Green hills , fine jewellery and the sea all set the Collio Gorizia region apart.
Gorizia, is elegant above all else, with a Medieval, Baroque and nineteenth-century centre, and it is also the border city where Slovenia and Italy merge. From its fascinating Medieval castle, you can enjoy the whole city, rich with charming parks, such as the Public Gardens.
Then there are Collio’s marvels: ancient castles, vineyards and cherry trees. Worth visiting are the fortified city at Palmanova (recently made a UNESCO World Heritage site), the treasures of Aquileia and the golden beaches of the lagoon at Grado, the most northerly of the Adriatic.
This destination has so much history to offer, with its symbolic sites of the Great War like Redipuglia, Oslavia and Monte Sabotino; along the Wine and Cherry Road, Central European menus accompanied by fine DOC wines; and still more opportunities to do some sport while immersed in nature, for example, at the Piuma-Isonzo Park, you can birdwatch or relax and have fun with the family, at Grado’s Thermal Waterpark.
Admire the evocative Gorizia Castle, with its breath-taking view over the town
Go winetasting in the DOC Collio vineyards
Plunge into the past in the archaeological area of Aquileia, a thriving city of the Roman Empire and UNESCO World Heritage site
Visit Palmanova, a fortress-city designed in Venetian military architecture with 3 impressive, monumental entrances
Take a boat trip on Grado’s lagoon
Have fun at the seaside on the Grado Pineta beach or at the Lido di Fido, geared up for our 4-legged friends
Discover the Baroque style of Gradisca d'Isonzo, amongst the most beautiful villages in Italy
Relax at Grado’s Thermal Waterpark, where you can feel good and have fun
Take a trip in a kayak on the Isonzo river to the island, Isola della Cona, one of Italy’s best birdwatching spots
Immerse yourself in nature at the karstic lakes at Doberdò and Pietrarossa nature reserve that goes by the same name.