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Cheap flights to Friuli Venezia Giulia

Friuli–Venezia Giulia is one of the 20 regions of Italy (the fifth smallest), and one of five autonomous regions with special statute. Its capital is Trieste. It is the most north-eastern region in Italy. Approximately 1.2 million people reside in Friuli–Venezia Giulia, which has a total land area of 7,858 km², encompassing the historical-geographical region of Friuli and a small portion of the historical region of Venezia Giulia (known in English also as Julian March). The region is a natural opening to the sea for several Central European countries, and is navigated by major transport routes between the east and west parts of Southern Europe. It is divided into four provinces: Gorizia, Pordenone, Trieste, and Udine.

 

What to see & do

The Friuli–Venezia Giulia tourism industry is developing, mostly due to the combination of scenic spots in the sea (e.g. Lignano, Grado, Monfalcone, and Trieste beaches), mountains (e.g. ski resorts in the Friulan Dolomites, the Carnic Prealps and Alps, and the Julian Alps), and gastronomy routes. Visit the region’s Adriatic sea resorts such as Lignano Sabbiadoro, Grado, Marina Iulia di Monfalcone, and Riviera di Barcolan; alpine ski resorts in Ampezzo, Chiusaforte-Sella Nevea, Claut, Forni di Sopra, Forni Avoltri, Malborghetto-Valbruna, Piancavallo, Pontebba-Passo Pramollo, Ravasletto-Zoncolan, Sauris, Tarvisio, Verzegnis-Sella Chianzutan; explore the Cansiglio and Tarvisio forests; wander around the Dolomiti Friulane and Prealpi Giulie regional parks; see the beautiful alpine lakes of Vajont, Barcis, Tramonti, Cornino, Verzegnis, Cavazzo, Doberdo, Fusine, Predil; discover the historical castles of the region, including Miramare, Duino, and Gorizia; and explore the caves of Sgonico Grotta Gigante, Villanova di Lusevera, and Pradis di Clauzetto. Some of the exciting activities that you can do here are mountain climbing, hiking, paragliding, hang-gliding, canyoning, rafting, horse riding, golfing, mountain biking and cycling, spelunking, swimming, sailing, surfing, wind-surfing, and kitesurfing. During winter, you can do off-track and cross-country skiing, ice-climbing freeride, snowboarding, and visiting snow parks, among others.

 

How to get around within Friuli—Venezia Giulia

Public transport in Friuli–Venezia Giulia consists of buses and boats, all the lines of which are used for both transport of people and goods. Transportation services are classified as extra-urban-zone, which is offered in 103 lines, and are different according to the period of the year. The routes Udine-Tarvisio and Gemona del Friuli-Tarvisio are open all-year long; urban-zone services are offered in 19 lines, on which run more than 75 buses (61 of them are CNG-methane fuelled, five go with a mixture of diesel fuel and electricity); boat services connect Lignano Sabbiadoro and Marano Lagunare during summer, while there are services connecting Lignano Sabbiadoro and Latisana during the weekly market-days; and extra services in the region include the ones connecting the mountains, and in particular, the villages of Ovaro, Paluzza, Arta Terme, Pontebba, Comeglians, Zuglio, Drenchia, Grimacco, and San Leonardo with the administrative centre.

 

How to get there

You can get into the region by plane through Ronchi dei Legionari Friuli Venezia Giulia Airport, which offers both regional and international flights. It is situated 20 kilometres away from Gorizia, 33 kilometres from Trieste, 40 kilometres from Udine, and 80 kilometres from Pordenone. There’s also the Venice Marco Polo Airport, an international airport located 4.3 nautical miles north of Venice, and the Treviso Airport, also an international airport, located 1.6 NM west-southwest of Treviso in the Provincia Treviso. Both airports offer low-cost flights. Airlines such as Alitalia, Lufthansa Regional, Meridiana, Ryanair, and Vueling fly to and from domestic and international destinations. Other ways to get in are by train (direct trains to Trieste) and by car (via motorways A4 Turin-Trieste, A23 Tarvisio-Udine-Palmanova, and A28 Portogruaro-Pordenone-Conegliano Veneto).

Flights to Friuli Venezia Giulia

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