Around the "Bel Paese"
Thanks toits geographical position, Bibione is an excellent start point to discover all the beauties of North-East of Italy: country of art and history, but also of natural beauties and fascinating landscapes.
First of all Venice with its history is reachable also by boat from the harbour of Bibione Pineda. Moving towards the hinterland you can discover the treasures of history: Verona with the performance in its Arena, Padova, Aquileia with the ruins of the Roman Empire, Trieste.
These are all excursions you can do in one day, with the certainty to come back to a peaceful place suitable to all your requests
Here we suggest some excursions:
Venice (100KM) is a city that offers unending emotions. Various tours are waiting for you: every “calle” and every little canal is a concentration of architecture, art and history that fascinating tourists coming from all over the world. The most comfortable way to reach Venice is by train: from the railway station in Latisana (20km from Bibione) leaves a train to Venice every hour.
Grotta Gigante -(GIANT CAVE)Trieste (100KM) on the triestine Karst, has recently been officially classified as the largest tourist cave in the world
The "MIRAMARE CASTLE" Trieste (100KM) is surrounded by a flourishing park full of precious botanic species, and has a charming panoramic view, given its location on a cliff high above the sea. It stands on the peak of the rocky promontory of Grignano in the Gulf of Trieste, and is about 10 km from the city itself. Commissioned in the second half of the 19th century by the Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian of Hapsburg as a residence for himself and his wife, Charlotte of Belgium, the castle offers today's visitors an example of a luxurious aristocratic residence which has preserved its original furnishings.
The D.O.C. LISON-PRAMAGGIORE WINE ROUTE- Portogruaro (30KM) offers more than one itinerary, but which ever one you choose, it will take you to meet the ancient Postumia and Annia Roads. Where the two roads cross, the Romans built the important town of Julia Concordia, now Concordia Sagittaria, whose ruins– the domus, the baths, the walls and the Paleochristian Cathedral - can still be seen today. The area is famous for its white and red wines - Lison-Pramaggiore (which recently became a DOC label), IGT Veneto Orientale, IGT Veneto and IGT Delle Venezie. Numerous famous local specialities complete the range of attractions offered by this district, such as white asparagus from Bibione, a particular kind of nut, the pears from Venetian region and Montasio cheese.
Aquileia (65KM) the Basilica is certainly worth a visit, with its simple Romanic and Gothic style. Next door stands the stunning Bell Tower dating from 308-309 b.c, however, it is the inside of the Basilica and its mosaics that are the most interesting to visit. The mosaics date from the 4th century and are the largest and most spectacular Paleochristian mosaic cycle in Western world, depicting an assortment of different animals, all with strong allusions to religious symbology.
San Daniele del Friuli (110KM) San Daniele is not only a ham, but also a place. A magical one, just a stone's throw from the Pre-Alps, lapped by the shores of the river Tagliamento. It is here, in Friuli, that San Daniele ham has found the ideal environment and the best micro-climatic conditions to become an Italian culinary speciality, which is recognised and loved throughout the world. In San Daniele there are 27 ham factories, 19 industrial and 8 smaller plants. Today, we will visit the only factory situated in the centre of San Daniele, where we will stay for approximately 30 minutes and where it will be possible to unveil the secrets that make this ham so peculiar. After the visit, you will have the chance to taste San Daniele ham at the restaurant and lunch.
The entertainment city
A sea of happiness and enjoyment, you find it only in Bibione: the beach, in fact is the ideal place for children who can play for the entire holiday in complete safety and without any fear. Every day, a free performance (for info www.bibionespiaggia.com) is organized and along the beach equipment and games for children are available.
Paraflight Seaside front Via Sagittario
Sala Giochi Argonauti(GAMES ROOM: via Costellazioni
Parco Giochi Rio Blu (PLAYGROUND) via Meduna
Luna Park via Orsa Maggiore
FOR A DIFFERENT DAY,, visit:
AQUA PARK "AQUASPLASH": with artificial waves and long water slides - Lignano Sabbiadoro, viale Europa www.aquasplash.it
THEME PARK "GULLIVERLANDIA": where you and your children can travel around the world in just few hours - Lignano Sabbiadoro, via S. Giuliano www.gulliverlandia.it
PARCO ZOO PUNTA VERDE: with its over 2.500 animal species - Lignano Sabbiadoro, via G. Scerbanenco www.parcozoopuntaverde.it
THE PARROT PARK: single theme park with over 300 species of parrots - Latisana, via J. Tomadini www.parcodeipappagalli.com
PALMANOVA OUTLET VILLAGGE - 90 brand shops with discounts until 70% on outlet price - is a shopping citadel with plenty of pedestrian areas and vast, free of charge parking areas. Instead of the traditional type of stores, it hosts over 90 outlets selling famous Italian and European brands of clothes and fashion accessories, cosmetics, home decoration products, as well as restaurants, coffee bars and other socializing areas www.palmanovaoutlet.it
In Bibione you will not have a boring minute. Many, in fact, are the activities, games and the entertainment: windsurf, rental boat, beach-volley, soccer, minigolf, bowling, horseriding, cycle-lanes alont the sea and around Bibione..
BICYCLE - 30 km of cycle-lanes plunged in the green area
TENNIS CENTER - via Cellina
SWIMMING SCHOOL - swimming course on the sea for children and adults - via Castore - for info tel. 339-3723236Scuola
Golf Club Lignano- Lignano Riviera www.golflignano.it
Go Kart- Prescenicco, via valle Hierschel n° 2 www.kart-fvg.com
Bibione Pesca / Fishing - Via dei Ginepri 139 - Bibione Pineda www.bibionepesca.it