9 days in Friuli Venezia Giulia Itinerary

9 days in Friuli Venezia Giulia Itinerary

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Casa delle Farfalle and Predil Lake. Step off the beaten path and head to Alpe Adria Cycle Path and Cavazzo Lake. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tarvisio: Palar Stream (in Trasaghis) and Cavita 20 - Fontanon di Goriuda (in Chiusaforte). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Orrido dello Slizza, take a peaceful walk through Foresta Millenaria di Tarvisio, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Raibl International Geomineral Park.

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Cagliari to Tarvisio is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cagliari in August: highs in Tarvisio hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sappada.
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Sappada — 2 nights

Apart from the beauty of its mountain landscapes, Sappada also boasts a particular rural architecture of wooden houses built using an ancient technique called "blockbau." Thanks to its location in the imposing Dolomites, the village serves as a popular tourist destination in both winter and summer months.
On the 22nd (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Pesariis, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Zahre Beer, then explore the activities along Sauris Lake, then take in the dramatic scenery at Sappada Waterfalls, and finally admire the striking features of Old Sappada. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): trek along Passo Del Mulo from Olbe Lakes, hike along Calvi Mountain Hut, then look for all kinds of wild species at Sorgenti del Piave, and finally take a stroll through Borgata Cima Sappada.

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You can drive from Tarvisio to Sappada in 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Sappada are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Polcenigo.
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Polcenigo — 2 nights

Polcenigo blends artistic, historical, and natural features in such a seamless fashion, many call it one of the most beautiful villages in all of Italy.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Sources of the Gorgazzo, then grab your bike and head to The San Floriano Park at Polcenigo, then make a trip to Corso Vittorio Emanuele II (Contrada Maggiore) - Urbs Picta, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Benedictine Abbey of Santa Maria in Sylvis. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at The Landslide of Mount Toc, get in on the family fun at Tree Village, then trek along Path of the Dint from Lake Barcis, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Diocesan Sanctuary of Madonna del Monte on the Costa di Aviano.

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Traveling by car from Sappada to Polcenigo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Polcenigo, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Lignano Sabbiadoro.
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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.
On the 26th (Fri), let little ones run wild at Hemingway Park, then head outdoors with Doggy Beach, then enjoy the sea views from The Red Lighthouse, and finally kick back and relax at Lignano Sabbiadoro Beach.

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Drive from Polcenigo to Lignano Sabbiadoro in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Lignano Sabbiadoro can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Trieste.
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Trieste — 1 night

Pearl of the Adriatic

Trieste is a charming old town with a quiet atmosphere often compared to eastern European cities.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): admire the verdant scenery at Val Rosandra Nature Reserve, then cruise along Vicentina road, then admire the striking features of Old Stock Exchange, and finally wander the streets of Old City.

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Traveling by car from Lignano Sabbiadoro to Trieste takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
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Friuli Venezia Giulia travel guide

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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.