Excursions and attractions in FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA close to UDINE Cividale del Friuli Majano Buia: 'VALVASONE' 'MUSEO ARCHEOLOGICO NAZIONALE' 'MUSEI CIVICI DI STORIA E ARTE' 'TRAMONTI DI SOTTO' 'CASTELLO DI UDINE' 'PARCO NATURALE REGIONALE DELLE PREALPI GIULIE' 'CIVIDALE DEL FRIULI' 'RISERVA NATURALE FOCI DELLO STELLA' 'RISERVA NATURALE DELLA VALLE CANAL NOVO' 'SAN DANIELE' 'CASTELLO DI GORIZIA' 'LAGUNA DI MARANO' 'BASILICA DI SANTA MARIA ASSUNTA' 'LIGNANO SABBIADORO' 'PARCO AVVENTURA SELLA NEVEA' 'LAGO DI REDONA' 'SELLA NEVEA' 'UDINE' 'BROVADA D.O.P.' 'GORIZIA' 'MAJANO' 'SPIAGGIA DI LIGNANO SABBIADORO' 'TOLMEZZO' 'SPIAGGIA DI SAN MICHELE AL TAGLIAMENTO' 'CASA CAVAZZINI' 'SPIAGGIA DI BIANCO D'ORIO' 'DUOMO DI SAN DANIELE DEL FRIULI' 'LIGNANO PINETA' 'VENZONE'
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.