Your 4 star stay in Friuli Venezia Giulia: discover Gradisca d’Isonzo
In the centre of Friuli Venezia Giulia, Gradisca d’Isonzo is one of the most beautiful villages in Italy
Gradisca d’Isonzo is a town located on the banks of the Isonzo River, close to the city of Gorizia, in the Friuli Venezia Giulia region. The name “Gradisca” means “citadel city” and originates from the period in which the small country village turned into a fortress.
Gradisca d’Isonzo is one of the Most beautiful villages in Italy for the pleasant architecture of its buildings and for its huge history, art, culture and tradition heritage.
Within its walls, you can stroll through its suggestive alleys, ancient streets with lofty historic buildings up to Piazza dell’Unità d’Italia. You can visit the Castle with its Palazzo del Capitano (Captain’s Palace), Palazzo Torriani or the fifteenth-century Chiesa dell’Addolorata (Church of Our Lady of Sorrows) and then have something to eat or drink at one of the ancient cafés at the so-called ‘Spianata’ – the park in the heart of Gradisca d’Isonzo.
Nowadays, strolling through our town is like travelling back in time. Founded as bastion of the Republic of Venice in the fifteenth century, it grew and developed under the seventeenth-century Austrian control first, and then under the Habsburg supremacy in the nineteenth century, when part of its defensive walls were demolished and the town opened toward the Friuli plane.
Along with its history, also its ancient cooking traditions have survived. The area is characterised by a unique wine and food tradition – a mixture of Venetian, Slavic and Italian culture.
We are sure our town will win you over with its incredible variety of environments and traditions. The staff of our Hotel will be pleased to provide you with any kind of information, advising you on the best places to visit, as well as on the best wine cellars and restaurants, to make you get to know the area also by tasting its products.