The surroundings

Cividale
Former Forum Julii, was founded in 53 BC by Julius Caesar.
It still preserves its beautiful medieval structure. You should visit the beautiful Cathedral, the Lombard Temple, the Museum, the Devil's Bridge with its beautiful view on the Natisone.

Gorizia
It is an important central-European city in which there are still many Austro-Hungarian Empire buildings. You should visit the Castle, the Piazza Vittoria area, and take a look at the beautiful blue Isonzo river. Nearby there are also important memories of the First World War.

 


Cormons

It is located at the foot of the Collio hills and it was an important city of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. By visiting the old town you can enjoy its medieval structure. You should also visit the Quarin mountain (a celtic name), that is the beautiful hill above the old town. During the Austro-Hungarian domination it was acknowledged for the cultivation of cherries but now it is the most important wine producing centre of the Collio area.


Palmanova
The city was built by the Serene Republic of Venice as a defence against Turkish attacks and its plan is shaped as a nine-pointed star. It still looks now like a military fortress. We suggest to visit its beautiful square.