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Friuli Venezia Giulia is one of the most attractive places in the world for digital nomads

Before the pandemic, smart working in Italy was rare, and little used by companies. These days however, it can be said that it’s a fairly widespread practice.

28 December 2022

4 minutes

Working remotely can be a huge asset for all parties involved, also benefiting work-life balance.

Remote working has brought with it new needs, such as fast internet connection speeds, improved home office spaces, and also the birth of coworking spaces. Work flexibility has introduced new opportunities for digital nomads. Italy has quickly become a place of choice for people who, having the possibility of carrying out their work remotely, want to use this opportunity to travel the world. Among the Italian regions best equipped to welcome digital nomads Friuli-Venezia Giulia ranks highly. Since October 2022 it has joined Airbnb’s Live and Work Anywhere program, which promotes long-term stays.

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Friuli-Venezia Giulia and AirBnb welcome digital nomads

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Friuli-Venezia Giulia presents itself as an ideal destination for Italian digital nomads, and also to foreigners, who want to discover unique regions, full of attractions and opportunities. Not to mention where the quality of life is very high. According to the 2021 ranking by Sole24ore Friuli-Venezia Giulia fits the bill.

You have Airbnb which promotes and recommends places where you can temporarily move to that are ideal for smart working. Equipped with large bright spaces, comfortable services and efficient super fast Wi-Fi. There is also the Friuli Region website dedicated to digital nomads, which recommends places where you can work remotely and events not to miss. Furthermore, by registering on the site, you will be able to obtain your own FVG card free to access discounts, allowing nomads to get to know the beauty of the area. It is a weekly access pass to many places and various cultural events and activities, such as wine tastings, the pride of Friuli-Venezia Giulia. A virtuous collaboration, which will lead to the creation of an increasingly dense network of realities coming to fruition in the name of the economic development of the territory.

Why exactly Friuli-Venezia Giulia

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A destination far from typical, Friuli-Venezia Giulia is exemplary: with the Agile Fvg initiative, it has allocated non-repayable grants for micro and small businesses, self-employed workers and cooperatives to encourage the practice of smart working, updating procedures and instrumentation, as well as corporate culture. This mentality and approach is aimed at making the practice of remote work increasingly common, which has many advantages in terms of improving quality of life.

But what makes FVG perfect for digital nomads is not just the added incentives, but also its historical and artistic wealth of inestimable value. Suspended between Slovenia, Austria and Italy, over the centuries it has been a crossroads of diverse peoples who have shaped the cities, the places, the language, the cuisine and temperament of the people. Monuments and museums add  to the excellent food and wine culture, with incredible products known all over the world, from wines, to San Daniele prosciutto ham, and Montasio cheese.

As for the cherry on top, the spectacular natural scenery: the Karst, the Alps and the coastline mean that you can choose between mountain excursions, visits to karst caves, skiing on the most beautiful slopes in Europe or relaxing stays overlooking the sea: there really is everything.

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What not to miss in Friuli-Venezia Giulia

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Udine, a pleasant medieval city, welcomes visitors to the beautiful Venetian-style Piazza Libertà, with the famous Loggia del Lionello and opposite it the Loggia and Tempietto di San Giovanni..

Trieste is a magical city with a poetic hint of melancholy in the air, which becomes more dramatic when the bora wind blows. Don’t miss the Miramare Castle, the Piazza Unità d'Italia, the Cathedral of San Giusto where you can enjoy views of the city and the gulf, and the Risiera di San Sabba.

Gorizia is literally divided in two: beyond it is Nova Gorica, no longer Italy since 1947; it is a city that has lived multiple lives being part of different kingdoms and nations, staying united despite the differences. Today, with Slovenia's entry into the European Union, the bond between the two countries and the two parts of the city is stronger than ever. The surrounding hilly area is a dream place with charming villages and wine tastings: it extends along the Isonzo towards Slovenia, along here are the majority of the Friulian wineries.

The region also boasts five UNESCO heritage sites: the town of Aquileia, Cividale del Friuli e Palmanova, Palù di Livenza, the Friulian Dolomites and Oltre Piave. In these beautiful places, it’s possible to enjoy the flora and fauna of Friuli through enchanting excursions or sensational skiing sessions.

In Friuli Venezia Giulia, there are also famous seaside resorts such as Lignano Sabbiadoro and Grado, which come alive in the summer time. There’s also the Gulf of Trieste, where you can enjoy relaxing days on the beach, in a gorgeous landscape. With mountains, rivers, countryside, hills and of course the sea, Friuli-Venezia Giulia is classed as one of the most well rounded Italian regions offering the possibility to discover glorious places.

Credits: Friuli Venezia Giulia Region

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