Travelled: 130 kms from Venice in Veneto to Grado in Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy.
Visited: Grado and Aquileia.
Stayed: Grado, car-park €4, services at the adjoining sosta. N45.68204, E13.41220
Budget: 108 days @ €93 per day.
Our visit to Venice complete, last night we discussed a chill out day to relax a little. So we set our sights on the sea-side town of Grado in the provence of Friuli Venezia Giulia, about a 100 klms east of Venice. I know your thinking, Friuli Venezia Giulia, who would give that name to a provence ? Doesn’t roll off the tongue like New South Wales does it.
After coffee and fruit we service the Hymer, Pam pays the proprietor and we make our way into the morning traffic again.
There is a formal sosta with boom gates and all the services for €16 with 5-6 motorhomes in situ. Across the road but closer to the beach a large car-park with no services at €4 with 20-25 motorhomes, all Austrian or German lined up on either side. A little detective work reveals you can use the sosta service if you have a €4 parking ticket. The decision is an easy one. We settle in, roll the scooter off and wizz up to the beach.
We rise in no particular hurry and decide on a walk along the beach front. It appears that long stretches of the beach front are gated off during summer season and you must pay to enter. As we walk everything is being pulled down.