13 days in Friuli Venezia Giulia Itinerary

Make it your trip
Fly to Trieste–Friuli Venezia Giulia Airport, Drive to Cividale del Friuli
Cividale del Friuli
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
Lignano Sabbiadoro
— 1 night
— 5 nights


Cividale del Friuli — 3 nights

Founded by Julius Caesar, Cividale del Friuli occupies a site probably inhabited since Paleolithic times.
Step off the beaten path and head to National Archaeological Museum of Aquileia and Cathedral of Santa Maria Annunziata. Popular historic sites such as Strassoldo di Sopra Castle and Sanctuary of the Blessed Virgin of Castelmonte are in your itinerary. Explore Cividale del Friuli's surroundings by going to Cerdevol Curnila (in Vito d'Asio), Gemona del Friuli Cathedral (in Gemona del Friuli) and Cathedral of Saint Andrea (in Venzone). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Church of Saint Antonio Abate, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Maria delle Grazie, shop like a local with Mosaic School of Friuli, and don't miss a visit to Chiesetta di Santa Maria dei Battuti.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Cividale del Friuli online journey planner.

Reno, USA to Cividale del Friuli is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Reno to Cividale del Friuli. When traveling from Reno in October, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Cividale del Friuli: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tarvisio.
Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Tarvisio — 2 nights

Locals like to say Tarvisio is a modern town with an ancient soul, an understandable statement about a place with a history that goes all the way back to the early Roman times.
On the 10th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Mulin dal Flec, o dal Ross, examine the collection at Carnic Museum of Popular Arts Michele Gortani, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Village of Illegio, then explore the world behind art at House of Illegio Exhibitions, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa Parrocchiale di San Floriano Martire. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Parco Tematico della Grande Guerra Abschnitt-Saisera, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanctuary of Mount Lussari, and then examine the collection at Raibl International Geomineral Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Tarvisio online trip maker.

Getting from Cividale del Friuli to Tarvisio by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Lignano Sabbiadoro.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
Side Trips
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Lignano Sabbiadoro — 1 night

With a golden sand beach that stretches for almost 8 km (5 mi), Lignano Sabbiadoro represents one of the country's finest seaside resorts.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): enjoy the sea views from The Red Lighthouse, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lignano Sabbiadoro Beach, then look for gifts at Lorenzonetto Cav. Guido Winery & SPARKLING WINES, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Hemingway Park.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Lignano Sabbiadoro road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Tarvisio to Lignano Sabbiadoro takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in October, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Trieste.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wineries
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Trieste — 5 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

Trieste is a charming old town with a quiet atmosphere often compared to eastern European cities.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Vicentina road and Civic Museum of Natural History of Trieste. Museum-lovers will appreciate Hydrodynamic Power Plant and Carlo Schmidl Theater Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Trieste side-trips: Aquileia (The Port on the Natissa - World Heritage Site & Cemetery To The Unknown Soldier) and Grado (Il Battistero di Grado, Nazario Sauro Waterfront, &more). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Old City, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Greek Orthodox Church Saint Nicholas , relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and see the interesting displays at Trieste Campo Marzio Railway Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Trieste day trip app.

You can drive from Lignano Sabbiadoro to Trieste in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Lignano Sabbiadoro in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Trieste, with lows of 55°F. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Tue) before leaving for home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks
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Friuli Venezia Giulia travel guide

Landmarks · Castles · Churches
One of five autonomous regions of Italy, Friuli Venezia Giulia is one of the country's easiest areas to tour, as it is on most of the major routes between the east and west sections of southern Europe. This region has its own distinct history, traditions, identity, and language. The majority of the inhabitants speak Friulian, as well as fluent Italian. Friuli Venezia Giulia overlooks the Adriatic Sea and is bordered by high mountains and dotted with lakes, valleys, and natural preserves, making it an ideal vacation spot for outdoor lovers. Explore the long coastline's secluded lagoons, sandy beaches, and seaside resorts on your trip.