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Lignano Sabbiadoro [6] is a seaside resort located on the Adriatic Sea coast of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region, in the North-Eastern part of Italy.

It is one of favored summer holiday retreats of the Germans and Swiss in the near-by north, who come for the pristine beaches, active nightlife, and culture.


F104 in Lignano Pineta
Lignano Beach at sunset

The municipality is divided into three different districts:

  • Riviera the western part of the peninsula is predominantly residential, with small villas, and low rise condos set amongst pine trees.
  • Pineta right in the centre of the town, features a modest commercial center, popular beaches, and a plethora of night life venues.
  • Sabbiadoro at the Eastern end of the peninsula, contains a bustling commercial center, soaring high rise condominiums and yet even more nightlife and cultural venues than Pineta.

Get in[edit]

By bus[edit]

There are many bus services directed to Lignano from Udine, Latisana, Trieste and Venice.

By car[edit]

Motorway A4 Venezia-Trieste or A23 Tarvisio-Venezia, exit Latisana. Then follow SS 354 towards Lignano for about 18km.

By plane[edit]

Closest airports are Trieste’s Ronchi dei Legionari [7], which is 65km from Lignano, and Venice’s Marco Polo [8], 95km from Lignano. From the airports you can reach Lignano by bus or you can rent a car.

By train[edit]

Lignano doesn’t have a train station. The closest ones are in Latisana (23km), Portogruaro (35km) and Udine (60km). They are all connected to Lignano via bus.

Get around[edit]

Walk or rent a bike, the best ways to move around and enjoy the city. There is also a bus service [9].

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Do[edit][add listing]

  • Aquasplash, Viale Europa, Lignano Sabbiadoro, + 39 0431 428826 (, fax: +39 0431 429613), [1]. daily 10AM 6PM. Water park. daily 10AM-6PM: adults 21€, children (3-8yo) 16€; afternoon (2:30PM 6PM: adults 16€ children 14€.  edit
  • Terme di Lignano, Lungomare Riccardo Riva 1/C - Lignano Sabbiadoro, +39.0431.422217 (, fax: +39.0431.424488), [2]. Thalassotherapy institute, spa and beauty center. Offers a wide range of treatments such as massages, physiokinesiteraphy and much more.  edit

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Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Alla Vecchia Finanza, Corso delle Nazioni 110 Lignano Sabbiadoro, +39 0431 424440, [3]. Only fish.  edit
  • Pizzeria Bella Napoli, Via Centrale, 20 Lignano Sabbiadoro, +39 0431 71256 (, fax: +39 0431 71256), [4]. Well renowned pizzeria and restaurant in a good location.  edit
  • Ristorante Agosti, (vi Tolmezzo 52 - Lignano Sabbiadoro), +39.0431.71215 (), [5]. Noon – 2:15PM / 6:30 – 10:30PM. Very good and in central location.  edit

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Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Hotel Bellavista Lungomare Trieste 70, tel. +39 0431 71313, fax +39 0431 720602 [10]. The hotel Bellavista enjoys a marvellous location on the sea front, surrounded by the lush greenery of pine trees. It is just a few minutes walk from Lignano's shops, bars and restaurants and just 5 kms away from the Lignano Golf club.
  • Hotel Nettuno Lungomare Trieste 24, 33054 - Tel. +39 0431 71333 Fax +39 0431 73678, [11]. This hotel lies in the historical area of the town, directly facing the beach promenade and at the same time only a few meters far from the town center. Parking place and beach service are already in the room price included, while interesting last-minutes are available on the their web site.
  • Lignano Apartments offers apartments and villas renting direct from the owners. Lignano Sabbiadoro, tel. +39 348 8040833


  • Netcafé, Corso degli Alisei 11, [12]. The oldest Internet café in town, open every day non-stop from 7:00am until 2:00am. 16 multimedia PCs where users can surf the Internet or play Internet and network games. B/w printing available upon request. The local also offers wireless Internet access: guests can surf the Internet with their own laptop using a WiFi high-speed connection. Please note that in Italy a personal document is required in order to be allowed surfing from a public Internet access like the Internet café.

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