Friuli, From Sea to Mountain
The official name of this province is Friuli-Venezia Giulia, an area which had its borders defined only in 1954, after a ten year diplomatic tussle with former Yugoslavia. Its political past tells tales from ancient Roman settlements up to trenches from the Second World War, its geological past goes back more than 300 million years and contains the most ancient sedimentary and fossil filled rocks not only in the entire alpine crown but in the entire Italian peninsula. The area is now a UNESCO world heritage site. All this is accompanied by historical wine cellars, museums and medieval towns and Michelin star restaurants, whose culinary traditions, as in the simple trattorias, proudly use locally harvested products. There are mighty castles that overlook softly rolling hillsides and high mountains criss-crossed by a maze of crystal clear rivers, with small, ancient, stone villages settled on their tops. During this unique tour you will be able to walk in one of the most uncontaminated territories of Italy. We will introduce you to the cultures, foods, wines and unspoiled nature of this marvelous, un-touristed region.