa di Aviano, and don't miss a visit to St Mark'S Bell Tower.

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You can drive from Trieste to Pordenone in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Trieste in March, Pordenone is little chillier at night with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sappada.
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Sappada — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): admire the striking features of Old Sappada, admire the sheer force of Sappada Waterfalls, then take a stroll through Borgata Cima Sappada, then hit the slopes at Scuola Sci Sappada, and finally steep yourself in history at Chiesetta dell'Assunta.

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Drive from Pordenone to Sappada in 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Sappada are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) 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 some historical perspective at Sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin of Castelmonte and Coronini Cronberg Palace. Explore hidden gems such as Saint Elia Hill and Cathedral of Santa Maria Annunziata. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cividale del Friuli: National Archaeological Museum of Aquileia (in Aquileia), Great War Museum (in Gorizia) and Basilica of Santa Maria delle Grazie (in Grado). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Casa delle Farfalle, steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Saint Andrea, don't miss a visit to Grand Square of Palmanova - World Heritage Site, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Gemona del Friuli Cathedral.

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You can drive from Sappada to Cividale del Friuli in 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) 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.