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Friuli Venezia Giulia is a region in the north-east of Italy that overlooks the Adriatic Sea and borders with Austria and Slovenia. The region is home to the peaks of the Dolomites and the famous vineyards for white wines. Trieste, the capital, belonged in the past to the Austro-Hungarian Empire of the nineteenth century. A borderland, where at least four different languages are spoken (Italian, Friulian, German and Slovenian) and where even more cultures can be found. Friuli Venezia Giulia is a region rich in history and traditions, a place of passage where different ethnic groups met between the Alps and the sea, between Eastern Europe and the West, creating an unparalleled cultural landscape.