Good plan: this Italian region offers you train tickets to come and visit it
Author: Clark Tos
Milan, Venice or Rome are cities that will certainly be part of a trip to Italy if you had to make an itinerary. But these destinations are also synonymous with crowds and long queues. Luckily, there is a lesser-known region in northern Italy that has the same charms, but is still just as uncrowded and the icing on the cake: it offers to pay for your train tickets if you visit it!
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Located next to Austria and Slovenia, the region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia ('Friuli-Venezia Giulia' in Italian) now offers travelers free train tickets and additional benefits to encourage them to explore the wonders of the province, which notably includes the impressive Dolomites, but also a wild coastline and vast vineyards. If you want to take advantage of it, know that the offer is valid until May 31, 2023.
The local tourist office said it would reimburse all train journeys to four towns in the region: Trieste, Udine, Grado and Lignano Sabbiadoro. And not to spoil the fun, the initiative also includes a free FGVcard, valid for 48 hours. This allows travelers free or reduced-price access to public transport as well as attractions, museums, guided tours of historical sites and other exhibitions such as Banksy's at the Salone deli Incanti (open from November 25 to April 10, 2023 ).
In the capital of Trieste, a border town carved out between Slovenia and Italy , and in Udine, with its immaculately restored old town, you can marvel at the Roman remains or even book a wine tasting tour, as the region is known for producing some of the best white wines in Europe. Along the Adriatic Sea, Lignano Sabbiadoro is home to superb Italian beaches, while Grado is a quiet version of Venice thanks to the canals that run along the picturesque seaside village. you for an unforgettable stay.
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What are the criteria for taking advantage of the offer?
To benefit from these advantages, the conditions of the package are as follows:
- Reservations must be made only at turismofvg.it/trenitalia.
- Visitors must stay at least two nights in Friuli Venezia Giulia in a participating hotel, holiday apartment or B&B.
- Visitors must purchase return tickets departing from Italy and arriving at one of the five stations of the Trenitalia line (Latisana-Lignano-Bibione, Cervignano-Aquileia-Grado, Trieste Airport, Trieste Centrale or Udine).
It is also important to note that reservations must be made no later than five days before departure and that the cost of accommodation is not reduced, nor are tickets for train In first class. There are also blackout dates during which the offer is not applicable, namely at Christmas, Easter and during Italian public holidays.
It's exciting, isn't it?Source : Friuli Venezia Giulia