Introducing Friuli Venezia Giulia
On the northeastern fringes of the Italian peninsula, Friuli Venezia Giulia is an assembly of starkly diverse landscapes, from its snow-covered Alpine peaks to the marshlands of the North Adriatic Sea. Once home to one of the largest cities of the Ancient World – Aquileia – the region is renowned for its artistic heritage dating from late Roman period and the early Middle Ages. Friuli’s modern cities offer the photographer some of Italy’s most beautiful and graceful urban scenes, especially in Udine and Pordenone, which ooze classic Italian charm. But this region is also where Italy meets Eastern Europe, and nowhere is this blend more fascinating than in Trieste, which often resembles more Vienna or Budapest than Rome or Florence. Gorizia, which shares a border with Slovenia, is another elegant city with an unmistakably Eastern European urban fabric.
List of photographs of Friuli Venezia Giulia available in my collection
Trieste (2014) – All major sites: squares of the historic centre, the Great Cafés, Opicina Tramway (functioning), Archeological area of Trieste Castle and Cathedral of Saint Giulio, Miramare Castle, street life, classic Trieste “buffets”.
Udine (2015) – All major sites within the historic centre, squares, street life.
Cities of Friuli (2015) – Sacile, Pordenone, San Vito al Tagliamento, San Giovanni di Casarsa, Sesto al Réghena, Aquileia, Grado, Palmanova, Spilimbergo, Cividale del Friuli (historic centre and UNESCO-listed sites), Gorizia.
Landscapes around Udine – Santo Stefano, Bicinicco, San Daniele del Friuli (Prosciutto factories), Martignacco, Fagagna, (2015)
Areas of the Julian Alps – Venzone, Gemona del Friuli, landscapes, (2015)
Events e festivals – La Barcolana Regatta (October 2014), ‘Aria di Festa’ – Festival in honour of Prosciutto di San Daniele (June 2015)
Photo Galleries of Friuli Venezia Giulia