Gorizia Province

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Location of Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Area: 7,856 km²
Population: 1.2 million
Density: 154/km²
Capital: Trieste

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Provinces
Comunes
  • Gorizia
    • Capriva del Friuli
      Cormons
      Doberdò del Lago
      Dolegna del Collio
      Farra d'Isonzo
      Fogliano Redipuglia
      Gorizia
      Gradisca d'Isonzo
      Grado
      Mariano del Friuli
      Medea
      Monfalcone
      Moraro
      Mossa
      Romans d'Isonzo
      Ronchi dei Legionari
      Sagrado
      San Canzian d'Isonzo
      San Floriano del Collio
      San Lorenzo Isontino
      San Pier d'Isonzo
      Savogna d'Isonzo
      Staranzano
      Turriaco
      Villesse

  • Pordenone
    • Andreis
      Arba
      Arzene
      Aviano
      Azzano Decimo
      Barcis
      Brugnera
      Budoia
      Caneva
      Casarsa della Delizia
      Castelnovo del Friuli
      Cavasso Nuovo
      Chions
      Cimolais
      Claut
      Clauzetto
      Cordenons
      Cordovado
      Erto e Casso
      Fanna
      Fiume Veneto
      Fontanafredda
      Frisanco
      Maniago
      Meduno
      Montereale Valcellina
      Morsano al Tagliamento Pasiano di Pordenone
      Pinzano al Tagliamento
      Polcenigo
      Porcia
      Pordenone
      Prata di Pordenone
      Pravisdomini
      Roveredo in Piano
      Sacile
      San Giorgio della Richinvelda
      San Martino al Tagliamento
      San Quirino
      San Vito al Tagliamento
      Sequals
      Sesto al Reghena
      Spilimbergo
      Tramonti di Sopra
      Tramonti di Sotto
      Travesio
      Vajont
      Valvasone
      Vito d'Asio
      Vivaro
      Zoppola

  • Trieste
    • Duino-Aurisina
      Monrupino
      Muggia
      San Dorligo della Valle - Dolina
      Sgonico
      Trieste

  • Udine
    • Aiello del Friuli
      Amaro
      Ampezzo
      Aquileia
      Arta Terme
      Artegna
      Attimis
      Bagnaria Arsa
      Basiliano
      Bertiolo
      Bicinicco
      Bordano
      Buja
      Buttrio
      Camino al Tagliamento
      Campoformido
      Campolongo Tapogliano
      Carlino
      Cassacco
      Castions di Strada
      Cavazzo Carnico
      Cercivento
      Cervignano del Friuli
      Chiopris-Viscone
      Chiusaforte
      Cividale del Friuli
      Codroipo
      Colloredo di Monte Albano
      Comeglians
      Corno di Rosazzo
      Coseano
      Dignano
      Dogna
      Drenchia
      Enemonzo
      Faedis
      Fagagna
      Fiumicello
      Flaibano
      Forgaria nel Friuli
      Forni Avoltri
      Forni di Sopra
      Forni di Sotto
      Gemona del Friuli
      Gonars
      Grimacco
      Latisana
      Lauco
      Lestizza
      Lignano Sabbiadoro
      Ligosullo
      Lusevera
      Magnano in Riviera
      Majano
      Malborghetto Valbruna
      Manzano
      Marano Lagunare
      Martignacco
      Mereto di Tomba
      Moggio Udinese
      Moimacco
      Montenars
      Mortegliano
      Moruzzo
      Muzzana del Turgnano
      Nimis
      Osoppo
      Ovaro
      Pagnacco
      Palazzolo dello Stella
      Palmanova
      Paluzza
      Pasian di Prato
      Paularo
      Pavia di Udine
      Pocenia
      Pontebba
      Porpetto
      Povoletto
      Pozzuolo del Friuli
      Pradamano
      Prato Carnico
      Precenicco
      Premariacco
      Preone
      Prepotto
      Pulfero
      Ragogna
      Ravascletto
      Raveo
      Reana del Rojale
      Remanzacco
      Resia
      Resiutta
      Rigolato
      Rive D'Arcano
      Rivignano
      Ronchis
      Ruda
      San Daniele del Friuli
      San Giorgio di Nogaro
      San Giovanni al Natisone
      San Leonardo
      San Pietro al Natisone
      San Vito al Torre
      San Vito di Fagagna
      Santa Maria La Longa
      Sauris
      Savogna
      Sedegliano
      Socchieve
      Stregna
      Sutrio
      Taipana
      Talmassons
      Tarcento
      Tarvisio
      Tavagnacco
      Teor
      Terzo d'Aquileia
      Tolmezzo
      Torreano
      Torviscosa
      Trasaghis
      Treppo Carnico
      Treppo Grande
      Tricesimo
      Trivignano Udinese
      Udine
      Varmo
      Venzone
      Verzegnis
      Villa Santina
      Villa Vicentina
      Visco
      Zuglio

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Province of Gorizia, Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Castello di Gorizia - Photo: T137
Covering an area of only 466 sq.km the small province of Gorizia borders the province of Udine to the west, Slovenia to the north and east, a narrow strip of the province of Trieste to the the east. The remainder of the province borders the Adriatic sea where it has just under 50km of coastline.
Gorizia Province
Province of Gorizia, Friuli-Venezia Giulia

In the north it is fairly hilly and naturally terraced whereas most of the central parts of the province have a karst topography which is formed from soluble rocks including limestone, gypsum and dolomite. This type of terrain is characterised by caves, underground drainage systems and sinkholes. Visually it is rocky with pine forests and a vegetation consisting mainly of vibrant Mediterranean shrub.

The long stretch of Adriatic coastline in the province of Gorizia is completely dominated by the Grado Lagoon. This lagoon covers an area of around 90sq.km and has around 120 small islands all interconnected by canals. The beaches are golden and the whole area is a very popular international holiday destination.

Gorizia
This small town is the capital of the province of Gorizio and is situated on a plain at the foot of the Julian Alps which border Slovenia. Gorizia means 'little hill' and comes from the Slovene word 'gorica'. The town is completely sheltered from the north by mountains and unlike other towns in the area is also protected from the vicious Bora wind. Consequently it has its own microclimate and enjoys mild Mediterranean conditions throughout the year which makes it a popular resort.

The town and surrounding area is renowned for the production of the outstanding Collio Goriziano wine.


Gorizia old town - Photo: Viator Slovenicus
    The main sites include:

  • Castle of Gorizia - the sturdy Castle of Gorizia is built within irregular, medieval walls and was once the seat of the administrative and judiciary powers of the whole province. Built in the shape of pentagon the centre of the castle is the Corte dei Lanzi from where you can enter other parts of the structure. The 13th century Palazzetto dei Conti forms the western section and has Romanesque two-light windows. The 15th century eastern section is entered via the Palazzetto Veneto. On the second floor there is the Palatine Chapel and a musuem. There is a wonderful panoramic view of the town from the grounds of the castle.
  • Cathedral of Gorizia - the Cathedral of Gorizia was originally constructed in the 14th century but was almost completely destroyed during the First World War. It was rebuilt in the Baroque style and has splendid stucco decoration.

Gorizia has several interesting churches, the most important being St. Ignatius of Loyola which was built by the Jesuits between 1680 and 1725.

There are several palaces, including the 19th century Palazzo Attems Petzenstein, Palazzo Cobenzl which is a seat of the archbishops and the Palazzo Coronini which contains an art gallery.

As in most medieval Italian towns the maze of streets open out to many beautiful piazzas with cafes, bars and restaurants. Piazza della Vittoria, dominated by its fountain of Neptune, is more or less the centre of the town and is flanked by many elegant buildings. The Piazza Transalpina is divided by the international border between Italy and Slovenia.

Grado
Grado is on one of the small islands within the Grado Lagoon and is proudly nicknamed 'L'Isola del Sole' which means 'The Sunny Island'. Its clean water and unique lagoon landscape, along with a mild climate, make it a popular international holiday destination. The centre of the town is pedestrian only and has an endless array of shops, bars and restauratnts. Within the town and along the coast there are numerous high class hotels, health centres and spas offering special treatments.

The town has two cathedrals, the 'Basilica di Sant'Eufemia e Battistero' which has a 5th century octagonal babtistry and the 'Basilica di Santa Maria delle Grazie'.


Basilica di Sant'Eufemia - Photo: Samoana

Monfalcone
A major industrial centre with large manufacturing plants for ships, aeroplanes, chemicals, refined oil and textiles. Located strategically on the Gulf of Trieste it is a large trading port and the northernmost port in the Mediterranean.

The town has a cathedral, Sant'Abrogio, and a medieval castle sitting on a hillside above it.

Gradisca d'Isonzo
This ancient, fortified town has a 15th century Venetian castle, a cathedral and the pretty Santo Spirito church. Many of the ancient town walls are well preserved and the town centre is elegant with some architecturally interesting buildings.

Doberdò del Lago
Over 80% of the population in this small village are Slovenes and speak mainly Slovene mixed with a little Italian. The village was the scene of the fierce Battle of Doberdò during World War I and there is an Austro-Hungarian cemetery there as well as a chapel commemorating the victims.

Fogliano Redipuglia
Home to one of Italy's largest war memorials.


Santuario della Madonna di Barbana - Photo: F Giusto

The Sanctuary of Santa Maria di Barbana
Situated on one of the Grado Lagoon islands this sanctuary is an important religious destination.

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Friuli-Venezia Giulia Information
Location of Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Area: 7,856 km²
Population: 1.2 million
Density: 154/km²
Capital: Trieste

Find a hotel in Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Provinces
Comunes
  • Gorizia
    • Capriva del Friuli
      Cormons
      Doberdò del Lago
      Dolegna del Collio
      Farra d'Isonzo
      Fogliano Redipuglia
      Gorizia
      Gradisca d'Isonzo
      Grado
      Mariano del Friuli
      Medea
      Monfalcone
      Moraro
      Mossa
      Romans d'Isonzo
      Ronchi dei Legionari
      Sagrado
      San Canzian d'Isonzo
      San Floriano del Collio
      San Lorenzo Isontino
      San Pier d'Isonzo
      Savogna d'Isonzo
      Staranzano
      Turriaco
      Villesse

  • Pordenone
    • Andreis
      Arba
      Arzene
      Aviano
      Azzano Decimo
      Barcis
      Brugnera
      Budoia
      Caneva
      Casarsa della Delizia
      Castelnovo del Friuli
      Cavasso Nuovo
      Chions
      Cimolais
      Claut
      Clauzetto
      Cordenons
      Cordovado
      Erto e Casso
      Fanna
      Fiume Veneto
      Fontanafredda
      Frisanco
      Maniago
      Meduno
      Montereale Valcellina
      Morsano al Tagliamento Pasiano di Pordenone
      Pinzano al Tagliamento
      Polcenigo
      Porcia
      Pordenone
      Prata di Pordenone
      Pravisdomini
      Roveredo in Piano
      Sacile
      San Giorgio della Richinvelda
      San Martino al Tagliamento
      San Quirino
      San Vito al Tagliamento
      Sequals
      Sesto al Reghena
      Spilimbergo
      Tramonti di Sopra
      Tramonti di Sotto
      Travesio
      Vajont
      Valvasone
      Vito d'Asio
      Vivaro
      Zoppola

  • Trieste
    • Duino-Aurisina
      Monrupino
      Muggia
      San Dorligo della Valle - Dolina
      Sgonico
      Trieste

  • Udine
    • Aiello del Friuli
      Amaro
      Ampezzo
      Aquileia
      Arta Terme
      Artegna
      Attimis
      Bagnaria Arsa
      Basiliano
      Bertiolo
      Bicinicco
      Bordano
      Buja
      Buttrio
      Camino al Tagliamento
      Campoformido
      Campolongo Tapogliano
      Carlino
      Cassacco
      Castions di Strada
      Cavazzo Carnico
      Cercivento
      Cervignano del Friuli
      Chiopris-Viscone
      Chiusaforte
      Cividale del Friuli
      Codroipo
      Colloredo di Monte Albano
      Comeglians
      Corno di Rosazzo
      Coseano
      Dignano
      Dogna
      Drenchia
      Enemonzo
      Faedis
      Fagagna
      Fiumicello
      Flaibano
      Forgaria nel Friuli
      Forni Avoltri
      Forni di Sopra
      Forni di Sotto
      Gemona del Friuli
      Gonars
      Grimacco
      Latisana
      Lauco
      Lestizza
      Lignano Sabbiadoro
      Ligosullo
      Lusevera
      Magnano in Riviera
      Majano
      Malborghetto Valbruna
      Manzano
      Marano Lagunare
      Martignacco
      Mereto di Tomba
      Moggio Udinese
      Moimacco
      Montenars
      Mortegliano
      Moruzzo
      Muzzana del Turgnano
      Nimis
      Osoppo
      Ovaro
      Pagnacco
      Palazzolo dello Stella
      Palmanova
      Paluzza
      Pasian di Prato
      Paularo
      Pavia di Udine
      Pocenia
      Pontebba
      Porpetto
      Povoletto
      Pozzuolo del Friuli
      Pradamano
      Prato Carnico
      Precenicco
      Premariacco
      Preone
      Prepotto
      Pulfero
      Ragogna
      Ravascletto
      Raveo
      Reana del Rojale
      Remanzacco
      Resia
      Resiutta
      Rigolato
      Rive D'Arcano
      Rivignano
      Ronchis
      Ruda
      San Daniele del Friuli
      San Giorgio di Nogaro
      San Giovanni al Natisone
      San Leonardo
      San Pietro al Natisone
      San Vito al Torre
      San Vito di Fagagna
      Santa Maria La Longa
      Sauris
      Savogna
      Sedegliano
      Socchieve
      Stregna
      Sutrio
      Taipana
      Talmassons
      Tarcento
      Tarvisio
      Tavagnacco
      Teor
      Terzo d'Aquileia
      Tolmezzo
      Torreano
      Torviscosa
      Trasaghis
      Treppo Carnico
      Treppo Grande
      Tricesimo
      Trivignano Udinese
      Udine
      Varmo
      Venzone
      Verzegnis
      Villa Santina
      Villa Vicentina
      Visco
      Zuglio

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