Why We Love Friuli Venezia Giulia (and You Should Too!)

| October 12, 2019

Friuli vineyards

Rise your hand up if you’ve ever considered buying your Italian home in Friuli Venezia Giulia region of Italy.

If not, think it over and listen to which are the benefits of purchasing your abode abroad there. Other international investors are already looking at it as their possible second home in the sun. As a matter of fact, in the first half of 2019, Gate-away.com registered a +132.38% in the number of requests we received for property for sale in Friuli Venezia Giulia through our portal.

Ideal combination of sea and mountain.

Friuli mapBordering Slovenia and Austria, it is the perfect destination for great mountain experiences and beach life, so it’s ideal if you’re searching for a new home or holiday property.

In terms of skiing, Friuli Venezia Giulia has it all. It offers 131 km trails for Alpine skiing and 118 km cross-country skiing trails. You can practice both in each ski resort at different levels, from the easiest ones for beginners and children, to the more difficult ones, and they provide countless opportunities for other recreational activities. Apart from the Prealps and the Carnic Alps, the region also includes an area, which is Varmost – Davost, in Forni di Sopra, belonging to of the majestic Dolomites enlisted by UNESCO as World Heritage Site. When it comes to leisure activities you’ll be spoilt for choice not only in winter. You’ll find them great locations for climbing and hiking in Spring as well.

But if you prefer the sea, its coastline provides you with two different kinds of beaches. Heading south, you can relax on miles of sandy beaches perfectly equipped with every facility that stretches from Grado to the popular Lignano Sabbiadoro on the border with Veneto region. This area also boasts many pristine islands and beautiful natural parks in the lagoons of Marano Lagunare and Grado. East of Grado, Friuli’s coastline changes abruptly with rocks, cliffs and secret coves. But also amazing promontories with scenic roads from where you can admire unique panoramas something dotted with ruins and castles such as the Duino or Miramare castles.

A paradise for foodies

It’s the homeland of the king of all hams, which is San Daniele ham. But it also has a great wine tradition mainly concentrated in the hills of Udine, on the border with Slovenia, with a wine production of 71,5 hectoliters/hectare in 2017. Did you know that Prosecco, the most famous Italian bubbles abroad – and also the most sold ones – are produced in Friuli-Venezia Giulia and Veneto?

So easy to reach

Especially if you come from Austria and Germany, you will reach its coastlines in just 1.5 hour driving. But also if you come from Northern Europe, you’ll get there in very easily.

Trieste castle

Invest in a house in Friuli Venezia Giulia with a small budget

Last but not least, it is one of the cheapest regions in Northern Italy when it comes to property prices.

Let’s take the case of Gorizia, a town situated at the foot of the Julian Alps. Generally speaking, if you’re looking for a brand new or a renovated apartment here, you can expect to pay about 1,250/m². Houses outside of Gorizia are far cheaper. For instance, you can get a 2 bedroom apartment in Monfalcone, just 100 m from the beach for € 1,000/m².

What about Trieste, its capital city and a busy seaport situated on the Adriatic coastline? It has a humid, subtropical climate and you can expect temperatures around 43 degrees F in January and over 70 degrees F in July. This is a historic Roman settlement, with remains still standing in the old town centre. There’s a lively cultural scene in Trieste and a number of prominent businesses are located there. If you decide to buy in town you can find a renovated apartment of 85m² and 3 bedrooms for €125,000 for example.

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