More than 200 experiences, 34 child-friendly facilities, and opportunities from the seaside to the mountains are available to enjoy the region. The Family carnet is still in effect, with discounts and giveaways to amusement parks and other activities at participating venues.
Friuli Venezia Giulia is becoming more and more family-friendly: as of this year, tourists staying at facilities that are part of the “Family Friuli Venezia Giulia” network, in addition to receiving a free “Family carnet” – which provides free or discounted access to amusement parks and numerous activities – will be able to choose from more than over 200 available experiences.
From the pirate boat to the secret treasure chest and explorations among the excavations at Aquileia, from sup and bike rides to discovering the beauty of nature, and many more fun opportunities throughout the summer. On the PromoTurismoFVG website, in the section dedicated to the family area, the wide range of options including amusement parks, boat trips, visits to museums or historical sites, the novelty of educational farms and other recreational opportunities can be found. And this is the main highlight of the circuit which, over the years, has gathered more and more members and now boasts a network of 34 facilities from the seaside to the mountains offering services geared to those traveling with children between Lignano Sabbiadoro, Grado, Sistiana, Marina Julia, Piancavallo, Tarvisio, Paluzza, Sappada, Maniago, and Forni di Sopra.
SEA: A PASSION FOR PEOPLE OF ALL AGES
The magic of the sea has always enchanted small children, who are drawn to explore the seabed to discover its inhabitants and biodiversity. In Friuli Venezia Giulia, it is possible to go sea watching and snorkelling in one of the region’s most evocative places, at Miramare Castle ( among the beauty of its protected area. Fun is also guaranteed aboard the pirate ship: on Tuesdays, this motorboat disguises itself as a pirate ship and sets sail from Lignano Sabbiadoro to conquer lost treasure led by many little pirates (Pirate Ship). Along the 130 kilometres of the Friuli Venezia Giulia coast, between Lignano Sabbiadoro and Grado – where there is no shortage of beach entertainment, mini-clubs, workshops – and the Gulf of Trieste, there are activities for everyone: those who want to indulge in a family sport can also take advantage of the XXL family Lignano sup, which from the beach allows you to explore the sea aboard a board and again, also in Lignano Sabbiadoro, you can get up close and personal with giraffes in a close encounter at the Punta Verde Zoo Park, which is home to many varieties of animals.
IN THE MOUNTAINS WITH CHILDREN, EXPERIENCES THAT CAN’T BE MISSED
Visitors can be immersed in the woods of Tarvisio by bicycle, discovering the secrets of the millenary forest or having fun with Dog trekking Fusine, but also enjoy the most fascinating corners of the Friulian Dolomites, exploring the ravine carved through the rocks through millions of years by the crystal-clear Cellina stream aboard the Trenino della Valcellina train that crosses the valley and the Nature Reserve within the Friulian Dolomites Park or even crossing the Tibetan Bridge, on the route of the old Valcellina road framed by the region’s largest and most spectacular canyon.
Adventure-seekers can head to Sappada, where they can try their hand at real climbing at Adventure Park Sappada, an amusement park in upside-down trees that this year offers an animal farm, bike park, and fun & relax area, plus there will be no shortage of horseback riding activities for beginners and an introduction to artificial wall climbing.
NATURE FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY
Nature lovers? Movement and relaxation are matched in the untouched landscapes of Friuli Venezia Giulia, a perfect destination for those who wish to explore the area with their little ones as well. Many experiences to discover the territory, from the “Fattoria Didattica Il Rifugio dei Folletti” educational farm which in Tarvisio offers the opportunity to get closer to the inhabitants of the woods, as well as grazing with sheep and the shepherd in the Karst, and learn about the history and work of small local producers. In Bordano, the protagonists are the butterflies as the Summer of 2022 offers many events at the House of Butterflies, at Cona Island you can approach the world of horseback riding with Camargue horses and ponies, while adventurers can have fun among the Claut Tree Village and Dolomiti Friulane Park treehouses and with the Acrobats of the Sun in Cividale watch the show of birds of prey taking flight with master falconers.
Plenty of activities also in the Sportland and Collinare FVG territories with nature workshops, astrotrekking, bushcraft workshops, and canoe outings from the town of Ragogna.
The archaeological safari on the history of Aquileia, a multisensory journey that will turn young visitors into young explorers as they experience the wonder of research and discovery; the playful story of little Flavia, the all-purpose handmaid of Bassilla, the famous dancer who came to Aquileia from the East; and a museum visit to the world of jewellers and decorators, including gems and cameos, bronzes and ambers. The Family Friuli Venezia Giulia cultural options are created to satisfy the most curious minds of children, providing opportunities to learn and explore history while having fun. At the Immaginario Scientifico in Trieste, there are multimedia and engaging environments designed for even the youngest children with different programs to approach the world of science, at the Paff in Pordenone comic strips are the protagonists, among exhibitions and displays that will attract children, teens and even parents with the talent of Juanjo Guarnido, while at the Cave del Predil museum one can visit the international geo-mining park of Raibl, a monument to the memory of working-class labour as well as a tourist and educational destination.
BUILD YOUR FAMILY VACATION
A real interactive map to build a family-friendly trip or vacation. At www.familyfvg.it you can find all the information you need to plan your trip to the region. In order to organize your vacation, all you need to do is choose the place you want to visit, the accommodation facility that meets your family’s requirements, and the experiences you want to have in the area. The 34 child-friendly accommodation facilities – in Lignano Sabbiadoro, Grado, Sistiana, Marina Julia, Piancavallo, Tarvisio, Paluzza, Sappada, Maniago, and Forni di Sopra – will provide a made-to-measure welcome, and guests can choose from triple, quadruple, communicating double rooms, and family suites depending on the selected property, a menu for the little ones, flexible mealtimes, dedicated play areas, and many other family-friendly features. PromoTurismoFVG also offers a range of packages which include trekking and canoeing in Cavazzo Carnico, the tour between the Grado lagoon by bicycle, and other outdoor activities.
To entertain young guests at all times during their vacation, PromoTurismoFVG has created Divertimappe FVG available at info points in the region, “Cocolo stories” downloadable from the family section of the entity’s website, Paff’s “comic book” map with points of interest, and also the speaking maps and audio stories by the Radio Magica Foundation.