FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA HAS 111 KM. (68 MILES) OF COASTLINE RANGING FROM SANDY BEACHES TO PEBBLE - AND ROCKY BEACHES
Friuli Venezia Giulia is bordered in the south by the Adriatic Sea. In total there is 111 km (68 miles) of coastline. You will find kilometers of wide sandy beaches with the main attraction in the south Udine province - the large beach resort Lignano. Here young and old can enjoy themselves because it offers a wide range of entertainment facilities such as discos, adventure parks, water parks, a zoo and many other fun things to do! There are also a lot of nice bike rides to choose from. Lignano is known as 'Lignano Sabbiadoro' which literally means 'golden sand'.
The region also has its own island called Grado. The island in the province of Gorizia is connected to the mainland by a long bridge. It’s also called the solar island. Since the 19th century it has been a famous spa resort. The beaches are formed by fine sand and the slowly sloping shoreline creates a long shallow section that is ideal for holidays with small children.
Both Lignano and Grado wave blue flags "Bandiera Blu" which guarantees the seawater is good quality.
To the east of the region towards Slovenia, the coastline of sandy beaches makes room for a much more rugged landscape, with high rocks and cliffs made of limestone rock. Here you will only find pebble and rock beaches, the ideal place, thanks to its clear waters, for snorkeling and diving. The best known of these is Sistiana.
All in all, there is a beach for everyone! The fact that the region is not so big and that you can hike in the mountains in the morning and lie on the beach in the afternoon, is a perfect reason to come here on a holiday!
I didn't even talk yet about the beautiful towns’ and villages’ rich history. More about that in the rest of this website.