Founded as a 15th-century fortress, a bulwark of the Serenissima, and located on the riverbank, Gradisca d'Isonzo is a small town not far from Gorizia in Friuli-Venezia Giulia.
With a noble past and a troubled history behind it, Gradisca d'Isonzo is among the most beautiful villages in Italy. Strolling within its walls and through its narrow streets, you will be amazed by the architectural harmony of the palaces and buildings that characterise it.
Art, culture and traditions meet in a continuous dialogue in the town's main points of interest: Piazza Unità d'Italia, with St Mark's lion that recalls the Venetian past, the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, the Church of Addolorata, the Castle and the towers that dominate this strip of land in Friuli.
Strategically located, Hotel Franz is incredibly close to these wonders and to many other points of interest, including the famous San Michele del Carso, home to the Great War museum, Palmanova, a fortress city, the ancient Roman port of Aquileia, and Cividale, capital of the Longobard kingdom.
In the surrounding area, you can discover many small towns and picturesque villages that bear witness to Italy's 20th-century history, but you can also reach the large cities of Friuli: Trieste and Udine, with their splendid castles and museums.
Situated 50 metres from the pedestrian area of the Friulian village of Gradisca d'Isonzo, Hotel Franz is also located in the heart of the DOC areas of the same name and embraces three of Friuli-Venezia Giulia's most important wine-growing areas: Collio DOC, Carso DOC and Friuli Isonzo DOC.
A journey through time and local culture - including gastronomy and wine - to discover a land where languages, customs, and traditions meet, for an incredibly surprising result.
The staff of Hotel Franz, with professionalism and dedication, will be able to provide you with valuable information and advice on how best to get in touch with this wonderful land.