If you want to spend a day at the sea at a place within reach of Sacile that provides both beach and culture, then Grado, which is just over one hundred kilometres from the Holiday Farmhouse, is the choice for you.
For hundreds of years it was a fishermen’s island and only at the end of the 19th century did it begin to become a summer tourist haunt, establishing itself as the queen of beaches in the Upper Adriatic area. Since 1936 it has been connected to the mainland by a swing bridge.
At the heart of the town lies the castrum, the 5th-century fortified area that for centuries protected the inhabitants. Here, narrow streets reminiscent of Venice’s ‘calli’ link minute mediaeval houses and small squares which are used by residents as a sort of open-air sitting room.