Lignano Sabbiadoro Travel Guide

  • Lignano Sabbiadoro
    by solopes
  • Lignano Sabbiadoro
    by solopes
  • Lignano Sabbiadoro
    by solopes

Lignano Sabbiadoro Things to Do

  • Piazza Fontana

    Differently from the beaches in Portugal or Spain, the commercial activity is not located in the marginal avenue, but in a parallel one a few meters behind. Here and there a roundabout signal the main traffic streets, and, though the long beach has not a defined central area, we may refer to Piazza Fontana as the most central place in town. That...

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  • Lungomare

    It was a surprise the calm of this long avenue bordering the beach. The commerce is in the back, parking has severe restrictions, and September reduced the travellers. How will it be in peak time?

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  • Church

    The church, located in the pedestrian main avenue, is the liveliest area of town. With a modern look, it didn't "invite me in" - I tried to visit the small St Mary chapel near the sports center but couldn't do it. So the only thing that I may recommend from the main church is the sound of the bells, clearly audible at distance.

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  • Massage

    There were not many sellers in the beach, but we were surprised by a few Thai ladies offering... Thai massage. Fernanda couldn't resist (of course!), and in two successive days tried two different experts. Was it good? Sure! Which one was the best? No idea, but both tried to grant Fernanda as a regular client.No way! The games were waiting us! With...

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  • Laguna

    I tried to do a trip across the laguna to Grado, but couldn't do it. I thought that there were regular connections along the day, but I was wrong - there's a boat that makes one trip in the morning along the lagoon, and another one in the afternoon to Grado, And that's all. If you can't adapt to the scheduled trips, just forget it, and that's what...

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  • Viale Venezia

    All my stay in Lignano was lived around this pedestrian street, that makes part of the commercial axis of town. Stretching from Piazza Abbazia and the church, it was the closest to our hotel, and each day (three times a day, to be honest) Fernanda counted the shops and verified that they kept selling the same things, while I slowly walked in the...

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Lignano Sabbiadoro Hotels

  • Hotel Al Prater

    I think that I never read comments about a hotel with such unanimity - it was very good. Even in 5...

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  • Eurovil Garni

    Arco del Bragozzo 3, Lignano Sabbiadoro, 33054, It

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • Bellavista

    Lungomare Trieste 70, Lignano Sabbiadoro, 33054, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

Lignano Sabbiadoro Restaurants

  • Self Service

    The cheapest restaurant, was a kind of self-service - we ordered in the counter, paid the bill, and brought to table what was ready to consume, waiting for the food needing cooking or eating. Pizza is the main dish, but there are alternatives.I tried to go there again in my first dinner, but the rain during the day announcing the end of summer...

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  • My favorite

    We used this restaurant twicw, both times with a very positive impression. Its location and exterior look convinced me that it should me expensive, but I think that it had the best price-quality ratio. The menu is long, and though dominated by the inevitable pizza, it as a great diversity.The prices were in line with the other, which meant more...

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  • Fresh fish

    Here we were already organized to save some money - we need not to eat at the Italian way - Antipasto, first dish, second dish, desert, and one more quilogram in the belly... No!We ordered only a first and a second dish and shared them, however we didn't save...The second dish was expensive - mix grilled fish - but... who cares? It was good!In...

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Lignano Sabbiadoro Nightlife

  • Night stroll

    There is not much to do and see at night in Lignano, so, the common night occupation is walking in the main commercial street, stopping for a drink in the many restaurants and bars. Near the church it is possible to listen to some music, performed by street artists. For a couple of nights there was a very good south american group.

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  • Private party

    Some sports events provide extra animation, and that could be a good chance for a different night in a calm city. The European Masters Games made two parties, one at the opening, in the beach and the final one at the sports centre. We were not present in the first one, but we heard that it was a great event, with thousands of people. The last one...

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  • Exhibition by the streets

    Lignano offers some free exhibitions during the Summer months like this one : men on stilts dancing on a very rythmic music. T shirt and short sleave shirt.

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Lignano Sabbiadoro Transportation

  • Trip from Paris to Lignano

    In 2012, we have changed our travel policy to reach Lignano. We take the plane early in morning to fly to Venice 1:40 and then we have reserved a taxi. There was some construction work on the highway so the journey lasted 2 hours with a driver who was not affraid by the passing prohibited signal nor the speed limit in order to not be blocked within...

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  • Trip to Venice

    You can buy 1-day tickets to Venice which cost € 22,5 (2010 price) from ATVO. It includes bus from Lignano Sabbiadoro or Lignano Pineta to Punta Sabbioni (2 hours), and boat from Punta Sabbioni to Venice center (45 mins).This trip is non guided and is highly recommended. You leave Lignano at 7:30 and will be in Venice at 10:40. You have to leave...

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  • Passing the toll barrier of Venice

    One of the main black point of the itinerary to reach Lignano from the West is the Venice toll Barrier. There are always long lines in Summer especially on Saturday afternoon when the tourists arrive to begin their vacation.The queue is announced some kilometers before by the radio or by the GPS.My tip is to go on the right line because near the...

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Lignano Sabbiadoro Shopping

  • A distant mall

    Vacation for Fernanda means... shopping (as a matter of fact everything means shopping for her...), and I tried to find a suitable program in Lignano. Well, it was not easy - it is a beach, and the local commerce reflects it. However, in all the ways to and from Lignano there was advertising of a great retail park in Palmanova. Can you imagine how...

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  • Great image

    No, I didn't buy anything there (I didn't buy food out of restaurants, otherwise I would), but couldn't resist to stop and look, each time I passed in front of the shop - several times a day.I don't know what is the strongest reason to attract people - maybe the very large window, maybe the geometric organization of the displayed items, maybe the...

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  • Gelateria

    Everywhere there are gelaterie which propose delicious ice creams and sorbets.You can choose :- a cone or a cup- a granita : fruit juice with crished ice- a frappe : ice cream mixed with milk- a mangia bevi (eat and drink) : a lot of ice cream scoops in a sirup. Only if you are hungry. 1 scoop = 1,20 euro

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Lignano Sabbiadoro Local Customs

  • The dog beach

    The beaches are prohibited for dogs and animals. But at Lignano Sabbiadoro East, the dogs have their own beach in which they are allowed to stay if they are kept on the leash. May I bring my rothweiller ?

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  • Try the Chinotto

    I never found the Chinotto outside Italy.It is a soda made with chemical products an especially, the quinine. Its flavor is bitter and surprising.I know my description does not promote the Chinotto but I suggest you try : it is very surprising and in any case better than the Root Beer.One brand of this beverage is owned by Coca Cola.During my last...

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  • Non capisco il Tedesco

    July is the German month and August is the French one. Both months are of course also Italian.When a shopkeeper listens to my heavy accent, he answers me in German.But, in spite of 16 months in Germany as a soldier, I do not speak and understand German. So, I answer :Non capisco il Tedesco, ma provi l'Italiano. Va meglio.

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Lignano Sabbiadoro Warnings and Dangers

  • Parking

    Parking in Lignano is not easy nor cheap - large forbidden extensions and the streets near the beach have parking meter, with short term control and high prices. Most hotels have reserved parking, and that must be a point to consider when booking.Our hotel - El Prater - had free parking a few meters distant from the hotel, in a fenced terrain,...

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  • Too good pastries

    Pay attention to the Italian pastry, you risk to take some pounds if you abuse.The Italian breakfast with a soft bread and a pastry is delitfull. It's the trap.The right address : Panificio Gobatto - Via del Bosco & Via Miramare open at 7AM (but they are late each morning)

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  • Be aware of burglar

    The city is safe and the police is present everywhere.But there are some tourists who wait to be financed by the other tourists. So hide your purse and your valuables, even the basis things like towells and clothes. Close your windows and shutters when you leave.A safe in the room can be usefull.We got one during our last stay and we used it.

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Lignano Sabbiadoro What to Pack

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    by GUYON Updated Jan 1, 2009

    Luggage and bags: Avoid heavy luggages : often, the hotels and buildings have no elevator.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Shirts or T shirt are compulsory in the streets and you must be protected against sun.
    If you forget your sun glasses, you will easily buy them at Lignano.
    Bring also a beach towel (except if the hotel gives you one) because the sand can be very hot on the afternoon.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Moskito repellant (but you can buy it "alla farmacia")
    You can forget the hairdryer. First because, there is one in the room or in the appartment. Second, because the air is dry and so the hair dryer is not really usefull.

    Photo Equipment: Do not forget the UV lence (the days are sunny) and the flash (to shoot photographes when you stroll by the streets at night)

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Bathing suit with or without bra (in the North of Italy, there is no real concern).
    If you wish to go to a free beach do not forget your umbrella and your tongs if you wish to put your feet on the sand.
    If your hotel has a pool, the bathing cap can be compulsory. So, do not forget "la cuffia".

    Miscellaneous: If you rent an appartment, bring a frying pan (they always forget to put one) and if you are French have bowls (Italians use cups).
    If you want to put a pizza in your oven, bring the oven : it misses in all the appartments (may be, for the benefit of the surrounding restaurants)
    A sun screen for the car even it is AC equiped

    Beach of Lignano Sabbiadoro Warm weather in Summer Brief shower sometime
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Lignano Sabbiadoro Off The Beaten Path

  • New buildings in Lignano

    The sky scrappers are arrived in Lignano. Large and luxious buildings have been built on Lungomare Trieste between 2010 and 2011.

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  • Piazza della Fontana

    It is the Lignano Sabbiadoro center. Around the place there are shops, cafes and restaurants, real estate agents.

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  • Meow

    This minah bird goes meow.Really.Not kiddingIt is owned by the news agent who stands and the beginning of the Via Udine

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Lignano Sabbiadoro Sports & Outdoors

  • European Masters Games

    I read that Lignano Sabiaddoro is a beach that attracts using an extra argument - sports. With large and good sportive facilities, several sportive events of all kinds take place in town, giving life to it. As a matter of fact, I would never go to Lignano Sabbiadoro, if it wasn't... sports.European Masters Games was an event that gathered more than...

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  • Bathing here is a risk

    Bathing here, so it looks to me, must be a high risk. The sea-water looks mudy and dirty, in fact, you cannot see the usual green or blue colour as elswhere on the sea-shore. What surprised me the most, I couldn't see the bottom even in the shallow. Since the bathing isn't recommendable, I suggest you other activities like boating, surfing or...

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Lignano Sabbiadoro Favorites

  • Beach

    What are the main features of Lignano beaches :- they are long and large- the sand is fine and yellow, rather clean- the beaches are equiped with deckchairs and sun umbrellas (see tariff 2012 on the last picture)- there is no tide and you can bath everytime- the depth of the water is very progressive and there is no current. The safety is maximum...

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  • Visitors Center

    To rent an appartment or to choose an accomodationTo book a guided tourTo get a map (una piantina)To know the entertainement schedule To have info about the local attractions Located Via Latisana near the center

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  • The sea-water

    The end of June isn't high season, yet the sea-water looks already mudy. In one of my prevoius visites to Lignano, by the middle of July, the water I saw was terrible dirty. I cannot even imagine to swimm in it! The beach was crowded with hundreds of thousands of tourists, most of them coming from the Northern Europe.Lignano Sabbiadoro isn't good...

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