We left the Hymerbile parked in Aquileia and took the bus to the holiday sea side town of Grado.
|The Beach at Grado – Italy|
Once a fishing center, today it is a popular tourist destination, known commonly as L’Isola del Sole (“The Sunny Island”), also it is the center of a lagoon, which is famous for its uncontaminated nature.
We walked from the bus terminal to to the beach and sat for a while at a coffe shop on the beach having coffee. Not much of a beach by Australian standards nor would we consider the area ‘uncontaminated’.
We walked around the old town in the afternoon which was interesting with
the Basilica of Sant’Eufemia (Cathedral), with the octagonal Baptistry (late 5th century) and The basilica of Santa Maria delle Grazie. Begun in the 4th-5th centuries, it was renovated in the 6th century and restored in 1640.
Returning to the bus stop we discovered that the next bus back to Aquileia was the last bus and did not arrive for over 2 hours. It was now quite cold so after an hour of waiting we found a rather dowdy internet bar but it was warm and drinks were cheap to wait for the bus. Finally arrived back at the hymermobile about 9pm.