A call at Gorizia should be taken into account by all people who decide to take a historical tour of Friuli Venezia Giulia. Gorizia has a fairly rich historical background, though the most significant historical episode which has marked Gorizia refers to the Second World War. There are, indeed, several tourist objectives the value of which resides precisely in the fact they are related to the greatest conflict of the 20th century.

Such landmarks refer, for instance, to Piazza Transalpina, which is a sort of counterpart of the famed Berlin Wall. Indeed, before World War Two, Gorizia used to integrate the nowadays Nova Gorica, but subsequently to this historical episode, it was divided, and Nova Gorica passed to Slovenia, a situation which remained unchanged. Thus, by strolling around in Piazza Transalpina, one can boast of experiencing the atmosphere of two different countries.

The Museum of the Great War is here to remind people of the other historic conflict of the 20th century. But beyond the landmarks calling forth the history of the last century, tourists should also pay attention to the Medieval and Modern heritage of Gorizia.

The Castle of Gorizia, Palazzetto dei Corti and Palazzetto Veneto, Palazzo Cobenzl, Palazzo Coronini Cronberg, as well as Palazzo Attems Petzenstein are of notable architectural value. The most prized places of worship refer to the 14th century Cathedral of Gorizia and to the Church of Saint Ignatius of Loyola. Piazza Vittoria, marvelously pegged out by Fontana del Nettuno and the Museum of Fashion and Applied Arts are yet other valuable tourist sights.

Turismo FVG Tourist Information Office in Gorizia

For complete information on the tourist assets of the city, as well as for details on how to get to Gorizia and on the attractions in the surroundings, please use the following suggestions:

Turismo FVG Tourist Information Office in Gorizia
9, Corso d’Italia, 34170, Gorizia, ItalyItalia
0039 0481 535764
0039 0481 539294
[email protected]

Gorizia, Italy

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