September 6th 2016 Photos by Hetty
After looking around Aquileia, we caught the bus to Grado and looked around the historic centre.
Grado, like Venice, is on an island in a lagoon, and at one time it was more important than Venice. Both cities were formed by Romans fleeing from invasion on the mainland. The port at Grado took over from the river port at Aquileia. Now there is a long causeway, and it is a beach resort.
Basilica di Santa Maria delle Grazie, dates from the 4th century
inside S. Maria delle Grazie
The Duomo or Basilica di Sant’Eufemia is the Cathedral. It dates from the 6th century and replaced an earlier church. It has a 15th century bell tower with a hollow copper statue of St Michael (1875) that rotates in the wind
Here are the remains of a 6th century basilica with more mosaics
The promenade, looking east towards Trieste and Slovenia
Trip details (if you are planning a visit – check times):
We caught the bus from Aquileia Centro
Bus SAF Grado Autostazione (17.05) to Cervignano railway station (17.30)
Train Cervignano (17.51) to Latisana (18.12)