Gorizia is a town that is characterized as a Garden City because its public and private gardens are perfectly harmonized with the architecture and the layout of the streets and the outline of the buildings, the cupolas, and the atmosphere of the cafes help reflect the city's Middle-European origin.
Gorizia is a town of historic and artistic greatness. The heart of the city remains a castle. It can be reached by using a steep road flanked with bastions dating back to the 16th century. Descending towards the old city center is the small 14th-century church of St. Spirito and a charming 7th-century mansion nearby, which belonged to the Conti Formentini at one time and now houses the History of Art Museum.