Drink Italia: white wines of Friuli

Vineyards in Friuli

This far northeastern region of Italy produces white wines of such diversity and finesse that its present-day reputation is beyond compare. Our experts have found six fine examples Home to some of Italy’s most accomplished and adventurous white wines, Friuli-Venezia Giulia has embraced many cultural influences through the centuries, including periods as a major trading […]

Friuli travel guide

Piazza della Liberta, Udine, Italy

The long-titled but little-visited region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia plenty to offer Italy fans who’ve seen many the country’s most famous sights and are seeking somewhere wonderful off the main tourist trail… By Christine Smallwood. Photos by iStock   The cities of Trieste and Udine are on the radar of some people – the former is […]

10 reasons why you need to visit Friuli-Venezia Giulia

Collio zone Friuli-Venezia-Giulia

The region’s name is a mouthful, and it’s often omitted from tourist itineraries, but Christine Smallwood reveals why Friuli-Venezia Giulia should be the next stop on your Italian itinerary… Photos by Christine Smallwood unless otherwise stated 1. Trieste Trieste is the elegant capital of the region, yet is curiously less visited by foreigners than it […]

Homes in Friuli-Venezia Giulia

Italy’s ‘secret’ northeast corner is an exotic wonderland where three great cultures converge. Golden beaches, inspiring mountains and truly delightful towns complete the enchantment. Property prices are a bargain, says Fleur Kinson   Even as a well-travelled Italophile, you’d be forgiven for having only a hazy awareness of Friuli-Venezia Giulia. Or for never having heard […]

Monte Lussari

A place of religious pilgrimage and a popular skiing destination, the beautiful Monte Lussari is in the unusual position of having a triple border – shared between Italy, Austria and Slovenia… Nestled high in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of Italy, Monte Lussari’s snow-capped buildings resemble the frosted scene inside a snow globe. As well as […]

Pictures of Italy: The Dolomites

The Dolomites, situated in northeastern Italy, offer a wide range of exciting activities and breathtaking views… Spreading across the understated region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia you?ll find some of the most inspiring mountainous landscapes in the world, comprising a total of 18 peaks which rise to above 3,000m and cover almost 150,000 hectares. The varying formations […]