The city of Grado with its 8500 inhabitants is located on the eastern north coast of the Adriatic Sea in the region of Friuli-Venezia-Giulia. Choose from our range of holiday homes in Italy in this part of the country. This coastal city near Venice has a lot to offer a wide range of holiday makers during their self-catering holidays in Italy and the beautiful region is often referred to as the Golden Island because of its natural beauty whilst the Laguna di Grado boasts rich fauna and flora. In spring and autumn many migratory birds stop here and the sea is rich in fish and shellfish. Be sure to sample some authentic Italian cuisine including the freshly caught Frutti de Mare whilst staying in your chosen NOVASOL holiday apartment or villa in Italy. On the islands of the lagoon you will find numerous Casoni, thatched old fisherman's houses.

Take your dog away with you - self-catering holiday accommodation in Italy

By the sea, in the eastern part of the main beach of the city, there is the dog beach called "Il Lido di Fido", where dogs and their owners are allowed to enter the sea. The beach is open from April to September, usually between the hours of 8am and 7 pm. For a small fee, you will have use of a beach umbrella, deck chair, dog bed and bowl. On the beach there is dog shower and dog toilet.

Whilst holidaying with your dog in one of our holiday apartments or villas with pools in Italy, you can visit the other dog beach of the area known as "La Spiaggia di Snoopy" in Grado Pineta. The Snoopy Beach opens in May and is open daily from 9am to 7pm until the end of September. The beach is also subject to a charge, but you get beach umbrella, deck chair, lounger, dog bed, linen holder and bowl. There are dog showers, as well as a fenced dog playground, where dogs can run free.

Whilst staying in one of our range of holiday rentals in Italy you should not miss out on a visit to the impressive old town of Grado with its Venetian squares and old churches where you can soak up a little Italian culture, take walks along the beach promenade and take in the sights of the beautiful Adriatic Coast.

The largest island of the lagoon is the island of Barbana. If you happen to be staying in one of our holiday homes in Italy on the first Sunday of July, then you will have the chance to watch the famous procession Perdòn de Barbana, when the Madonna from the Sanctuary of Sant'Eufemia is brought to the island on decorated boats.