This region is situated in Italy's northeast and borders Slovenia and Austria. Friuli Venezia Giulia overlooks the Adriatic Sea
and is surrounded by high mountains, enclosing many different landscapes. The impressive Carso plateau is formed by windswept
rocks, and soil erosion has created a series of caves, hollows and resurgences over time.
The mountain sceneries of the Eastern Dolomites are truly spectacular: the Carnia and the Julian Alps, in addition to the lakes,
valleys and protected areas. From its boundary with Veneto up to Monfalcone, the coast is trimmed with lagoons and has long sandy
beaches, with several tourist resorts like famous Lignano Sabbiadoro. The coast is rocky, rather, from Monfalcone to Trieste .
The great variety of landscapes matches the rich and variegated cultural heritage that was determined by a complex history and by
the confluence of different civilizations in this territory. For this reason, Friuli Venezia Giulia looks like a small universe
with many different traditions: it is the "land of contrasts".
The provinces of the region are: Trieste (regional capital), Gorizia, Pordenone, Udine.