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A Road Trip in Friuli Venezia Giulia

Our road trip in Friuli Venezia Giulia came suddenly, after we decided to cancel our trip to Turkey. My Italian-American origins are from a small town in Friuli and I’d always imagined visiting with my dad, maybe heading to the no-name towns he somehow found to visit unknown relatives. Things change though and trip plans change. The best way to… Read more »

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The Mixed-Cultured Food of Friuli Venezia Giulia

Friuli Venezia Giulia has a large, complicated and fascinating history. A border region between Italy, Austria and Slovenia, it’s been constantly fought over, controlled, traded. Everyone from Attila the Hun to the Nazis have passed through Friuli to gain access to the important sea ports of the Adriatic Sea. The region or parts of the… Read more »

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Palmanova, Italy’s Star-Shaped Village

One of the biggest charms of Italy is its fantasia. You see it in fantastical villages like Spello, with flowers dripping over every railing, balcony and ancient stone step. In the multi-colored houses along the coast. In the homemade cures for strange maladies and the incredible views found at every corner. So far, I’ve seen… Read more »