5 days in Friuli Venezia Giulia Itinerary

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Grado — 1 night

Stretching over an island and peninsula in the Adriatic between Trieste and Venice, sunny Grado may seem like a typical seaside resort town.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at Saint Elia Hill, take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum of Aquileia, contemplate the long history of The Port on the Natissa - World Heritage Site, then admire the striking features of Casa Della Musica Grado, then delve into the distant past at The Archaeological Remains of the Basilica of the Court, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Maria delle Grazie. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Nazario Sauro Waterfront, enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Costa Azzurra, then enjoy the sand and surf at Piper Beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Sanctuary of Barbana Church.

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Rome to Grado is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rome in September, you will find days in Grado are little chillier (28°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Venzone.
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Venzone — 1 night

A jewel of culture and history in a wild mountain landscape, Venzone occupies a picturesque spot in a valley created by the Tagliamento River.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): explore the world behind art at House of Illegio Exhibitions, explore the activities along Cavazzo Lake, then identify plant and animal life at Casa delle Farfalle, and finally steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Saint Andrea.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Venzone trip builder app.

You can drive from Grado to Venzone in 1.5 hours. In September in Venzone, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can 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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take a stroll through Borgata Cima Sappada, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Regina Pacis di Sappada - Plodn, then admire the sheer force of Sappada Waterfalls, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Sappada. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): hike along Passo Del Mulo from Olbe Lakes, then trek along Calvi Mountain Hut, and then identify plant and animal life at Sorgenti del Piave.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sappada travel planner.

You can drive from Venzone to Sappada in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Sappada are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough 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.