05.06.2013 - 30.08.2013
Piazza Unità d'Italia - Trieste
Where the Alps and the Adriatic meet, and where the Italian, Slavic and Germanic cultures fuse, Friuli Venezia Giulia offers a variety of events and experiences year-round.
In May, the Region kicked off the summer season with a number of ways for visitors to discover and explore its variety and versatility.
First off, Piancavallo, noted touristic locality in the Friulian Dolomites (Province of Pordenone), is made up of ski runs that during the warmer months transform into ideal mountain-biking trails, whether one has freeride, downhill or slopestyle in mind. And for the first time, beginning mountain-bikers can receive a complete touristic package that includes a skipass (essentially, a ski-lift ride to the summit) and gear and equipment adequate to one’s chosen course, in the area of Caprioli.
Trekking enthusiasts can take on five-day itineraries, making stops at the mountain refuges of Giaf, Flaiban-Pacherini, Pordenone and Padua, and passing through the marvelous, wide vallies of the Pramaggiore, Monfalconi, Spalti di Toro and Cridola Mountain Groups. The tours are entirely inside the Natural Park of the Friulian Dolomites, and create a circle uniting the four refuges, each of which can serve as a starting point.
Finally, from June 28th to August 30th, visitors can taste the gastronomic delicacies of the Region as they admire the seaside of the City of Trieste from a motorboat.
Each evening will feature a different chef from Friuli Venezia Giulia Via dei Sapori, the consortium composed of the Region’s best restaurants.