In Friuli Venezia Giulia, the land and its cuisine are tied by an unbreakable bond.
The extraordinary biodiversity of this area, which comes from an excellent geomorphological and natural variety, is also expressed in cultural elements, from language to traditions to gastronomy. It is through cuisine where you can truly sense the heritage formed by centuries of contact with different peoples and cultures. Here, products and savours from the Mediterranean blend with those from the Balkans and Central Europe, without cancelling out local traditional cuisine.
PDO products such as Prosciutto di San Daniele, Montasio cheese, Tergeste oil, Brovada (pickled turnips), traditional sweets such as gubana or putizza, Slow Food Presidia such as Formadi Frant or Pitina, excellent wines, craft beers and spirits, will all give you an insight into the region like none other: your holiday of savours can take you on various journeys, but either way your Taste Experience will be unforgettable.
Friuli Venezia Giulia is also territory of twenty thousand hectares of vineyards, cultivated with love by 1,500 farms that every year produce eighty million valuable bottles. Here you will have the chance to taste the Friulano and the Ribolla Gialla from the hills from Gorizia to Cividale, the Vitovska and the Terrano from the Karst, the Refosco, the Pinot, the Chardonnay and the Sauvignon that have been planted since the end of the nineteenth century.
Those who love red wines will find bottles of Schioppettino, Pignolo and Tazzelenghe.And to discover the secrets of this land you will definitely have to taste the Ramandolo and the Picolit, two dessert wines, which are also considered great “meditation” wines. The regional vine-growing and wine-producing territory comprises eight DOC (Denomination of Controlled Origin) areas, Colli Orientali del Friuli, Collio, Carso, Friuli Isonzo, Friuli Aquileia, Friuli Annia, Friuli Latisana and Friuli Grave and two DOCG (Denomination of Controlled and Guaranteed Origin) areas, Ramandolo and Picolit.
Your journey into taste can follow the most varied itineraries, depending on the season, on the climate, on your wishes and on your curiosity. You will be surprised by special places and a special welcome.