Sailing in the extreme corner of north-eastern Italy is really special. You will find long stretches of golden sand in the seaside resorts of LIGNANO SABBIADORO and GRADO, and white cliffsdropping sheer into the sea towards TRIESTE, the charming Central-European city surrounded by the blue waters of the Adriatic.
In Friuli Venezia Giulia pleasure boaters will find 23 marinas and various mooring points among which 22 sailing clubs, it being a leading region in Italy for the number of facilities and moorings.
Along 130 Km of coast various are the facilities providing many services, moorings equipped for mega yachts as well, ashore entertainment and all kinds of comforts.
Many are the facilities situated near the important tourist centres of Trieste, Aquileia, Grado and Lignano.
Therefore, it is possible to organize daily tours to discover the cultural beauties of the region or to enjoy the beaches of Grado and Lignano, with a gently sloping sea bed.
If you love good food, you will be spoilt for choice by the many restaurants with mooring facilities in Trieste, Grado, Lignano, along the Stella river and in the lagoon of Grado and Marano.
Enjoying Friuli Venezia Giulia’s coast is easy also thanks to passenger sea transport. Travelling on the motor ships you can reach Muggia and the Miramare Castle from Trieste and from Trieste you can get to Grado with a short sail.
Moreover, in the lagoons of Grado and Marano on the motor ships you will have the chance to discover the “casoni” (typical fishermen’s huts), the local flora and fauna enjoying typical lunches on board.
Friuli Venezia Giulia also means safety for pleasure boaters. Not only will you sail in calm waters, you will also have at your disposal companies and craftsmen specializing in boat assistance, from large cruise ships, to high-performance hulls and wooden boats.
Friuli Venezia Giulia, a land of great events. The Barcolana, the most crowded international regatta in the Mediterranean, is held in the Gulf of Trieste in October.
Without forgetting specialized shows, such as Nautilia, a second-hand boat exhibition that is held in Aprilia Marittima in October, and Vela & Vela in Porto San Rocco.
In Friuli Venezia Giulia you can do many water sports thanks to specialized schools and facilities, where you will find sailing, kitesurfing, scuba diving, windsurfing and canyoning courses and much more!