Visit the cities of art

Lignano is the starting point for excursions in the most beautiful cities in the North-East of Italy

Venice is one of the cities most beautiful and rich culture of Europe and is located relatively close to Lignano Sabbiadoro.For those wishing to spend a different day from the beach and the sea, a visit to Venice we will definitely have some beautiful emotions. To reach it you can use the train, leaving from the nearby station or Latisana to Portsmouth.
In summer there are organized boat trips that connect Venice Lignano in no more than an hour away. We do not recommend going by car because Venice has no public parking, but only private garages, with very high costs. Among the works and monuments that make it famous throughout the world include Piazza San Marco with the Basilica and Bell Tower, the Rialto Bridge, etc.. For those wishing to take a guided tour, are consistently organized tour of the most important islands of Venice, the best known are Murano and Burano, famous for handmade glass and the “lace”, respectively, and the Lido area known as bathing in the peak area, as well as a showcase for the leading annual international film festival.

Capital of the region Friuli Venezia Giulia, 90 km from Lignano, was an important harbor city of ancient Rome, whose ruins can be seen throughout the city. Trieste to rival Venice resisted until it became a protectorate of the Habsburg Empire, while maintaining its autonomy as a free port, which was maintained until the final annexation by Italy in 1975 after twenty years of free territory under UN auspices. Today is an important port to the northern markets. His style buildings typically Habsburg house museums and theaters, making it both modern and romantic city living of the past. You can admire monuments of international fame first and foremost the castle of Miramare Castle and the monumental Sangiusto flagship Victory.

A town rich in history, 50 Km from Lignano, was a Roman colony. Founded as a bulwark of the barbarian invasions was destroyed by Attila in 450 and it says that refugees founded Venice. It was rebuilt and underwent various occupations: the Lombards to the republic of Venice, the Holy Roman Empire Austro-Hungarian Empire, until its annexation to Italy after the First World War. The ancient river port and the hole are the most famous ruins along the Romanesque basilica built in 313, in which you can admire the mosaics of masterly workmanship in excellent condition.

At 40 km from Lignano rises one of the most beautiful monuments of Venetian “Villa Manin Passariano” wonderful villa residence of the last doge of Venice, Ludovico Manin, the grandson of the noble Friulian Antonio Manin who had it built in the sixteenth century. The noble Manin, in the years renovated the original complex enriched with frescoes, sculptures and works of art of the period. Napoleon Bonaparte stayed with Josephine on the occasion of signing the “Treaty of Campo Formio”.

Fortress city in the middle of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, 50 km from Lignano, was entirely rebuilt by the Venetian Republic in 1600, fell under Austrian rule, then under the French under Napoleon. Its monuments, the square-shaped pentagonal and museums make it an international tourist destination. Many historical events, cultural, artistic, religious, sports and gastronomic enrich the tourist offer of the city.

At 70 Km from Lignano, on the border with Slovenia, is the city of Gorizia, Austria symbol of irredentism. Its origins are medieval, even if you know the ancient Roman settlements. Its name dates from the year 1000: the modern era was the county, protectorate and Hapsburg territory until its liberation in 1918. The medieval castle, completely rebuilt, along with the Museum of the Great War, which attract many tourists, the streets and squares in Central European character, can enjoy gourmet specialties such as beans and strucolo putizza or the special plum dumplings and goulash, all accompanied by the famous wines of the Collio.

At 70 km from Lignano, takes its origins from the Neolithic period, increasing its importance over time to become the city with its castle, donated by brass around the year 1000 with the name Utinum. The castle dominates the town from a hilltop that they say artificially constructed, the Loggia del Lionello, building great Venetian Gothic style, facing the Lodge of St. John’s dominated by the clock tower, a copy of that of Venice with the bell and died in the living room of Freedom Square. Major cathedrals full of frescoes by artists such as Tiepolo or the work of famous architects like Massari.


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