In a bid to encourage more visitors to the region, Friuli-Venezia Giulia tourism board is offering to reimburse traveller’s train fares. There are also complimentary perks – so how can you make the most of them?
In the north-east of Italy, nestled between Austria and Slovenia is an attractive and less-visited region: Friuli-Venezia Giulia. Amongst its many attractions are the cities of Trieste and Udine, the towering Dolomites, and a coastline peppered with golden beaches.
The region’s tourism board is now offering to reimburse travellers’ train fares plus give extra complimentary perks as a bid to encourage them to explore the wonders of the region. The offer is valid until May 31, 2023.
The board will refund all inbound train journeys to four cities within the region: Trieste, Udine, Grado, and Lignano Sabbiadoro. In addition, there is a complimentary FGVcard valid for 48 hours. The FGVcard grants free or discounted access to public transport, guided tours to historical sites, as well as attractions, museums, exhibitions and more.
Trieste, the region’s capital, and Udine have attractive squares, port and roman relics. The countryside is a great place for a wine-tasting tour where you can taste some of the best white wines in Europe.
Lignano Sabbiadoro has delicious beaches and The Terrazza a Mare, designed by the architect Aldo Bernardis and opened in 1972. Grado, like Venice, sits in a lagoon; a lively fishing center, spa and thermal baths are there, alongside Byzantine churches.
How to claim the Friuli-Venezia Giulia benefits
There are conditions applied to the offer:
- Bookings only via www.turismofvg.it/Trenitalia
- Visitors must stay a minimum of two nights in Friuli-Venezia Giulia in any participating hotel, holiday apartment, or B&B
- Return tickets must originate within Italy
- Destination stations are via Trenitalia at Latisana-Lignano-Bibione, Cervignano-Aquileia-Grado, Trieste Airport, Trieste Centrale, or Udine
- Reservations cannot be made more than five days before departure
- First-class tickets and accommodation not discounted
- There are blackout dates in high season: Christmas, Easter, and Italian bank holidays.