Friuli–Venezia Giulia is one of the 20 regions of Italy, and one of five autonomous regions with special statute. The capital is Trieste. It has an area of 7,858 km˛ and about 1.2 million inhabitants.
Friuli–Venezia Giulia is Italy's most North-Eastern region. It borders Austria to the north and Slovenia to the east. To the south it faces the Adriatic Sea and to the west its internal border is with the Veneto region.
The region spans a wide variety of climates and landscapes from the mild Mediterranean climate in the south to Alpine continental in the north. The total area is subdivided into a 42.5% mountainous-alpine terrain in the north, 19.3% is hilly, mostly to the south-east, while the remaining 38.2% comprises the central and coastal plains.
Friuli–Venezia Giulia is Italy's most North-Eastern region. It covers an area of 7,858 km2 and is the fifth smallest region of the country. It borders Austria to the north and Slovenia to the east. To the south it faces the Adriatic Sea and to the west its internal border is with the Veneto region.
Climbing crags are scattered throughout this region and almost all are comprised of limestone. In the southern coastline, one can find south facing bolted cliffs, which can be climbed year round. In the farthest reaches north where the Dolomites blend into the Julian Alps, one will find classic trad multipitch climbing. Between these two extremes a variety of bouldering and other crags are peppered throughout the region.
The best airports for entry to the region are Udine, Treviso and Venezia (Venice). The trains (Tren Italia) runs throughout the entire region. Most of the crags are best accessed by automobile and approaches vary from drive-up to several hour hike in.