September 2nd to 16th 2016 Photos by Hetty
We stayed at Latisanotta, next to Latisana, which is midway between Venice and Trieste. We had a wonderful time, saw lots of amazing architecture, mountains, the sea and plenty of variety. The weather was very hot and sunny – around 30 degrees C at 6pm
We visited: For map of the area click here
Aquileia – former Roman city and Roman river port. with huge Roman mosaic floor in the basliica
Cividale del Friuli – a picturesque small town with some interesting sights
We walked along the cliffs from Duino to Sistiana
Gemona is surrounded by mountains
Grado on an island has Roman mosaic floors
Grotta Gigante and Miramare Castle A huge cave, and a white castle on the sea shore
Padua full of history and architecture
Trieste has Roman remains and grand buildings
Udine a lovely city to stroll around and admire the architecture
Venice is unique
Vicenza – a city not to miss with grand Palladian architecture
Venzone rebuilt medieval town surrounded by mountains
We few with Ryanair to Treviso, but while we were there, they changed airports, so we flew back from Venice Marco Polo airport.
I have included travel details for each trip, as it took us a while to work out how to get to the various places. Latisana is on the border between The Veneto region and the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region. We used four different bus companies: ACTV, APT, ATVO, and SAF. The trains were more straight forward – but the Le Frecce website showed some trains that Trentalia didn’t! Check prices for the trains, as it may be worth waiting 10 minutes for a cheaper train.
The summer timetables ended on 31st August or 10th September or 17th September – it varied.