SEA VIEWS IN THE CITY

London Evening Standard (West End Final B) - ES Homes and Property - - Homes Abroad -

the homes in Por­topic­colo are sold. Thirty-two fam­i­lies live there full time and early buy­ers, while mostly from Italy, also in­clude Chi­nese, Cana­di­ans and oth­ers from across Europe.

The re­sort’s Flavio Bertelle says: “Im­prove­ments to the au­tostrada mean Venice air­port is 50 min­utes away, while Tri­este air­port also has flights from Lon­don Stansted. Yes we are less fa­mous than Venice — but we are also less crowded, calmer and of­fer far bet­ter ser­vice.”

In Tri­este it­self, av­er­age apart­ment prices in the pedes­tri­anised cen­tre are £192 per square foot — less than a third of those in Venice but also lower than sim­i­lar-size cities such as Parma and Verona. Homes with a sea view along the Bar­cola — with its beaches and prom­e­nades near his­toric Mi­ra­mare Cas­tle — or in clas­si­cal build­ings in the main pi­az­zas, carry a pre­mium.

Gate-Away has a one-bed­room flat in the hills above Tri­este for £205,000, a four-bed­room flat in the city cen­tre for £419,000 and a beau­ti­ful, three-bed­room du­plex flat in a clas­si­cal palace in the Via del Teatro, in the heart of Tri­este, for £577,500.

Por­topic­colo: por­topic­colo­sis­tiana.it (+39 040 291291)

Gate-Away: gate-away.com

From £273,500: Por­topic­colo stu­dios and flats near Tri­este, with ma­rina berths from £3,000 (por­topic­colo­sis­tiana.it)

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