Travel tour in Italy Friuli
Your guide will be quick to point out Trieste's vibrant coffee culture; its Viennese-style coffee houses are packed with locals enjoying each other's company and the fantastic brew Trieste takes to heart. Savour a caffe nero before strolling the city streets with your guide. You can't miss the 2000-year-old Teatro Romano in the centre of the modern city. Outside Trieste, you may want to visit the romantic Miramare Castle, or the lovely Hapsburg-style towns of Collio and Cormons, where you can enjoy local Ribolla and Refosco wines.
Your guide can design a private Trieste tour that reflects your unique travel interests, whether they are culinary, historical, cultural - or all three!
we will transfer to the neighbouring region of Friuli where we will
stay in a winery estate for the next three nights. On the way we will
stop for lunch and visit the Unesco-heritage site of Aquileia, famous
for its Roman ruins and splendid medieval mosaics in the Basilica of the
Patriarchs, unique in their genre. Nearby Grado is an unexpected gem in
the scenic lagoon, the original settlement from which Venice was
founded. In the evening we will sit down to a classic home-style dinner
and dig into a selection of starters and main courses prepared according
to original recipes and accompanied by local wine.
A "holy" prosciutto and the noble white wines of Friuli
One of the most famous products of the Friuli region is the San Daniele prosciutto, similar yet quite different to Prosciutto di Parma. The town of San Daniele is the heartland of prosciutto production round here and we will visit a premium family-run producer to try some of this delicate ham and other local salumi specialties. In the afternoon we will visit winery in the scenic area of Colli Orientali which ranks as the best Sauvignon in the world according to world and French experts. The cultural side of the program is provided by a visit to the medieval Lombard town of Cividale del Friuli, soaking up the atmosphere of the narrow lanes and tasting some local specialties for dinner.
Trieste, a crossroads of culture, languages and flavors
Today we will discover magnificent Trieste with an expert local guide, learn all about its interesting history, the elegant cafes beloved by James Joyce and Frank Kafka where you will learn the secrets of ordering the 67 (yes, you read properly!) varieties and enjoy a tasting lunch to savour the cross-border delicacies of this remote, splendid corner of Italy projected towards Istria and Dalmatia. From the elegant, fairy-tale-looking Miramare castle created by the visionary Ferdinand Maximilian of Habsburg then ill-fated Emperor of Mexico, to WW2 and Jewish heritage sites including Risiera di San Sabba concentration camp, this day will grant plenty of interesting visits for the history fans. Late in the afternoon, visit to another premium winery and gourmet dinner.
From Friuli to Venice with a castle winery visit
After breakfast, we will transfer towards Venice and visit the castle and winery of Roncade, with wine tasting and light lunch. In the afternoon we will have time for fashion shopping in the outlet of S.Dona' di Piave or relax by the beach of Lido di Jesolo and Lio Piccolo on the spectacular lagoon. The journey will end at Venice airport or Piazzale Roma.
7-day cycling holidays in Slovenia with 6 days of cycling from Ljubljana to Trieste at the Adriatic Sea via beautiful Lake Bled and mysterious Friuli Venezia Giulia region.
In one week from Ljubljana to Trieste at the Adriatic Sea. Exploring around the western part of Slovenia and beautiful Friuli Venezia Giulia region by bike. Experiencing the breathtaking scenery of green alpine valleys, clear meandering rivers and majestic mountain peaks. A cycling tour - suitable for everyone - through the natural and historic attractions of the regions Gorenjska (Slo) and Friuli Venezia Giulia (I).
- Breathtaking scenery of the East and West side of Julian Alps.
- Enjoy picturesque Lake Bled.
- Discover beautiful Grado and Trieste cities at the Adriatic Sea.
- Stay in small, charming hotels.
- Cycling along Friuli Venezia Giulia region on the bike trail (abandoned railway lines).
- Sightseeing of Ljubljana – A lively and green capital city.
- Cycling trough alpine Radovna valley and beautiful Kranjska Gora town.