With berths for over 5,000 boats and yachts, the marina is one of the largest in Europe, and hosts some of the most luxurious yachts and cruisers during the summer months. The 8-kilometre long stretch of beach is made of fine golden sands, which give the town its name. It is undoubtedly the best beach of the region, with Lignano Sabbiadoro being the number one tourist destination of the area. Mainly a summer destination, when thousands of people come from all over the world to experience this delightful seaside town, in winter, the pace of life is more relaxed as the beaches are quieter, but the more than 200 hotels still stay busy with out-of-season guests. The Aquasplash Water Park, the first in Italy, is close by and offers a great day out for all ages with its water slides and pools.
Location: On the north Adriatic coastline
Midway between Trieste to the east and Venice to the west, both around 100 kilometres away, Lignano Sabbiadoro can be found just off the A4/E70 motorway, which bisects northern Italy. Venice Marco Polo International Airport is an easy one-hour drive away, and has flights from all over Europe and beyond all year round.
Business: A growing conference location
Lignano Sabbiadoro has over 200 hotels, and the larger of these have facilities for use by the increasing business trade who are beginning to make use of the town for conferences and meetings in a wonderful location. The business facilities and exhibition centres of Trieste and Venice are only a short distance away and easily commutable by car within one hour travelling time.
Culture: A monthly calendar of events
The town plays host to many cultural festivals and events throughout the year. The highlight in summer months is a weekly 'Puppets and Pines' theatre show that enthrals locals and visitors alike with a myriad of folklore tales and street theatre. The literary Hemingway Awards take place in June in the town, and celebrate the town’s connection with the famous author by promoting new and upcoming writers.
Activities: A water-lovers paradise
A day of fun-filled action can be found at the Aquasplash Waterpark, or you can try your hand at sailing at one of the many schools at the marina, but for a relaxing day out visit the Marano Lagoon. It is a place of outstanding natural beauty, which is home to an abundance of wildlife and history, where you can sit back and relax as the sounds of nature wash around you.