Friuli Venezia Giulia – Events
Friuli Venezia Giulia is a very peculiar region in the Italian landscape, deeply influenced by European traditions.
The unusual Carnival in Val Resia is still considered an important event by young and old people. The Carnival is characterised by dances and music played with traditional Resian instruments: the cïtira (violin) and the bünkula (cello). The celebrations last for hours and take place in bars and on the streets.
There are two traditional masks: the lipe bile maškire, the beautiful white masks, and the babaci, the ‘ugly’ masks.
On Ash Wednesday the burning of the Babaz, the icon mask of the feast, marks the end of the Carnival.
The Perdòn de Barbana in Grado has an ancient origin. Since 1237 the statue of Madonna degli Angeli has been accompanied by a procession of boats to the island of Barbana. The feast has been first celebrated to thank the Madonna who would have warded off a plague epidemic to the city.
But Friuli Venezia Giulia also attracts passionate bikers from all over the world for the Biker Fest International, in Lignano Sabbiadoro: four days of competitions, exhibitions, shows.
And in Bordano, in the province of Udine, it is possible to visit the largest Butterfly House in Italy from March to early October.
Welcome to the Central Europe region with the town of Trieste, the Carnia area, the Dolomites mountains. The region of jota soup, Refosco wine and much more…