Friuli and its borders
Thanks to its privileged position Grado is the ideal starting point for interesting excursions during the day in the entire Region and towards the city just next to it: Venice.
Friuli was defined by Ippolito Nievo as a “compendium of the universe”, and it is a borderland, a mosaic of natural and cultural environments: Trieste’s Gulf and the Karst region, sandy beaches and the lagoon, wild mountains and adventurous rivers, flat expanses and the gentle Collio hills covered in vineyards. All of this topped by the typical Hapsburg and mitteleuropean feel of Gorizia and Trieste (during the summer Trieste can be reached from Grado by boat), with romantic, historical residential homes and castles overlooking the sea (like Miramare and Duino castles), with the charm of the three UNESCO cities (Aquileia, ancient Roman city; Palmanova, old star shaped fortress and Cividale, a major Lombard centre); and more, with Udine’s elegance, its old buildings in the iconic Venetian style. Last but not least the intriguing autarky city, Torviscosa, and the unforgettable itineraries of the Great War (World War I). Indeed, a crossroad for people, cultures and trades, in which all locations are not more distant than one-hour drive from the Island of the Sun.
All the convenience of visiting the Region with the FVG CARD.
With this card you can enter for free, children over 12 years included, in most museums and historical and archaeological attractions of the region.
Valid for 2, 3 or 7 days, it also allows you to enjoy special discounts by participating in guided tours. At the cost of 18, 21 and 29 €, you can buy it both online at www.turismofriuliveneziagiulia.it and at the tourist offices located in the main cities and towns of Friuli Venezia Giulia.
Itineraries of the Great War
Friuli Venezia Giulia has in common a historical event that has changed the destiny of the whole world: the Great War.
Only 10 km from Grado, within easy reach by bicycle along the Alpe Adria cycleway, stands an exceptionally important archaeological site.
Tasting of wines at excellent wineries in the gentle Collio hills near Grado.
Palmanova la città stellata.
From Grado to Palmanova passing by Strassoldo.
Gorizia, between tradition and modernity
Discovering a border town with different atmospheres, witnesses of different identities.
The Castle of the Princes of the Tower and Taxis and the ruins of the fortress of Duino
Trieste: crossroad of many people
Thanks to the Maritime Line that connects Grado to Trieste, you can reach the splendid city by sea.