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.