Excursions and attractions in FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA close to GRADO GORIZIA, ITALY Palazzolo dello stella Lignano Sabbiadoro Bibione: 'SPIAGGIA DI BIANCO D'ORIO' 'BASILICA DI SANTA MARIA ASSUNTA' 'TERME DI CAORLE' 'SPIAGGIA DI CAORLE' 'CASA CAVAZZINI' 'IN BICI TRA SPIAGGE E PINETE' 'VIA DEL MARE: CAORLE PORTOGRAURO BIBIONE' 'CANOVELLA DEGLI ZOPPOLI' 'TERME DI BIBIONE' 'CAORLE' 'CONCORDIA SAGITTARIA' 'LIGNANO SABBIADORO' 'ERACLEA MARE' 'PORTOGRUARO TERME' 'CASTELLO DI UDINE' 'UDINE' 'MUSEI CIVICI DI STORIA E ARTE' 'LAGUNA DI MARANO' 'BAIA DI SISTIANA' 'BIBIONE' 'SPIAGGIA DI SAN MICHELE AL TAGLIAMENTO' 'GRADO' 'RISERVA NATURALE DELLA VALLE CANAL NOVO' 'SPIAGGIA DI LIGNANO SABBIADORO' 'LIGNANO PINETA' 'VALVASONE'
This region is situated in the north-east of Italy and borders Slovenia and Austria. Friuli Venezia Giulia overlooks the Adriatic Sea and is surrounded by high mountains, enclosing many different landscapes. The impressive Carso plateau is formed by windswept rocks, and soil erosion created a series of caves, hollows and 'resurgences'. The sceneries of the mountains are spectacular as well, in the Eastern Dolomines, the Carnia and the Julian Alps, among lakes, valleys and protected areas. From its boundary with Veneto up to Monfalcone, the coast is trimmed with lagoons and has long sandy beaches, with several tourist resorts like famous Lignano Sabbiadoro; from Monfalcone to Trieste the coast is rocky. The great variety of landscapes matches a rich and variegated cultural heritage that was determined by a complex history and by the confluence of different civilizations in this territory. For this reason, Friuli Venezia Giulia looks like a small universe with many different traditions: it is the 'land of contrasts'. The provinces of the region are: Trieste (regional capital), Gorizia, Pordenone, Udine.