Friuli Venezia Giulia is one of the 20 regions of Italy (corresponding to our federal states). It is a small region, with the large city and capitalt Triese. Friuli Venezia Giulia is in the very north-east of Italy. The region borders Slovenia, Austria and another Italian region, Veneto.
Friuli-Venezia Giulia is the fourth smallest region in Italy with 7,856 square kilometres. 1.2 million inhabitants live in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region.
The big city by the sea in Trieste. It is the northernmost large city on the Mediterranean Sea, the population of Trieste is just over 200,000. Trieste is an old city with some sights.
The other big city in Friuli-Venezia Giulia is Udine with about 100,000 inhabitants. Udine is located in the mountains (Alps). A large part of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region lies in the high mountains.
The unusual name of the small region is made up of Friuli Veneto and Julian Veneto. The Friuli part covers over 90% of the area. Julian Veneto was much larger until the end of the Second World War. However, since the end of the war, most of the area belonged to Yugoslavia and then to Slovenia.
Tourists visit the Alps in Friuli-Venezia Giulia (winter sports, hiking in summer) and some seaside resorts on the Mediterranean (Adriatic Sea).