Grado is a lagoon city in Friuli Venezia Giulia in the province of Gorizia.
It is connected to the mainland by a thin strip of land and it is a famous tourist and spa resort also known as the “Golden Island” or the “First Venice” because of its historical events.
Originally twinned with Aquileia and then Venice, Grado also has important archaeological and early Christian evidence. However, its current fame is mainly due to its constantly sunny beaches, the sea that has boasted a Blue Flag for years, the beneficial properties of its thermal waters and its delicious traditional dishes. Grado also has a historic center with a certain Venetian charm, where you can lose yourself among squares and narrow streets that are overlooked by beautiful fishermen’s houses.