On Wednesday night there is a concert in the Lendhafen in cooperation with lend|hauer.

Trip to Friuli-Venezia Giulia/Italy

Saturday, July 27, in cooperation with: Unikum

On Saturday we would like to take you on a journey to a small Italian village called Dordolla, which is situated in the beautiful Aupa valley in the Alps. This region lies in Italy’s most North-Eastern province: Friuli-Venezia Giulia. Set at the edge of the borders to Austria and Slovenia, only one hour travel time from the city of Klagenfurt, we will find ourselves in a different environment. A guide will take us for a short hike to discover the surroundings of the Val Aupa, telling us interesting stories about the history and culture of the region, and on how people live their life in the Alps today. To conclude this day, we are going to have dinner in a small traditional Osteria in Venzone, where you will be able to taste local culinary specialities. The costs for the bus, guided tour and dinner will be approx. EUR 50 per person.

Friuli-Venezia Giulia is characterized by a diversity of landscapes, cultures, and climates. In the North, the Alpine climate and landscape dominates: hiking, climbing and skiing are only a few activites you can practice here. A mild Mediterranean climate is significant for the South, facing the Adriatic Sea. Besides of the popular Adriatic beach resorts, you can explore Lombard art in little traditional towns. A historical Habsburg flair dominates the main city Trieste, which used to be the home for many famous writers, such as James Joyce.

The culture of the whole region is influenced from the bonding of three great traditions: the Austrian, Venetian and Slav influence. It even has its own language: Friulan. It brings lots of surprises, especially when thinking about the regional cuisine. Some of Italy’s best white wines are produced here and also the famous Prosecco has its origins in this region. Furthermore, the world-renowned San Daniele ham (prosciutto), one of Italy’s culinarian highlights, is from Friuli.

We look forward in sharing this experience with you and hope to have you with us on our journey to Italy!