The Friuli-Venezia Giulia region offers many possibilities for outdoor activities: climbing, hiking, paragliding, canyoning, rafting, horse riding, golf, mountain biking and cycling.
Fans of spelunking will be glad to discover that the region is home to the world's largest tourist cave: the Grotta Gigante located in the municipality of Sgonico, on the Italian side of the Trieste Carso.
The seaside offers possibilities for water activities such as sailing, swimming, surf, wind-surf and kitesurf.
Snow sports include downhill, off-track and cross-country skiing, freeride, snowboard, snow parks, ice-climbing, outings with snow-shoes and sleddogs.
Friuli-Venzia Giulia lies at the most north-eastern part of Italy, forming the border with Austria and Slovenia to the east, with the Veneto region to the west, taking in the Carnic Hills in the north, and the bustling Adriatic port of Trieste to the south. Noteworthy are also the busy town of Udine and the Roman town of Aquileia.
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