Aviano and beyond

In this blog, my intent is to feature and showcase the very unique food, wine and culinary uniqueness of the Friuli Venezia Giulia {FVG} region of northeast Italy. This region is made of 4 provinces which are shown below. The places I go, the venus I find, the food&wine I try will be a direct reflection of both traditional and contemporary sips and bites of this region. The FVG region is truly unique as it posses a two-layer overlap of being both a primary region for DOC and DOCG designated wine but also the best place for finding spectacular food ingredients and recipes of traditional heritage due to its unique climatic and agricultural location, but also its boarding position with neighboring countries of strong historical influences to this very day.

Venues of all kinds from Osteria, Trattoria, Bar, Cantina, Pizzeria, Caffe, Gelateria etc… will all be featured here as long as it’s found in this region and reflects the authentic values, traditions, and methods of FVG. I am looking to learn, explore and experience as much of this area as I can over my 3-year term in Aviano and I hope to bring that public to any followers of this blog.


4 provinces that make up the FVG region of Italy


detailed map of the FVG region {yes, Pordenone is both a major city name and a province of FVG}


the relative position of the FVG region in Italy


the official flag of the FVG region