Firstly, the beach: It is a long, south-facing, sandy coastline, well-equipped with umbrellas, beach loungers and chairs with all the services you may need. The beach is particularly suitable for children thanks to its long stretch of shallow water making it safe for children. In summer there are play areas and a mini-club service.
By buying a ticket you can visit the water park located on the main beach where the main attractions are a sea- water pool, whirlpools, water-slides and diving boards.
The Hotel Abbazia is perfectly situated just a few metres away from the entrance to the beach. Why not let the hotel book an umbrella for you?
A short, safe walk with your buggy through the pedestianised centre of Grado will take you to the ‘Parco delle Rose’. Here you will find a playground in a recently renewed green area. Here you can relax and let your children play on see-saws, swings, slides and explore inside the very popular green dragon.
In the evening take a stroll on the wide streets of the historic pedestrianised centre where you can enjoy the lively atmosphere of the many and different cafes and restaurants or explore the narrow calli which come to life with street markets, shows and coloured fountains.
For something different take a boat trip to the Isle of Barbana, a place of pilgrimage in the lagoon. There you will enjoy learning about other fascinating traditions of this sea-faring area.
The Panera Rio D’Ara.
In the Eastern Lagoon you will find the small island of Panera Rio D’Ara. This island belongs to the family who own Hotel Abbazia. Escape from the bustle of Grado to the island for some time at one with nature. Here Mr Silvano will be proud to show you around the typical straw huts casoni. You may also fish in the natural pools, visit the hen-houses and bee-hives where the bees produce the delicious sea-lavender honey Fiuri de Tapo. You can also rent a taxi-boat or batela.
Grado welcomes cyclists. From the town centre you can cycle out to the Val Cavanata nature reserve and bird-watching paradise or the Isola della Cona where the wild horses of the Camargue roam free.
The most famous tourist attraction is the Roman port of Aquileia, now 10 kilometres from the sea. Once one of the world’s largest cities it is now one of the major archaeological sites of Northern Italy. A visit to see the mosaics in the Basilica and the Roman artefacts in the museum is highly recommended.