20 days in Friuli Venezia Giulia Itinerary

20 days in Friuli Venezia Giulia Itinerary

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Predil Lake and Alpe Adria Cycle Path. Museum-lovers will appreciate Raibl International Geomineral Park and Carnic Museum of Popular Arts Michele Gortani. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tarvisio: Sanctuary of Mount Lussari (in Camporosso in Valcanale), Cavita 20 - Fontanon di Goriuda (in Chiusaforte) and Cavazzo Lake (in Cavazzo Carnico). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Orrido dello Slizza, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa dei Santi Giacomo e Filippo, and look for all kinds of wild species at Foresta Millenaria di Tarvisio.

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Genoa to Tarvisio is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Genoa in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Tarvisio, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sappada.
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Sappada — 4 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.
Get in touch with nature at Calvi Mountain Hut and Passo Del Mulo from Olbe Lakes. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Sappada and Pesariis. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sappada: Basilica Paleocristiana ed Altomedievale di Villa Santina (in Villa Santina), Tolmezzo (The Village of Illegio & House of Illegio Exhibitions) and The Carnia Area Museum in the Great War 1915-1918 (in Timau). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Sauris Lake, wander the streets of Borgata Cima Sappada, get in on the family fun at Dolomiti Adventure Park, and identify plant and animal life at Sorgenti del Piave.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sappada travel route planning app.

Drive from Tarvisio to Sappada in 2.5 hours. August in Sappada sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (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.
Take a break from the city and head to Cave of Pradis and Sources of the Gorgazzo. Visit Cathedral of Santa Maria Maggiore and Spilimbergo Castle for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Path of the Dint from Lake Barcis (in Barcis), Spilimbergo (Mosaic School of Friuli & Corso Roma, le Torri, i Portici, i Palazzi) and Museum of Manufacturing Art (in Maniago). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Benedictine Abbey of Santa Maria in Sylvis, make a trip to St Mark'S Bell Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Co-Cathedral of San Marco, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Corso Vittorio Emanuele II (Contrada Maggiore) - Urbs Picta.

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Getting from Sappada to Pordenone by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Trieste.
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Trieste — 7 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

Trieste is a charming old town with a quiet atmosphere often compared to eastern European cities.
Get in touch with nature at Vicentina road and Cave of the Towers of Slivia. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Stock Exchange and Greek Orthodox Church Saint Nicholas . You'll find plenty of places to visit near Trieste: Lignano Sabbiadoro (Doggy Beach, The Red Lighthouse, &more), Hemingway Park (in Lignano Pineta) and Riserva Naturale Valle Cavanata (in Fossalon). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Civic Museum of Natural History of Trieste, go for a walk through Nazario Sauro Waterfront, learn about all things military at Civic Museum of the War for Peace Diego de Henriquez, and trek along Val Rosandra Nature Reserve.

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Getting from Pordenone to Trieste by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August in Trieste, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to National Archaeological Museum of Aquileia and Basilica of Santa Maria delle Grazie. Museum-lovers will appreciate Cathedral of Santa Maria Annunziata and National Archeologic Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Cividale del Friuli side-trips: Venzone (The Baptistery of Grado & Cathedral of Saint Andrea), Gemona del Friuli Cathedral (in Gemona del Friuli) and San Daniele del Friuli (Church of Saint Antonio Abate & Adelia Di Fant). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Sanctuary of Barbana Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin of Castelmonte, tour the pleasant surroundings at Grotta di San Giovanni d'Antro, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Saint Elia Hill.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cividale del Friuli trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Trieste to Cividale del Friuli takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to fly 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.