Some 36,000 people call Gorizia in Friuli-Venezia Giulia home.
It’s situated 65 miles (105 kilometers) from Venice and 50 miles (80 kilometers) from Ljubljana, Slovenia.
There’s no better way to experience The true taste of a region than to spend a day with someone special meeting the cellar masters and sampling the wines of its wineries and vineyards. Whether you’re a visiting or local wine lover, you mustn’t miss Marco Felluga and Vie di Romans, two of the most acclaimed wine producers the Gorizia area. Villa Russiz and Venica and Venica are two other highly praised vineyards not to be missed by wine buffs.
Sometimes dramatic, sometimes darkly romantic, the castles and other strongholds surrounding this region are something special to photograph. When you view the fairytale-like shape of the historical Castle of Gorizia, it’s very easy to imagine how local rulers once fought for this region.
One of the most-visited places to tee off around Gorizia is Golf and Country Club Castello di Spessa. Rent a set of clubs from the pro shop, attack the bunkers, then enjoy a few drinks with fellow golfers in the clubhouse.
Travellers searching for something a little different off the usual tourist trail will enjoy Church of St Ignatius of Loyola.