Bleisure in Friuli Venezia Giulia

Located in the heart of Europe, Friuli Venezia Giulia has always been a land of meetings, languages, cultures and traditions. Due to its strategic position, it is easily accessible from the main European cities and is an ideal destination to host any type of event. The ancient charm of Central Europe, the great horizons between sky and sea, the mountain paths: landscapes and scenery suitable for the realization of any type of event.

For business travellers, the region offers different kinds of solutions for accommodation; from the comfort of hotels in the city centre to the charming historic homes immersed in the countryside.

The high level of professionalism of the service providers also guarantees the best organization of conferences, meetings and congresses: translators, interpreters, hostesses, conference organizers, communication agencies, together with all the dedicated staff, will facilitate all the preparation. In particular, the Trieste Convention Centre, with the largest auditorium in the North-East of Italy, is ready to welcome any event with cutting-edge services in its modern and functional structure.

When work gives way to free time, Friuli Venezia Giulia offers MICE operators numerous opportunities to have fun, rest and discover the territory. A few steps from Trieste, a window on the sea, or from Udine, capital of the medieval Patria del Friuli, opens a setting of breathtaking landscapes, such as the enchanting hills of Collio, famous for their fine wines and the Carnic Alps, perfect for adventurous hikers.

The coast of the Adriatic Sea, with its beaches and clear waters, is an unmissable option to regenerate after a busy day of work. Sports enthusiasts will find numerous golf courses, scenic cycle paths and water activities to enjoy active leisure time. The rich history of Friuli Venezia Giulia is also reflected in its picturesque villages, medieval castles and UNESCO archaeological sites, offering a unique cultural immersion.

The regional cuisine reflects and tells the rich history and culinary traditions of the region: from seafood specialties of the Adriatic coast to cheeses and hams of the mountains; all able to create an unforgettable gastronomic experience.

Top 5 Bleisure experiences

- Relax at the Spa of Tivoli Portopiccolo Sistiana Resort or at the Wine Spa

Experience a unique combination of well-being and culture in the suggestive context of the Friuli Venezia Giulia region. The renowned Portopiccolo Spa offers a relaxing retreat overlooking the Adriatic, while the Castle of Spessa Wine Spa invites you to discover the regenerating power of grapes in the picturesque vineyards. An unparalleled experience, where the fusion of sea and wine will give you unforgettable moments of pleasure and serenity.

- Coffee tasting course

If you are in Trieste, the city of coffee, you could choose between a tour or a course in coffee tasting. These experiences will lead you to the discovery of the most famous and ancient historical premises and the secrets of the art of coffee preparation and tasting, allowing you to enjoy selected varieties of beans from different regions of the world.

- Wine and spirits tasting

Friuli Venezia Giulia is also a paradise for wine and spirits lovers. You can enjoy a wine tasting in Collio, the region’s famous wine area. Renowned white and red wines, accompanied by local gastronomic delicacies on a visit to one of the many local wineries or distilleries, with the enchanting vine covered hills in the background.

- Forest Bathing

If you are in Friuli Venezia Giulia for a business trip, do not miss the opportunity to dedicate time to forest bathing. Take a break among the trees and enjoy the serenity of nature to recharge your mind and body and to renew and enrich your journey.

- Canoeing experience

Canoeing under the Duino Castle is a magical experience to discover the beauty of the coast of Friuli Venezia Giulia from a unique perspective. The majesty of Duino Castle, the spectacular views, the steep cliffs and the hidden caves will help make this canoeing adventure unforgettable. A perfect experience for lovers of nature and history, ready to be captured by the magic of Duino.

Fun facts

  1. Trieste was awarded the title of "European Capital of Science" in 2020 and is now preparing for the Big Science Business Forum in 2024, an international congress dedicated to technological innovation. 
  2. The University of Trieste is about to celebrate its centenary in 2024, reflecting on its achievements in the field of education and research.
  3. Portopiccolo has recently reopened under the name of Tivoli Portopiccolo Sistiana Resort, with exclusive facilities and cutting-edge technology.
  4. Gorizia will be the "European Capital of Culture 2025", a period during which artistic events, exhibitions, shows and activities for visitors of all ages will be organized.
  5. Friuli Venezia Giulia is establishing itself as a film hub, attracting international productions and hosting international debuts, such as "The Phantom of The Opera" by Andrew Lloyd Webber, which was a hit with audiences from all over the world.


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1 of 10 Image In barca a vela davanti al Castello di Miramare. Photo by: Francesco Marongiu
2 of 10 Image Collio in Vespa. Photo by: Ulderica Da Pozzo
3 of 10 Image Forest bathing. Photo by: Nicola Brollo
4 of 10 Image Golf club Udine. Photo by: Fabrice Gallina
5 of 10 Image Ciclismo sulla strada napoleonica. Photo by: Marco Milani
6 of 10 Image Yoga, Laghi di Fusine. Photo by: Nicola Brollo
7 of 10 Image Terme di Arta. Photo by: Fabrice Gallina
8 of 10 Image Collio, area Castello di Spessa. Photo by: Fabrice Gallina
9 of 10 Image Trieste, Molo Audace. Photo by: Anja Cop
10 of 10 Image Mountain bike sulle Alpi. Photo by: Fabrice Gallina