Friuli, From Sea to Mountain

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.

$6300 - $6800 (6-8 members)

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Tour Overview

Day 1-4

We will meet in the city of Trieste. A lovely town known for its old World churches, picturesque piazzas, sumptuous palazzo-museums, classic Austrian coffeehouses and cozy seafood restaurants to create a distinctive Adriatic experience. Here we will spend our first night before heading into one of the most world famous white wine areas: The Collio region. Our next two days here will allow us to feast upon exquisite wines that are unique to this region, hike the surround vineyards and taste delicious local foods.

Day 5-8

At an elevation of 1,212 m, it is the highest municipality in the region and one of the German speaking areas in Northeast Italy. Sauris is part of the “Alpine pearls” cooperation for sustainable tourism. Here we will spend our next two night in breathtaking idyllic nature. Our exclusive hotel is nestled at 1400 m. amongst lush green alpine forests. From here we will be able to head out each day to fish the local rivers, hike the spectacular nature and relax in this unique area.

Day 8-10

Today we make our way to our last destination: the old town of Sappada. A territory suspended between the Alps and the Dolomites, a succession of severe peaks, century old forests, small villages, high altitude meadows and mountain pastures. There are many high altitude trails, which can easily be adapted to all levels of physical preparation, that offer breathtaking views and the opportunity to meet herds of chamois and ibexes that run free in this wild nature. Here we will also have to opportunity to dine in their local one star Michelin restaurant…a true delight!


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Dates and Prices


Trip Cost $6300 – $6800 (6-8 members)

Single supplement: $700

*Smaller groups and fewer days option are available upon request

Departures Summer: June, July

Autumn: September, October

Trip Payment Schedule At time of reservation: $500

60 days prior to departure: Balance

Cancellation  Fee Schedule Up to 91 days prior to departure: No charge!

61-90 days prior to departure: 25% of trip cost

46-60 days prior to departure: 50% of trip cost

45 days or less: 100% of trip cost

Trip Price Includes Expert leadership of a Journey Through Italy Trip Leader and local guides;

Accommodations in comfortable inns, hotels, homes, castles, mountain huts;

All meals included (breakfasts, picnic lunches and dinners);

Wine with meals;

All transportation during the tour (van, bus, boat, ferries, cable car or funicular);

All entry fees to: museums, historic sites and parks;

Trip Price Does Not Include  

Air and land transportation to and from the trip, and individual arrival or departure transfers;

Personal expenses, optional tipping or gratuities to leaders or staff;

Additional hotel nights that may be necessary due to airline schedule changes or other factors;

Travel insurance or passports;

Other expenses of a personal nature (alcoholic beverages and non outside of group meals, snacks, room service, laundry, etc.);

Clothing and Equipment You will receive a detailed list of suggestions for packing upon tour reservation.

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Clothing and Equipment

A detailed list will be supplied upon tour reservation

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