Gorizia - Italy: Tourist Map - What, How and Why to visit it

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If you are planning to visit Gorizia, in Italy, here you’ll find the best tips on things to do in the city, with a sightseeing map on the most relevant points of interest to enjoy, so you can easily imagine and organize your trip: WHAT to see, HOW to plan your visit, and WHY to discover Gorizia.

In this video:
- WHAT are the major attractions that you can't go home without having seen, including Piazza della Vittoria, Gorizia Castle, Palazzo Coronini Cronberg, Transalpina Square, Piuma-Isonzo Park.
- Then, I’ll describe to you HOW to follow a daily-tour to better visit the city, with a clear map of Gorizia and tips for nearby attractions.
Finally, we’ll discover WHY to visit Gorizia, with his rich historic city center.

First of all, suggestions on FOOD and ACCOMMODATIONS:
- Where to have a MEAL: Osteria “Ca’ di Pieri”, Via P. Antonio Codelli 5

Gorizia is a small city with a great history where you can breathe the Habsburg Mitteleuropean atmosphere.

You can start your trip from Victory Square, the city centre.

After visiting the historic center, Piazza della Vittoria and the Castle by foot, I suggest to use the car to visit the rest of the city.

Thanks to its special geographical location, it has always been culturally influenced by a combination of different civilisations: Latin, Slavic and Germanic.

I loved its timeless atmosphere typical of border regions.

In Gorizia you will breathe the suspended atmosphere typical of a border city: in the Piazza Transalpina, which until 2004 was physically divided by a wall, you will walk with one foot in Italy and one foot in Slovenia. Thanks to its special geographical location, it has always been culturally influenced by a combination of different civilizations: Latin, Slavic and Germanic. Situated on the eastern border, it has always played a major role in Central Europe. Today its streets, architecture and parks are evidence of the important history of this town.
The medieval castle is the heart and symbol of the town. From here, the view sweeps over gentle expanses of hills and all of Gorizia, where medieval, Baroque and 19th century architectures harmoniously co-exist. The Hapsburg bourgeoisie loved to stroll through the streets of the town centre, not surprisingly the town was called "the Nice of the Hapsburgs".
Among enchanting parks, such as the Piuma Park on the Isonzo river, the Park of Palazzo Coronini Cronberg (with trees from all over the world) and the Viatori Park, culture is very important too: many museums worth visiting, some of which are peculiar and curious, such as the Province Museums with the Museum of Fashion and of Applied Arts, the First World War Museum and the Archaeological Collection, the Museum of the Middle Ages in Gorizia inside the Castle. Among the city's many historical buildings  Palazzo della Torre, Palazzo Attems Petzenstein and Palazzo Werdenberg - Biblioteca Statale Isontina (State Library) stand out.
The history of Gorizia's Jewish community is told at the Synagogue Museum "Gerusalemme sull'Isonzo" of Via Ascoli.
On the city's hills, in the hamlet of Oslavia, you will find the imposing Ossuary of Oslavia, which contains the mortal remains of Italian and Austro-Hungarian soldiers who died during the First World War


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been there 3 times since my fiancé is from there

Author — kemal ozturk

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Ah, Gorizia. I was there for a three months in spring of 1982. I lived on Via Duca d'Aosta. I've been to that castle on the hill. And somewhere I have a picture of myself standing by a ship's anchor in a park. And I remember the Yugoslavia border ran through part of the city.

Author — D C