Spending a vacation or just a weekend in Lignano, you can combine moments spent at the beach with cultural and natural excursions in the most beautiful and picturesque places of the area. A few hours from Lignano are the most important art cities of Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia, like Venice, Padua, Verona, Trieste, Udine … These are fascinating places, full of history, culture, monuments of extraordinary beauty, all of them within easy reach thanks to the strategic location of Lignano.
Venice is one of the most beautiful Italian cities, unique and special, visited every year by millions of tourists from all over the world. Every street, every little channel offers a thrilling and romantic setting, unique expression of the meeting of art, history and culture. You can reach Venice by train, from the railway station of Latisana, or by booking one of the many boat trips.
Verona is the city of the Arena, of the opera and of the many musical events that are hosted each year in the Roman amphitheatre. It is the city of Romeo and Juliet that inspired Shakespeare. It is a UNESCO “World Heritage”, a refined and enjoyable, romantic and architecturally valuable city. You can reach Verona by train, from the railway station of Latisana to Venice-Mestre and from there to Verona or by car on the motorway A4 from Latisana or Portogruaro towards Venice, then follow the signs to South-Verona.
Trieste is located in the north-eastern far end of Italy: charming and exciting city, a geographical but also historical and cultural crossroad. Combining European and Mediterranean characters in a hard but at the same time fascinating natural setting, Trieste has inspired great Italian and foreign writers and poets such as James Joyce, Italo Calvino and Umberto Saba. You can easily reach Trieste by train from Latisana railway station, from where a train leaves every hour for Trieste.
In addition to the cities, a holiday or a weekend in Lignano offers the opportunity to make entertaining trips and excursions by boat and to enjoy the beautiful natural landscapes of the Lagoon of Marano. This lagoon, enclosed between the beaches of Lignano and Grado, offers a landscape of great beauty, characterized by the local fauna and flora and the typical “huts” of fishermen, by islands and islets, such as the one called ”delle Conchiglie”. You can also visit both nature reserves of the Lagoon, the reserve at the mouth of the river Stella and the one of Valle Canal Novo.