Grado, the Island of the Sun, is in its own a little microcosmos, with its own characteristic traditions, with its own dialect, its traditional songs, its own poems and its own culture, and with culture we don’t only mean the culinary kind! Hard to believe that Grado could nurture all this if we think of the rather modest size of the island; But on the other hand, one could argue that exactly because of it, Grado always wanted to cultivate its own identity, certainly approaching other cities like Venetia and Triest, but also staying true to its roots and history.
Biagio Marin, Grados very own poet, was able to praise its beauty, uniqueness and tradition like no-one else. Grados promenade, its so-called Diga, and its ánzolo, the Angel on the bell tower are the two symbols that characterize best this idyllic town: the Diga is its main ‚fish bone‘ that connects its two beautiful beaches, far from traffic, from which you can also admire the eastern side of the lagoon. Grados Angel keeps showing travelers the direction of the wind, may they be seamen or wayfarers, as proof that the wind and with it the sea are deeply intertwined to Grados life.
As Guests of the Villa Marin and of the Restaurant & Bar you will be right in the centre of Grado, seafront, directly by the diga, just a hop, a skip and a jump away from the beating wings of our Angel and Grados beaches.
Da Noi si sente il Mare- we live the Sea!