An oasis where you can combine relax with every type of fun: this is the essence of Lignano, half way between Venice and Trieste, with eight kilometres of fine, golden beach and a calm sea, which has been boasting the Blue Flag, meaning environment protection, for years on end.
There is sport on the beach, thanks to sports centres with excellent sailing and windsurf instructors.
There is horse riding and beach volley. The 18-hole Golf Club, open all year round, offers one of the best seaside courses.
You can cycle along itineraries among fragrant pinewoods or suggestive corners of the lagoon. And to pamper yourself a little, modern spa is available.
Fun is everywhere. But above all at the theme parks. Aquasplash, among the first water parks in Italy, with dizzying chutes and large pools. Gulliverlandia, the fun park devised for all ages. Strabilia, super amusement park sparkling with lights. For the younger ones, the Gommosi Park and the Junior Park. And the Punta Verde Zoo Park, with over 1500 animals.
Lignano by night lights up with thousands of lights, among the discos, pubs and fashionable meeting places.
It’s like taking a dip in a carefree, cosmopolitan crowd.
Marano is reached by batana, the flat-bottomed lagoon boat, or by bike. Here you will breathe the genuine atmosphere of a fishing village, where they still speak Venetian dialect. From here, across the water, you can reach the Stella Estuary Nature Reserve: the persuasive light of the lagoon colours a kingdom populated with herons and swamp falcons among many other creatures. And this is the prelude to a village of “casoni” engulfed in enchantment.
Take a day or an afternoon to adventure into the hinterland to alternate the flavour of seaside cooking with that of tasty Friuli cuisine .
The cuisine in FVG is made of thousands of crossing and overlapping flavours, it varies as the landscapes of these lands, and comes from the union of three great culinary traditions. Special mention has to be made of San Daniele ham, famous and exported all over the world, Montasio cheese, whose origin and quality are guaranteed by an authentic label, and Frico.
“A vineyard called Friuli”. This is a great definition for the large variety and high quality of the regional wine production.