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Grado Travel Guide  

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The city of Grado was once mainly a fishing center however today it is a popular tourist destination. It is known generally as L'Isola del Sole which means The Sunny Island in Italian. Its second claim to fame is its popularity because of being a spa town. Along with Marano Lagunare, it is the center of the Marano-Grado Inlet, which is famous for its pure nature and scenic beauty .Today there are regular finds of engravings, caskets, marble monuments and small bronzes that once furnished its cottages. The remains of one of these villas have been unearthed on the islet of Gorgo in the bay. Some of the places worth a visit are The Basilica of Sant'Eufemia (Cathedral), the basilica of Santa Maria delle Grazie, The Barbana Sanctuary which was rebuilt and enlarged. Inside the church you will find mosaics done many years ago, making for a very pretty picture. Of the ancient fort only one tower was turned into a private residential place and portions of the old walls are still visible. Underneath the Town Hall are the remnants of the Palaeo-Christian basilica of Piazza Vittoria. Today, Grado entices notches of travelers every year to its hotels and encampments. A huge water park run by a community business is the key fascination, it comes with indoor as well as open-air swimming pools, it also boasts of a health center that offers relaxing spas. The town also has a very well maintained preserved pedestrian only center, in which many, bars, shops and restaurants are located. Since it is only meant for people on foot you do not have to worry about traffic. You can you’re your own sweet time to meander around browsing at your own pace .This city has facilities for many sporting activities, which includes tennis, wind-surfing, and golf. From Grado one can enjoy expeditions by boat to the Grado Lagoon where one can visit the many little islands around it. If you are a huge golf fan you may want to visit the golf court which though small has some amazing amenities. You can enjoy playing with the visitors from different parts of the world for a stipulated period of time. As food is the major priority especially when you are a traveller and if you like to explore things particularly local dishes, you will find a lot of sea food which is obvious because of proximity to sea but you can experience some extraordinary tastes with variety of sauces. Food lovers will find the specialty across the city with almost 80% of the restaurants producing different flavors every time you visit them. One great find was the wonderful beach resort of Grado which is about14km south of Aquileia. It is spread along a narrow island with lagoons at the back and is connected the main part of the city by a causeway the beaches are quite decent but not really the best that Italy has to offer. Grado has a tourist season that comes alive from around May to about September, but is also prime territory to hang out on any sunny day.

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gradesi e graisani
Santi Ermacora e Fortunato
12 luglio
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