This Italian region will pay you to visit
Tucked beside Austria and Slovenia, the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region is now offering travellers free train fares plus extra complimentary perks as a bid to encourage travellers to explore the wonders of the region – which include the Dolomite mountains, golden coasts and sprawling vineyards until 31 May 2023.
The local tourism board noted that it will refund all inbound train journeys to four cities within the region: Trieste, Udine, Grado and Lignano Sabbiadoro. The cherry on top? The initiative also includes a complimentary FGVcard valid for 48 hours. This grants travellers free or discounted access to public transport alongside attractions, museums, guided tours to historical sites, exhibitions like Banksy’s in Salone deli Incanti (open 25 November to 10 April 2023) and more.
In the capital of Trieste, a border town carved between Slovenia and Italy, and Udine, with its perfectly restored old town, globetrotters can marvel at the roman relics or even book a wine-tasting tour as the region is known to yield some of the best white wines in Europe. Along the Adriatic Sea, Lignano Sabbiadoro is home to some gorgeous Italian beaches while Grado is a quiet version of Venice due to the canals that run along the quaint seaside village.
Recently, Airbnb named Friuli-Venezia Giulia as one of the world’s most remote worker-friendly destinations for digital nomads. This offer comes at a perfect time for those wanting a taste of this incredible region (free of charge) before making the big move.