Grado can easily be accessed by car, bus, train, plane, and boat. Even guests visiting without a car can enjoy a variety of day trips, from visiting rural and urban landscapes to soaking up the region’s history, to exploring neighboring countries and experiencing the cultural atmosphere transcending borders: Friulian, Giulian, Venetian, Habsburg, and Mitteleuropean.
Grado also offers three Unesco World Heritage sites in the neighboring surroundings.
Aquiliea an ancient Roman town with its enchanting basilica and famous mosaics; Palmanova, a well-preserved Venetian fortress town; and Cividale del Friuli, famous for Julius Caesar, the Longobards and its wines from the Colli Orientali DOC. Also located close to Grado is Udine, known as the city of Tiepolo, considered the heart of Friuli with its castle, its osterie (bars), and characterized by its Venetian influence.
Considered the Nice of the Habsburgs, the beautiful city of Gorizia borders with Slovenia, surrounded by hills and vineyards of the infamous Collio DOC, home to outstanding white wines.
And lastly, Trieste, city of the bora wind and the Barcolana regatta, overlooks the gulf of the Adriatic while enclosed by the stone hills of the Carso known for its caves and vineyards.
Characterized by its Mitteleuropean atmosphere, its historic cafes and its shores, a crossroads of peoples, languages, and culture, the city of Swabia, of Saba, of Magris, loved by Joyce, and home to the breathtaking castles of Miramare and Duino that protrude out over the sea.