Grado has always been an important point of the region Friuli Venezia Giulia.
It was born as a port serving of Aquileia and castrum, later becoming a temporary seat of the Patriarchate of Aquileia during the Longobard invasion and finally the city of Venetian dominion included in the Dogado.
Grado offers visitors the opportunity to discover the territories that surround it, which are practicable and can be visited in a very evocative way. One can cross the coastal waterway connecting the mouth of the river Isonzo with the Venetian lagoon; or else go cycling the Alpe Adria stretches that reaches Tarvisio.
Grado and the Friuli Venezia Giulia propose their guests a particularly varied experience with a myriad of possible suggestions that may even surpass the imagination.
Thanks to the attention given to the beach, its equipment and the offer as a corollary, that ranges from the renowned bathing establishments to the entertainment facilities, situated along the beach and suitable for any age.
The Water Park is located directly on the main beach, surrounded by greenery; a large pool of seawater with hydro massage and cascade jets to tone up your body, trampolines, water slide, children's playground and a bar with underwater seats, for sipping your favorite drink while staying in the water.
During the warmer months of summer you can benefit the sand-therapy or sand-blasting; the oldest treatment process by the Institute Talassoterapico Gradese.
It is the magical natural frame where Grado was born and symbolize the essence of the territory with a myriad of islands, canals and rivers that change color at every hour of day and in every season. Here there are the Casoni, the homes of fishermen built with mud and swamp reeds, a technique dating back to ancient times.
The beauty of the lagoon of Grado is provided by the point of view of nature; a rich presence of arboreal essences, a large variety of birds and the presence of numerous fishing valleys, make the area a unique experience for the visitors of the Golden Island.
The most renowned island is called Mota Safon and was chosen by the director Pier Paolo Pasolini to film some scenes of the movie "Medea" with Maria Callas as its main interpreter.
Geography has placed Friuli Venezia Giulia at the border of three main ethnic and linguistic realities of the European continent: Latin, Slavic and Germanic, which, over the centuries, have first clashed and then harmonized together, creating a variety of characteristics and traditions that make this area unique.
A treasure chest containing a beauty to taste and explore in different times of the year, adjusting one’s own personal experiences to the passing of the seasons and their chromatic differences in conjunction with flavors and typical aromas.