Gorizia is nestled in the midst of green country, in a delightful valley of the foot of the Julian Alps and the Karst. In Slovene, gorica means small mountain, which is where Gorizia's name is derived.
The Castle di Gorizia is the symbol of the city. It stores great collections of Renaissance, Baroque, and 18th-century furniture, paintings and sculptures and an important exhibition of pewter, potteries, and armoires.
Gorizia is the capital of the Gorizia province on the Isonzo River and the Slovenian border. It is mainly industrial, commercial, transport and tourist, manufacturing textiles, leather goods, processed food, and machines.