5 days in Friuli Venezia Giulia Itinerary

5 days in Friuli Venezia Giulia Itinerary

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Trieste — 1 night

Trieste is a charming old town with a quiet atmosphere often compared to eastern European cities.
On the 1st (Wed), don't miss a visit to Piazza dell'Unita d'Italia, then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Miramare - Museo Storico, and then admire the natural beauty at Parco di Miramare. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Civico Museo della Risiera di San Sabba and then take in the awesome beauty at Carso Triestino.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Trieste trip planning site.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Trieste. December in Trieste sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Monfalcone.
Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites
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Monfalcone — 1 night

Monfalcone is a town and comune of the province of Gorizia in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, northern Italy, located on the Gulf of Trieste. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): trek along Sentiero Rilke, then get a dose of the wild on Grotta Torri di Slivia - Tour, and then contemplate the long history of Castle of Duino.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Monfalcone holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Trieste to Monfalcone takes an hour. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Trieste in December since evenings lows in Monfalcone dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Staranzano.
Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites
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Staranzano — 1 night

Staranzano is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Gorizia in the Italian region Friuli-Venezia Giulia, located about 30km northwest of Trieste and about 15km southwest of Gorizia. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Colle Sant'Elia and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Military Memorial Redipuglia.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Staranzano day trip app.

Staranzano is just a short distance from Monfalcone. In December in Staranzano, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Udine.
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Udine — 1 night

Udine is a city and comune in northeastern Italy, in the middle of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region, between the Adriatic Sea and the Alps (Alpi Carniche). Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Loggia del Lionello, then make a trip to Piazza della Liberta, and then make a trip to Piazza San Giacomo.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Udine trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Staranzano to Udine by car takes about an hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.
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Friuli Venezia Giulia travel guide

Landmarks · Castles · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.

Province of Udine travel guide

Landmarks · History Museums · Bodies of Water
Udine is a city and comune in northeastern Italy, in the middle of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region, between the Adriatic Sea and the Alps (Alpi Carniche). Its population was 99,244 in 2016, 176,000 with the urban area.Names and etymologyUdine was first attested in medieval Latin records as Udene in 983 and as Utinum around the year 1000. The origin of the name Udine is unclear. It has been tentatively suggested that the name may be of pre-Roman origin, connected with the Indo-European root *odh- 'udder' used in a figurative sense to mean 'hill'. The Slovene name Videm (with final -m) is a hypercorrection of the local Slovene name Vidan (with final -n), based on settlements named Videm in Slovenia. The Slovene linguist Pavle Merkù characterized the Slovene form Videm as an "idiotic 19th-century hypercorrection."HistoryUdine is the historical capital of Friuli. The area has been inhabited since the Neolithic age, and was later, most likely, settled by Illyrians.Based on an old Hungarian legend, Attila (?–453), the leader of the Huns, built a hill there, when besieging Aquileia, because he needed a winter quarters billet: he instructed his soldiers to bring soil in their helmet and shield, because the landscape was too flat, without any hill. He established the town there, and built a square-shape tower.