Downtown Grado, thanks to the urban renewal of the pedestrian area, is now one of the most charming lagoon destinations where tradition and elegance live side by side with a wide variety of tourist attractions. You can divide your time in Grado between relaxing at the beach and staying in shape, bathed by the sun, sustained by the salt water and rejuvenated by the iodine-rich air.

The Hotel Il Guscio is one of the hotels in Grado closest to the Sant’Eufemia basilica, the Baptistery and Santa Maria delle Grazie church. The city is a maze of intimate alleyways, scattered with local taverns and restaurants. The picturesque Porto Mandracchio and coastline offer spectacular views of the fishing boats, especially in vogue during the El Perdòn de Barbana pilgrimage.

The traditional beach facilities in Grado are equipped with changing rooms, gazebo, docks, rafts, pedal boats, swimming schools, sailboat and windsurf rentals. You can also enjoy the seaside pool at the Water Park, the various sport facilities and the Parco delle Rose entertainment center just a short distance from the hotel.

Don’t skip a daily stroll down the scenic promenade along the Dam, with a magnificent view of the gulf of Trieste, to the lighthouse on the Costa Azzurra public beach, enjoying unforgettable sunsets and breathtaking sunrises.

Bathing or strolling along Grado’s main beach is always a pleasure due to the shallow warm water and sandy bottom.


To find out what’s going on in and around Grado, whether you’re looking for film festivals, literary events, children’s activities, concerts, tours of the lagoon or sporting events, drop by the hotel reception.


By car

From highway A4 Venezia-Trieste and highway A23 Tarvisio-Udine, at 28 km, take the Palmanova exit and continue towards Cervignano, Aquileia and Grado. After Grado’s main intersection, at the bridge to Schiusa Island on the left, turn right onto Via Manzoni then turn left onto Via Roma; keep to your right: the Hotel Il Guscio is about 300 m away on Via Venezia 5.

By train

The Cervignano train station is 16 km from Grado. You can get there by taxi or the APT bus, which arrives at the bus station in Grado’s center. Here you can also find buses to/from Udine, Trieste, Monfalcone, Gorizia and the Ronchi dei Legionari Airport. Walk down via Roma and keep to your right: the Hotel Il Guscio is on Via Venezia 5.

By sea

During the summer, the APT public boat transportation connects Grado and Trieste with a motor vessel. From Molo Torpediniere, not far from the hotel.

By plane

From Trieste’s Friuli-Venezia Giulia – Ronchi dei Legionariairport, 18 km away, take a taxi or the APT bus to the Grado bus station.