Friuli-Venezia Giulia region is famous for its good quality wines, especially white ones and also for the large soy production. There are lots of outdoor and flea markets in the area where visitors can buy different local products at low prices. The markets here are usually held once a month or annually. You will find here plenty of antiques, handicrafts and other products.
You can visit a large handicrafts and antique market in Gradisca d’lsonso which takes place each year in November and December and is the largest in the region. In the town of Pordenone there is also a large antique market where you will find plenty of graphics, paintings and jewelry.
The capital of the region is the city of Trieste. It offers a lot of great places to shop including many small shops that dell clothes, shoes, bags and jewelry. Usually in Trieste you will find only local Italian brands and not the international ones. If you are looking for furniture Piazza Unita d’Italia and the ‘ghetto’ are two places where you will find great pieces. In the city you will also find handicrafts, artifacts, paintings and glassworks from Venice and France.
Pordenone is quite small town located in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region. However, there are plenty of places where you can buy good products. The town offers great food products including extra virgin olive oil, honey, organic produce and spelt. There are also many good wine shops where you may find good quality red and white wines. Typical food products of the area include cotechino, spiced pork sausages and turnips.
Gorizia is the capital of the province in the region. It has a coastline due to which seafood is widely used here. There are plenty of food markets held in Gorizia every week offering plenty of good fresh produce like vegetables and fruits. The older part of the town offers many small ancient shops where visitors may buy many handicraft items, wooden artifacts, paintings, fabrics and many other items.
Sights: Piazza dell’Unita d’Italia, Basilica di Aquileia , Miramare Castle
Hotels: Starhotels Savoia Excelsior Palace, Hotel Residence L’Albero Nascosto, Victoria Hotel