The Friuli region of northeastern Italy is one of the country’s most beautiful regions, and one of Italy’s best kept secrets. Just across the border, neighboring Slovenia is an unknown gem with stunning mountains, picturesque valleys, incredible food and wine … and very few tourists. Both regions have their own heritage of food, wine, and history that are unique in all of Europe.
We’ll start at the lovely city of Belluno, using it as our base to explore. Perfectly situated in the southern Dolomites, Belluno’s Renaissance architecture is overshadowed only by the dramatic mountain landscape surrounding it. It sits in a wonderland of green valleys, tumbling rivers, and impressive peaks. Then we’ll move east into Slovenia, and begin to appreciate the wonderful Slovenian culture, scenery and people. From the vineyards of the Wine Road to the stately buildings of the capital, Ljubljana, from the lonely, windswept mountain villages to the take-your-breath-away scenery of Lake Bled, you’ll be enchanted by this delightful country.
We’re partnering with a tour operator that specializes in hiking and walking, Go Get Lost, and as with all their adventures, we’ll be walking the trails, (all of them EASY) visiting the villages, sampling the wine, meeting the locals, enjoying the food, marveling at the incredible views, and slowly easing into the pace of life in these two wonderful areas.
See the draft Itinerary.