Have you ever heard of Italy’s Friuli Venezia Giulia region?
Tucked away in the north eastern part of Italy, near Slovenia and Austria, it is one of the hidden gems of Italy.
Rent a luxury car and get around the region. Enjoy an unforgettable tour that combines the best of Friuli Venezia Giulia – fantastic driving roads, breathtaking scenery and a taste of the best of food and wine.
A marvelous and Italy’s “off-the-beaten-path” region which surprises visitors with its small towns, ancient medieval villages and Roman cities. It is located in a naturalistic scenery of great charm, among the Carso Mountains and green hills, preeminent winegrowing district where Italy’s finest white wines are produced.
Let’s start from Trieste, Mitteleuropean city par excellence, meltingpot between the West and the Balkans, with its marvelous Square, the largest in Europe. and an exclusive view overlooking directly on the sea.
The city is considered an open-air movie set, where films are shot 365 days a year. Together with your private local guide, you will walk around the picturesque corners, discover magnificent palaces with characteristic districts that still preserve their ancient charm, stores set in narrow streets and high buildings that take us into the past. You can not miss a visit to the Castello Miramare overlooking the sea, where the presence of Princess Sissi having her morning stroll through the gardens still seems to be alive.
Trieste is a city with a unique mix of cultures and historical ages, the Romans were here and the theatre is a memory of their passage, testimony of the Middle Ages is the Cathedral of San Giusto dating back to 1300 and modern history during WWI, with the Victory Lighthouse in memory of those heroes who died at sea. Leaving the capital of the region you drive towards the largest Roman archaeological site in northern Italy: Aquileia where ancient streets tell you about a 2200 year old history, not by chance a UNESCO World Heritage Site together with Cividale del Friuli, the third stop of our itinerary. This ancient city, founded during the Roman Empire, is worth a visit and a culinary stop to taste its traditional cakes baked following ancient recipes.
Continue your self drive tour along roads with breathtaking sceneries, stop at medieval villages and castles and eventually reach Udine where your guide will surprise you with an original itinerary to discover the city.
Don’t forget that Friuli Venezia Giulia is also a region of food and wine tradition to be tasted, small and well kept restaurants, cheesemakers with the best malga cheeses, the excellence of Prosciutto San Daniele in its homonymous village and prestigious wineries.
Our road book will help you drive to the best places where you will always find a warm welcome and friendly atmosphere to taste all the specialties of the region.
You’ll love every aspect of Friuli Venezia Giulia, a unique region to visit and discover.
Contact us for a customized offer, accordingly with days at your disposal we will design an unforgettable itinerary exploring the best of Friuli Venezia Giulia driving a luxury car, sportscar or grand tourer of your choice.