Lignano Sabbiadoro (Friuli Venezia Giulia): what to see

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What to see in Lignano Sabbiadoro, itinerary including the main places of interest, including the Church of Santa Maria with its frescoes, the terrace by the sea, with its beautiful sunsets, the long lagoon Trento, the Arena alpe adria and the zoo park with its exotic animals.


Tourist information

Located in a peninsula sixty kilometers from Udine and about ninety kilometers from Venice and Trieste, Lignano Sabbiadoro is a famous seaside resort, located to the left of the mouth of the Tagliamento river.

Lignano Sabbiadoro was formerly inhabited by the Romans who had used it as a military outpost to control the lagoon.


Connected to the hinterland through a regional road, Lignano knew its tourist vocation from the early 1900s, when the first hotel settlements began to be created, in a period when the peninsula was not yet reachable by land and was largely part covered by a dense pine forest, with some rural buildings along the lagoon coast.

The construction of the first bathhouse dates back to 1903.

The inhabited center is divided into the three districts of Lignano Pineta, Lignano Riviera and Lignano Sabbiadoro.


There is a spa where the therapeutic properties recognized to sea water and sand are exploited.

What see

Among the main monuments and places of interest is the Church of Santa Maria, in whose interior you can admire a remarkable cycle of frescoes dating back to the fifteenth century.

The Terrazza a Mare di Lignano, which was designed by architect Aldo Bernardis in 1969 and inaugurated in 1972, replaced the existing one, created by architect Valle.


From this structure, where there are solarium services, bars and shops of various types, you can admire beautiful sunsets.

The long lagoon Trento is a cycle path with a pedestrian path alongside it, which runs alongside the lagoon of Marano and includes some returns intended for a rest to relax and enjoy the view.

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The Alpe Adria Arena is a modern building located next to the municipality, created to host concerts and shows.

In the Punta Verde zoo park there are many specimens of exotic animals.

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