Un’interessante articolo scritto da John Brunton per il giornale “The Guardian” che titola così: Friuli, Italy, guide: what to see plus the best bars, hotels and restaurants. Nell’articolo viene presentata la regione, le sue caratteristiche e alcune località che il giornalista invita a visitare. Non mancano alcune proposte per soggironare e per degustare dei buoni piatti accompagnati da del buon vino.
Just as Friuli is very different from the rest of Italy, its capital, Trieste, is unlike other Italian cities – more Mitteleuropa Vienna than Venice. Over the past few years, it has been transformed from a gritty frontier crossing point to a vibrant multicultural hub. Let the monumental grandeur of Piazza Unità d’Italia impress you, but then fall under Trieste’s more subtle charms: antique stores in the narrow lanes of the ancient Jewish ghetto, a promenade down the lungomare (seafront), or just a seat at one of the waterside cafes that line the Canal Grande for an sundowner aperitivo.
The Adriatic coastline stretches north and west of the city encompassing the family-oriented beach resorts of Grado and Lignano. But the main attraction is the awesome natural beauty of immense lagoons that hug the coastline. Visitors should explore the waterside walking and bike tracks of Valle Cavanata, by Grado’s lagoon, a natural paradise for wild birds, or head to Marano Lagunare and either follow a guide through the Valle Canal Nuovo nature reserve, or sail across the lagoon in a tour boat, past distinctive casoni, white-thatched fishermen’s cottages seemingly floating on the wetlands. Just inland, there are the breathtaking Roman mosaics of Aquileia’s Unesco-listed basilica.