Lignano Sabbiadoro is a bustling family-friendly coastal destination in northern Italy. It spreads across an entire peninsula set between the Adriatic Sea and Marano Lagoon. Spend your time in Lignano Sabbiadoro relaxing on pristine beaches, trying watersports, exploring theme parks and playing golf.
Lignano Sabbiadoro splits into three districts: Lignano Sabbiadoro, the historic center; the forest-backed oasis of Lignano Pineta; and the laid-back Lignano Riviera. A 5-mile (8-kilometer) beach runs along the resort’s coastline, lapped at by inviting crystal-clear water. Find gazebos, loungers and sun umbrellas for rent in addition to changing facilities. Choose between the public access areas or the private clubs, complete with bars, restaurants and children’s entertainment.
Cool off on a hot day by taking a refreshing swim in the Adriatic Sea. Try kitesurfing, parasailing, wake-boarding and windsurfing. Rent a paddleboat or play beach soccer and volleyball. Walk out on the pier at the peninsula’s northern tip, where a viewing deck affords panoramas of nearby Isola Marinetta and Marano Lagoon.
The resort is home to five amusement parks. Have fun on the waterslides and wave pool at Aquaspalsh. Learn about dinosaurs and see replicas of world-famous monuments at Gulliverlandia. Spot over 1,000 bird species at Parco Zoo Punta Verde and discover traditional fairground attractions at Lunapark. Kids will enjoy the bouncy castle, merry-go-rounds and toy train at Parco Junior.
Golfers can play a round of 18 holes at Golf Club Lignano. Alternatively, pamper yourself at the therapeutic spa, Terme di Lignano. Take a break from the summer sun in leafy parks, including Parco Hemingway and Parco San Giovanni Bosco.
Be sure to partake in some retail therapy at the boutiques, fashion outlets, handcraft stores and jewelers situated on the pedestrian-only Via Tolmezzo. Order fresh seafood dishes, pizzas and risottos at the varied collection of restaurants. Sample the resort’s buzzing nightlife at bars and open-air clubs.
Reach Lignano Sabbiadoro by taking public buses and trains from either Trieste or Venice. Extend your stay to visit the attractive resorts of the Venetian Riviera, which stretches south along the Adriatic Sea.
Marinas, Theme Parks and Fashion