Events and tours
The Consorzio Grado Turismo will promote and support the events organised on the island but is not responsible for their organisation or for any changes to the programme that may occur without prior notice. In order to keep up to date with the latest news or any changes in the programme, we strongly recommend consulting the official websites of the organisers or of the local institutions involved.
Guided tours and excursions
Palagym Wellness Island
3 July 2022
Keeping fit is important and helps you feel good about yourself. Even on holiday, when time can be used as we like, we can find the ideal space where we can exercise and keep fit.
At the Terme Marine Palagym Wellness Island, there is a weight room equipped for all types of training. Activities are supervised by certified instructors to ensure professionalism and competence in identifying and achieving goals. The instructors are also qualified to conduct PT (personal training) classes, suitable for those who want to get the most out of their session!
The gym is open at the following times:
- Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
- Wednesday and Thursday afternoons: from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
GRADO 130, MOSTRE E CONVEGNI
" Greetings from Grado - Gruss aus Grado - exhibition of vintage postcards".
1 May 2022
Position: Isola d'oro - spiaggia principale GIT
From 1 May to 10 September, from 09.00 to 19.00 - Isola d'Oro (until 20/05 the exhibition closes at 18.00)
What did the most popular seaside resort of the Monarchy look like? Where did tourists stay and how did they spend their holidays in Grado at the end of the 19th century? On the occasion of "130 years of Grado", this exhibition wants to retrace the first years of tourism on the "Island of the Sun" (about 1892-1914).
GRADO 130, ENOGASTRONOMIA
Aperitifs, cocktails, pizzas and 130 menu
1 June 2022
Position: Vari bar, ristoranti e pizzerie
During the 6 months of the "Grado 130" event, at bars, taverns, pizzerias and restaurants located in various areas of Grado, taste the aperitifs, cocktails, pizzas and the menu inspired by the 130 years of tourism of the Island of the Sun.
Discover all the proposals and the participating companies HERE.
MOSTRE E CONVEGNI
Pasolini. I disegni nella laguna di Grado
1 July 2022
Position: Casa della Musica
01-31 July 2022
Monday to Friday 19:00 - 23:00
Saturday and Sunday 17:00 - 23:00
Opens on 1 July at 7 p.m., at the Casa della Musica in Piazza Biagio Marin, the exhibition "Pasolini. Drawings in the Lagoon of Grado", the result of six years of research by curator Francesca Agostinelli. Among the works on show are two previously unpublished drawings: a portrait of Aldo Venier, then Grado's municipal secretary, and the drawing "Pali e reti del Safon" (Safon's poles and nets), which comes from the Feltrinelli collection in Milan. The exhibition will remain open until 31 July.
The rediscovered drawings that Pier Paolo Pasolini made in the lagoon between the shooting of the film Medea, the presentation of Porcile and the International Film Week that the director established in the seaside resort in 1970 are returning to Grado. They return together with the collection of his friend painter Giuseppe Zigaina to compose an exhibition of 23 pieces on paper that opens up new scenarios on Pasolini's drawing. And if we say "drawing", we don't mean well, because these works from Gradese have little of what we imagine: in fact, materials directly taken from an environment of grasses, shells, sands and flowers thicken on the paper. But also of wax beads directly poured onto the paper, that wax which the poet used to light up the evenings on Mota Safon, the small island "Pasolini", as it is now in nautical maps, offered in concession to the director by the Municipality of Grado as a support for the filming of Medea set in the lagoon. The subject of these drawings are lagoon views, the "tapi" - the sandbanks in the Grado dialect - as much as everyday objects made of nets, poles, lamps. Also on display are portraits of some friends: Giuseppe Zigaina, Aldo Venier, and then the great Medea of the film, Maria Callas, portrayed in profile with a regal bearing in three sumptuous pieces, one of which was recently rediscovered. The event was initiated by the Pier Paolo Pasolini Study Centre of Casarsa della Delizia for Pier Paolo's 100th birthday and is now in Grado enhanced by 2 previously unpublished pieces. It also tells the story of the discoveries made by Francesca Agostinelli, curator of the exhibition, in 6 years of research that began with some photographs and the stories of Giuseppe Zigaina whose memoirs Agostinelli collected. Drawings by Pasolini and a small drawing by Ninetto Davoli dedicating "I lumi affumicanti del Safon" to Pier Paolo have re-emerged from 9 private collections. It is the summer of 1970.
The event is supported by a number of lagoon excursions to Mota Safon and the Casone Pasolini, once the home of the Centaur Chiron (actor Laurent Terzieff), who opens the film Medea with the wise teachings to the young Jason: "everything is holy", he says, pointing to the Grado lagoon and emphasising that "when Nature seems natural, it will all be over".
Event organised by the Municipality of Grado with the patronage of the Centro Studi Pier Paolo Pasolini di Casarsa della Delizia, Cineteca del Friuli and PromoTurismo FVG. With the collaboration of Altreforme soc. coop., Consorzio Grado Turismo and Graisani de Palù, Grado
Exhibition and catalogue edited by Francesca Agostinelli.