Art cities and archeological sites to visit in Friuli Venezia Giulia
From Trieste to Gorizia and Aquileia: a land rich of art and history between mountains and the Adria Sea.
The holiday resort Marina Julia Camping Village is the perfect starting point for those who want to spend an interesting trip day through the inland of Friuli Venezia Giulia and to find out its numerous art cities and its archeological sites.
Visit TriesteTrieste (30 Km far away) can be reached by going through the picturesque road along the coast that passes through the Duino Castle and above all the Miramare Castle with its magnificient park that it’s the location of the WWF Marine reserve, where it’s possible to make guided tours from May until September.
The Miramare Castle was built by the Archduke Massimiliano D’Asburgo in the period from 1856 to 1860.
The park houses countless esotic plants, which was brought to Trieste from the Archduke.
In Trieste it’s recommended a visit to San Giusto Castle and to the Cathedral with its majestic Gothic rose window.
Visit GoriziaIn Gorizia, just 20 kilometres away from the holiday resort Marina Julia Camping Village, you should visit the Castle and especially the Collio with its vineyards that produce well-known wines all over the world.
Visit AquileiaAquileia, just 20 kilometres away from the camping, is well-known for the Roman Museum, the Hole (Foro) and the Paleo- Christian Basilica with its renowned mosaics.
Founded by the Romans in 181 BC, it was the second most important city of the Empire thanks to its strategic position.
Palmanova, the fortified star-shaped city is distant just 30 kilometres from Marina Julia Camping Village.
Absolutely worth of a visit:
• The Monumental Doors- Porta Aquileia, Porta Cividale e Porta Udine -
• The Piazza d'Armi with its important palaces, in the centre of the city-fortress;
• The Civic History Museum that treasures weapons, relics and documents that illustrates the history of the city.