Friuli Venezia Giulia is one of the 20 regions of Italy and one of five autonomous regions with special statute. It has about 1.2 million inhabitants and an area of 7,858 km² with a variety of panoramas that goes from the Alps to the Adriatic sea. Trieste is Friuli Venezia Giulia capital city.
Friuli Venezia Giulia has wonderful landscapes that deserve to be seen and has a very interesting history that is worth to be known. If you are interested in additional information on this amazing Region and its beautiful tourist attractions, please visit the following websites:
Official tourist website of Friuli Venezia Giulia
Official website of Friuli Venezia Giulia Region
Wikipedia page on Friuli Venezia Giulia
THE FRIULIAN LANGUAGE
Even if Italian is the official national language, in Friuli Venezia Giulia there is another language spoken in most part of the region called Friulian with its own vocabulary and grammar.
If you are interested in learning Friulian there are plenty of resources available: you can start with the English-Friulian dictionary and with some effective video lessons. For additional information you can also visit the Wikipedia page on Friulian language.
THE FOGOLARS FURLANS
The Fogolar Furlans are associations established by people from Friuli who emigrated around the world. The word Fogolar means fireplace which, being the centre of daily activity in the early 20th century, has always been synonym of family in the Friulian cultural mindset.
Fogolars are networking associations aimed at promoting the Friuli culture and traditions in the local communities where they have been established.
For further information on Fogolars Furlans, we kindly invite you to visit the websites of Ente Friuli Nel Mondo, the entity that coordinates our worldwide associations network.