Gorizia (Ger:Gorz) is a small town (pop. 40,000) at the foot of the Alps, in NE Italy. It is the capital of Gorizia province, and is a local center of tourism, industry, and commerce. The town has a 16th-century fortress, a Gothic cathedral (14th cent., rebuilt 17th cent.), and the Church of St. Ignatius (1680–1725).