The Fortress Town of Palmanova
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The Fortress Town of Palmanova

Perhaps many do not know that in the southeastern part of Friuli Venezia Giulia a few kilometers from Udine and Gorizia, there is an incredible town with a polygonal star-shaped fortress called Palmanova.  A real "star on earth" built by the Venetians with the probable intent ...

Palmanova, UD, Friuli Venezia Giulia
Summertime Fun at Predil Lake in the Julian Alps of Italy’s Friuli Region
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Summertime Fun at Predil Lake in the Julian Alps of Italy’s Friuli Region

This is almost definitely an area of Italy that not many tourists get around to seeing. Today, we're in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region (or "Friuli" for short) in northeastern Italy. This beautiful region that borders both Austria and Slovenia offers not only beach destinations along ...

Lago del Predil, Tarvisio, UD, Friuli-Venezia Giulia
A Guide to Friuli’s Churches
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A Guide to Friuli’s Churches

Visits to holy places and pilgrimages in the name of faith are perhaps the most ancestral forms of tourism known. Enriched by the spirit of devotion, the yearning for prayer and penance, churches, abbeys, hermitages, and sanctuaries have crossed the millennia with the same baggage ...

Prepotto, UD, Friuli Venezia Giulia