Secret Italy - Trieste & Udine
Departing by Air
Duration 6 Days
Available Until September 2021

Few places in Italy remain undiscovered, but the tiny region of Friuli Venezia Giulia – known simply as Friuli – is a treasure trove of historic and artistic gems. You may find your first visit surprising, as there’s so much to explore and it’s so easy to fall under the spell of this unspoilt landscape.

Tucked away in the northeast at Italy’s borders with Austria and Slovenia, Friuli boasts enchanting scenery of staggering contrasts. The snow-capped Dolomites and Julian Alps dominate the north, while fertile plains and manicured vineyards sweep across the centre and south in emerald waves to meet the rugged Adriatic coast.

The base for our engaging tour is Udine, an affluent provincial city whose grand historic centre features Roman columns, Grecian statues and Venetian archways. We discover the legacies of Caesar, Charlemagne and the dukes of Lombard in the charming towns of Cividale and Aquileia, and admire Trieste’s splendid Habsburg heritage, art and architecture. We enjoy a coastal drive to Miramare, where we visit the magnificent castle built for Austrian Archduke Maximilian.

Price Includes

  • Return flights from a selection of regional airports, with hotel transfers
  • Five nights in four-star accommodation with breakfast
  •  Enjoy a guided tour of Trieste, Europe’s largest seafront square
  • See the remains of Aquileia, an ancient Roman megacity
  • Take a guided tour of the Aquileia’s UNESCO-listed basilica
  • Discover Udine, a hidden Venetian gem with grand architecture
  • Visit Miramare, Archduke Maximillian’s castle and botanical park
  • Tour the prestigious Mosaic School of Friuli to admire this intricate art
  • Visit a traditional producer to see how San Daniele’s delicious prosciutto is cured
  • Sample the Collio region’s white wines on a visit to a renowned producer
  • Visit the Lombard Temple of Cividale, an 8th-century church with art from the Middle Ages
  • Explore fascinating Gorizia, a city once divided between Italy and Yugoslavia
  • The services of our experienced and insightful tour manager

Subject to availability. Single supplements apply.

For more information or to book, please call 01283 742300 or click here.


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