Easter in Lignano: what to do and what’s on
Spending Easter in Lignano means you can enjoy the spring sunshine and go on long strolls on the sand, making the most of a wild, uncrowded beach. But that’s not all, Easter in Lignano is already buzzing, with shops, bars, restaurants and some fun parks open. Plus, spring in Lignano is the ideal time to take lots of bicycle and boat trips, to visit the hinterland and discover the very best its surroundings have to offer.
We have put together some tips on what to do and where to go during your Easter holiday in Lignano, so read on to better organise your spring seaside stay!
What to do at Easter in Lignano
Are you an active type? Do you like your holiday by the sea to have just the right mix of sports and sightseeing? Do you know that besides the sea and the beach, Lignano Sabbiadoro offers spectacular countryside, a hinterland that produces Fine spring days are perfect for discovering the less touristy side of the area!, guaranteed to tickle your taste buds?
Fine spring days are perfect for discovering the less touristy side of the area!
Exploring Lignano and its surroundings slowly and ecologically is easy: a bicycle (or an e-bike for the less athletic who still want to take in the longer trails) is all you need. You can bike tour Lignano by cycling between the seafront and the lagoon, or get to the nearby Bibione (updates coming soon on the dates for the X River ferry across the Tagliamento). If you are a true athlete and want to clock up some miles, you can cycle to Marano, Portogruaro or Concordia Sagittaria.
Kite surfing and SUP outings
Since 2019, there has been a new service on the beach in Lignano: Somewhere Tours is a SUP centre that also organises personalised SUP outings between the sea and the lagoon. Plus, thanks to a pontoon boat – a small vessel for transporting people and equipment – and to the partnership with A.S.D. Tiliaventum, diehard kiters can be taken to the island near Faro Rosso to go kite surfing in total freedom.
Canoeing at Bilancia di Bepi
Do you find kite surfing a little extreme? Well we can offer you another “slow” experience, suitable for all: visit Bilancia di Bepi, an old fishing hut on the lagoon and explore the lagoon by canoe. Daniele, the owner, will take you along the canals where as you can see aquatic birds, flora and fisherman’s houses as you paddle. At the end of the trip, you can see how Chinese fishing net is used and sample a fry up of freshly caught fish.
Boat trips on the lagoon
Also perfect for families are boat trips on the lagoon: there are lots of operators which, leaving mainly from the Darsena di Porto Vecchio di Lignano Sabbiadoro, organise trips on the Marano lagoon and to the fisherman’s houses, along the river Stella, to the Lignano islands and as far as Grado and Marano by sea. In some cases you can have lunch on board, sampling local fish delicacies, other times you will be taken inside a real fishermen’s house.
Contact the organisers directly to find out about availability and conditions.
Visits to farms and wineries
There are lots of wineries and farms dotted around the hinterland of Lignano Sabbiadoro: not just wine producers, but also fruit and vegetable farms, agriturismi and restaurants that promote local flavours and products.
You can check out the map of the Riviera Friulana Food and Wine Route: and find the participating farms that organise guided tours or where to purchase or sample local products. A great idea for a day trip around Lignano at Easter, don’t you think?
Love shopping and want to spend a few hours browsing around the shops? At Easter the shops in Lignano Sabbiadoro are already open so you can have a nice stroll along the main pedestrian street in Sabbiadoro or along the “treno di Pineta”, admiring the window displays and treating yourself to a shopping spree.
Less than an hour’s drive away from Lignano Sabbiadoro there are other major shopping centres: the outlets at Noventa di Piave and Palmanova or the old town centres of Portogruaro, Pordenone and Udine where you can combine shopping with a visit to the town centre before returning to Lignano for dinner.
While it might be too early for shooting down the slides of the aqua park Aquasplash (which opens in May), family fun is still guaranteed at other fun parks open for Easter in Lignano: Parco Junior and Parco Zoo Punta Verde.
The attractions at Parco Junior cater for smaller kids who can jump on bouncy castles, swim around ball pools, take the adventure trail, drive electric cars, sail on large swans (and much more). At Parco Zoo , animals take centre stage, and big and small kids alike can observe them, see their enclosures and maybe even take part in the close encounters scheduled for certain times of the day.
If sports and daytrips sound good but only when combined with some relaxation, we have some suggestions for you too. The first is to book a hotel in Lignano with a wellness centre, so that after a day on the trot you can return to your hotel and relax in a sauna or Turkish bath for a few hours before dinner. The Centro Messegué at the Terme di Lignano offers beauty treatments and massages. Then, just a 15-minute drive will take you to the nearby Terme di Bibione where you can pamper yourself amidst the indoor heated pools and a large wellness area.
Easter in Lignano: main events
What events bring Lignano Sabbiadoro to life during Easter? We have listed them here for you, and for the full summer calendar of events, click here.
20 April to 1st May sees the return of a traditional spring event to Lignano: not just plants and flowers, but also handcraft stands, refreshments, and lots of free activities to entertain adults and children. All taking place at Parco Hemingway.
For sailing enthusiasts, spring is the ideal time for regattas: Marina di Punta Faro is the starting point, but if you’re not actually in the race, you can still admire the over 300 white sails along the horizon from the beach!
The 4th edition of the Renzo Ardito Memorial Triathlon Sprint starts from Piazza M. d’Olivo: participation is reserved for well trained athletes as the programme includes running, cycling and swimming.