Venice to Trieste and more

 North-east Italy

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

Latisana and Lignano

Padua full of history and architecture

Trieste has Roman remains and grand buildings

Trieste – Valrosandra hike

Udine a lovely city to stroll around and admire the architecture

Venice – The annual Historic Regatta

Venice’s Islands – Burano, Murano and Torcello

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.


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