The Friuli Region is one of Italy's hidden gems. The region shares borders with the Veneto region, Austria and Slovenia and so its people, culture and architecture are an interesting mix of Italian style and vivacity with Germanic practicality and efficiency.
Spilimbergo • Udine • Gemona • Venzone • San Daniele • Redipuglia • Gorizia • Cividale del Friuli
Day 1 Fly to Friuli and meet your guide. Travel to Sesto al Reghena, a picturesque town famous for its 8th century abbey. Continue to the Benedictine Abbey of Saint Maria in Silvis. Then on to Spilimbergo to visit the cathedral, the castle, to admire the splendid frescoes of the Palazzo Fiorito and the famous 'School of Mosaics'.
Day 2 A morning guided walking tour of Udine, the main town of the Friuli Region, rich in attractive monuments in Romanic-Gothic and Venetian style. Continue to the Villa Manin, a grand 8th century building owned by the last Doge of Venice and where Napoleon once stayed. Next is Palmanova, a fortress town with a star shaped plan, built by the Venetians.
Day 3 Guided visits to Gemona and Venzone, completely rebuilt after the earthquake of 1976. Then continue to the city of San Daniele to visit one of the most important ham factories in the area. Afternoon guided tour of San Daniele, followed by a visit to Grave, a typical wine region.
Day 4 Departure for Redipuglia where, on the slopes of Sei Busi mountain, stands a memorial to the 100,000 Italian fallen of the First World War. Continue to Gorizia, where bitter mountain battles took place. Guided visit of the city and of the medieval castle. Afternoon visit to Cividale del Friuli, a town of Roman origin but with historical importance in the Longobard period. Guided walk in the historic centre and stop by the famous Bridge of the Devil on the Natisone river.
Day 5 Transfer to the airport for the return flight to the UK.
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Hotel Ramandolo, Udine
This family-run hotel provides a welcoming ambience just a short stroll from Udine's historic centre. Have a drink in the bar before visiting the restaurant, where you can try home-cooked regional dishes and choose from a wide range of great local wines. The modern, well-equipped rooms have parquet floors and private facilities.
• 3 star • 50 bedrooms
• Free Wi-Fi • Air-conditioning
Your tour includes:
• Flights between the UK and Friuli
• 4 nights half board in Udine with:
• Coach travel/excursions/admissions
as detailed in the itinerary
• English speaking guides
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