Grado - Friuli Venezia Giulia

Grado - Friuli Venezia Giulia

The island of Grado is immersed in the blue of the Upper Adriatic in Friuli Venezia Giulia with a thousand-year history, whose people have jealously preserved traditions, language and typical gastronomy.

Inland are Aquileia, the main archaeological site in Northern Italy, declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco, the castles of Strassoldo, Gorizia and Miramare and ancient villages embraced by hills embroidered with fine Collio vineyards. It is precisely its geographical, environmental (an extraordinary lagoon that extends, with a hundred islets, for 16,000 hectares) and tourist characteristics that make it unique and surprising, capable of satisfying those seeking the sea, but also days in contact with the nature, thanks to the Natural Reserves within reach of a bike, without giving up cultural tourism in historical sites.

The tradition of a seaside and spa resort dates back to the Habsburgs when from 1892 it was an imperial beach and an internationally recognized spa resort, on which today 32 Blue Flags (for the sustainable management of the beaches and for the quality of the water), 11 Green Flags ( awarded by European pediatricians) and the Yellow Flag of Fiab with 5 bike smiles, obtained only from 6 municipalities in Italy. The beauty of its endless south-facing beach is combined with the excellent seafood cuisine, zero km products, good wine, rest, fun and relaxation.

Among the many attractions for experiences of all kinds must be remembered:

- the Cona Island Nature Reserve

- Belvedere and its centuries-old pine forest

- the Grado Golf Club

- the ArcheoBus to discover Aquileia

- the old town of Grado

- sea excursions to Trieste and the Miramare castle

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Note: the presentation is based on a press release from the Municipality of Grado

Photo: © Enrico Cester