Thanks to the protection
of the Alps and the closeness of the sea, the climate in
the cultivated part is marine, with not very high temperatures.
In the northern part of the region the climate is typically
alpine. In the High Plains of Carso there are abundant rainfalls.
Those areas of the region which are not protected by the
the Alps, suffer the "bora", an icy wind
which does, however, bring good weather.
Trieste is the junction
for railway communication from Venice to Austria (and the
areas of ex-Yugoslavia), passing through Udine and Tarvisio.
The road and motorway network connects all the region with
the Po Valley, Austria and former Yugoslavia. The smaller
towns are well connected by road and railway. The airport
of the Region is Ronchi dei Legionari (Gorizia).