Grado is located on an island between the sea and the lagoon, it boasts over 1600 years of history: born in Roman times as a merchant port of call of Aquileia, Grado owes its name to the typical Roman steps that facilitated the disembarkation of passengers and goods from ships. The perfect place to start your tour of the city is its Venetian-style historic centre, a labyrinth of narrow streets and picturesque courtyards, overlooked by the colourful fishermen's houses. The Patriarchs' camp is the fulcrum of the late Roman and Venetian period, where the Basilica of Saint Euphemia, cathedral of the Patriarchate of Aquileia for more than eight centuries, overlooks. Another masterpiece to see is the Basilica of Santa Maria delle Grazie, religious destination of the local population, built in the 4th century in early Christian style.

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