Lignano Sabbiadoro – popular sea site resort on the northern Adriatic coast

Lignano Sabbiadoro is a popular sea site resort situated on the northern Adriatic coast, in the Italian region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, about 100 kilometers of the famous and most beautiful city in the world – Venice.

The gradual access into the sea makes Lignano Sabbiadoro an ideal holiday destination especially for families with children. But the beaches and sea in this area are also great for the lovers of water sports. There is also a network of perfect roads which invites you to enjoy your inline skating holiday.

Aquasplash - water park, Lignano Sabbiadoro, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
Aquasplash – water park, Lignano Sabbiadoro by Flavio Di Pietro

Lignano Sabbiadoro is an ideal place for nature lovers as well. One can enjoy long walks along the beach or in the thick pine parks. Lignano is situated on the small peninsula that offers parks, tree-lined streets, nature reserve, as well as, magical lagoon. With such a great nature, your summer holiday at the sea can be even more adventurous.

Marano lagoon, Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy
Marano lagoon, Lignano Sabbiadoro by Triante2009

Lignano Sabbiadoro is one of the most visited resorts of northern Italy, mainly due to the fact that it is one of the nearest sea-locations to the northern European countries. Perhaps it is equally popular as well-known Bibione lying 10 kilometers away. Lignano offers 8 km long sandy beach with gradual entry into the sea.

Visitors can relax on the beach, have fun and choose from a wide range of services, which includes e.g. 6 amusement parks, biking trails, horse riding, sports facilities, golf course, tennis courts and completely equipped port that can accommodate up to 5,000 boats and yachts.

Lignano Sabbiadoro (port), Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
Lignano Sabbiadoro (port), Friuli-Venezia Giulia by Luigi Chiesa

Lignano consists of 3 parts:


Sabbiadoro is a carefree center full of life, restaurants, some of the best shops, sports facilities, playgrounds, night clubs and tourist ports.

It is characterized by lively day and night life. Many cultural and entertainment events take place here during the summer months.

It offers lots of first-class attractions – a water park with plenty of slides and toboggans (Aquasplash), a great zoo, summer theater, and amusement park (Gulliverlandia). With so many attractions, it is a guarantee that one will never get bored in Lignano Sabbiadoro on your holidays.


Pineta is elegant and quiet area; villas and hotels are hidden in the countryside. This part has been established in 1953.

Fountain of Viale Gorizia, Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy
Fountain of Viale Gorizia by Triante2009


Riviera is a residential area surrounded by spruce greenery and similar to Pineta it offers undisturbed holiday in addition to important facilities, such as spa, zoo, modern tourist port and golf course.

Sunrise in Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy
Sunrise in Lignano Sabbiadoro by Elisabetta

Lignano Sabbiadoro is proudly one of the most visited resorts in Italy. With excellent service and a number of different activities and entertainment, it is very popular among travellers.

Useful links and information:

Aquasplash – Great aquapark – / Adult whole-day ticket costs €21.

Gulliverlandia – Thematic park with amazing aquarium – / Basic admission is €18.

Parco Zoo Punta Verde – zoo set in nature full of palm trees – / Basic admission is €13.

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