Friuli - Venezia Giulia
Friuli-Venezia Giulia or Friuli-Julian Venice is an autonomous region in northeastern Italy. It is wedged between the Alps and the Adriatic Sea. At the border with Slovenia, the landscape is quite flat. This region is known for the beautiful castles that became necessary under the pressure of many invasions of the Celts, Huns, Goths, Longobards and the Hungarians. Often the ruins of ancient watchtowers from Roman times were used as the basis for a more modern stronghold. Unfortunately, many castles have been lost over time.
From Villa Santina to Santo Stefano di Cadore
A beautiful, quiet and easy to drive route between Slovenia and Austria runs on the SR 355 in Italy. This quiet route passes beautiful places and has only a slight increase. The end point is in the Dolomites.
Stacked hairpin bends
The Plöcken Pass, or on its Italian Passo di Monte Croce Carnico, was the front line between the Austrian / Hungarian army and the Italian army in the First World War. We ride the pass from the south over the many hairpin bends and through the unique hairpin tunnels.