Sailing in the Marano lagoon

1 Sealinthefog Sealing in the Marano lagoon

A couple of weeks ago we went to the beach. We stayed in Lignano, a small seaside town, one hour from my home town, one of the holiday places from my childhood.

2 Sealinthefog Sealing in the Marano lagoon

Unluckily the weather was not very nice, so we didn’t actually enjoy much beach time, but we were able to do a couple of interesting things!
We had the possibility to have a tour of the Marano lagoon with a friend’s rubber dinghy. We slowly sailed approximately 5 or 6 hours, with few wonderful stops.

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We left the marine in Lignano and sailed through the canals, and we soon reached the Casoni: old fishermen houses made of canes. Some, as the one where we stop for a nice aperitif, have been restored and modernized with drinking water, solar panels for hot water and electricity and cooking post. They are a great place to spend a day with friends, drinking nice Friulian wine and eating fresh fish, just caught with the fishing nets set next to the Casoni.

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For lunch we stopped at the Trattoria Ai Ciodi, on the Isola di Anfora, a little island next to Porto Buso, that includes a restaurant opened only in summer and few rooms for guests. The food is great, you shouldn’t miss the grilled fish! And the surrounding panorama of the lagoon is astonishing.

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From there we sailed further to the mainland: Marano. This is a small and old fishermen town, that still bares in its buildings the traces of the Venetian Republic hegemony of the middle ages.
We spent a beautiful day and sailing is reinvigorating!

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The next day, given the foggy weather, we took a little trip of Latisana, the closest town to Lignano. There isn’t a lot to see, but walking around we found few enchanting spots: the Church of San Giovanni Battista, the current dome of the town, with the great altarpiece from Paolo Veronese, “Il Battesimo di Cristo” (1567); and the incredible view of the river Tagliamento, the most important and longest river of Friuli Venezia Giulia.

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