Friuli Venezia Giulia Travel GuideEdit This The best resource for sights, hotels, restaurants, bars, what to do and see
Friuli-Venezia Giulia is close to Venice, Austria, Slovenia and Croatia and, you can sense Venetian, Austrian and even Slavic influences. Trieste, the main tourist destination of the region, was Austrian for a long time (536 years) and Italy only incorporated it in 1918. Trieste was also the place where James Joyce taught his English Lessons, among others to Italian writer Italo Svevo (Ettore Schmidt).
Other interesting places to visit include Udine - it's not on most tourist itineraries in Italy, but it's a captivating town with graceful Renaissance architecture and many interesting works of roccoco pioneer Tiepolo. Udine also offers good onward railroad connections to Venice and Austria Austria.
The region has a number of good beach resorts as well. Grado and Lignano probably offer you best value for money of all Italian beach resorts on the Adriatic coast.