Hidden away on the eastern coast of the Gulf of Trieste, Portopiccolo’s stunning location makes it the perfect base for trips across northern Italy, as well as to Croatia, Slovenia, Austria or even further afield.

And there’s so much to see here. The surrounding region, Friuli-Venezia-Giulia, is alive with picturesque towns, thrilling cities and beautiful natural surroundings.

The area is one of Italy’s most beautiful yet – outside of Venice – it remains little-visited by tourists. Which means that much of Venezia-Giulia’s most spectacular sights, from the snowbound peaks of the Carnic Alps to the white shingle beaches that dot the coast, are yours to explore undisturbed.

A tranquil sailing experience

That extends to the sapphire blues of the North Adriatic Sea. In comparison to Europe’s busier waters, the Adriatic offers a tranquil sailing experience. Navigating your way up and down the coast couldn’t be easier and, with plentiful marinas from Italy to Croatia, you’ll rarely be short of a berth.


Back on land, you’ll find that much of this region’s delicious cuisine draws from the sea. Expect seafood, polenta, soups and salumi, with an emphasis on quality ingredients and simple preparation. Whatever your tastes, the area around Portopiccolo has something for you.


This hidden corner of northeast Italy is yours to explore. Spend your days relaxing on the pure white sands of the Adriatic coast, or head north to the snow-topped peaks of the Carnic Alps. Take a scenic drive to the fairy-tale cities of Venice or Trieste. Or go further, by boat or car, and explore Croatia, Slovenia or Austria.

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