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Not far from Aquileia, on the lagoon is a very nice town of Grado. In the evening, it was a charming place, with the fishermen boats safe in a small harbour, and sea gulls looking for something left for them.

Grado is a historic seaside town located on a lagoon island along Italy's north-east Adriatic coast. It is frequently described as a northern relative to Venice; at one time it was the more important of the two towns. Nowadays Grado is a working fishing port with a lovely historic town centre. It is also, and predominantly, a major tourist resort with miles of highly-equipped sandy beaches. For years this area belonged to the Austro-Hungarian empire, and during that time Grado was developed as a spa resort. Grado is not much known, despite being an attractive historic destination. It makes a nice overnight stop on a tour of this part of Italy, a base for visiting the extensive ruins at Aquileia, 6 miles away, or a good holiday destination for a trip which combines sun, sand, sightseeing and archaeology.

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