Thanks to its position and make-up, the limited distances and a good road and motorway network, Friuli-Venezia Giulia is a region with a vocation for tourism, offering the sea, the mountains and a central area rich with tourist destinations where history, art and environment combine in a rich mosaic. The seaside resorts (the Trieste coast, Grado, Lignano) have their own ancient and consolidated tradition, and attract Italian and above all foreign visitors, particularly from the countries of Central Europe, for whom Friuli-Venezia Giulia has traditionally been their access to the sea. The tourist destinations in the mountains are experiencing a period of expansion. Besides all this, the region is well known for its fantastic wines. Some of Italy's best white wines are produced here.