Facing the Adriatic Sea, Lignano Sabbiadoro is a very dear holiday spot to many tourists, from Italy and abroad (especially from Austria and Germany) and every year the municipality manages to organize a special program of summer events to keep all of them entertained.
Like the “Notti di Mezza Estate” (Midsummer Nights) at the 15th century St. Mary of the Sea Church (Chiesetta di S. Maria del Mare), five cultural meetings ending on August 11 with author, director and actor Moni Ovadia (free entry, 9 pm).
Plus the art exhibit at the city library “Occhi a spasso” (Wandering eyes): up to August 31, visitors will enjoy the creative itinerary set up by Massimiliano Tappari, photographer and writer, and Chiara Carminati, writer and poetess, made of postcards, pictures, rhymed stories, objects and book pages. Free entry, opening times: Monday-Friday 2.30 pm – 10.30 pm, Saturday 9.30 am – 7 pm.
On August 27 will be handed the Award “Scerbanenco@Lignano” for the best noir or thriller tale. The literary competition, now running for the 8th year, is devoted to the memory of Italian noir author and journalist Giorgio Scerbanenco, of Ukranian origin (1911-1969) and is organized in collaboration with his daughters Germana and Cecilia (who's also president of the jury), local newspaper Messaggero Veneto and Mondadori publishing house.
And on August 15, a holiday known in Italy as "Ferragosto", there'll be the traditional fireworks show on the sea.
Theatre for children with “Pupi&Pini”
For children and for all those who enjoy a good show, Lignano's municipality set up “Pupi & Pini” (Puppets & Pines), a program of live, open air theatre both with actors and puppets, at Parco Hemingway (Hemingway Park), in Lignano Pineta. Entry is free, all shows begin at 9 pm.
August 10 – “Ravanellina” (Rapunzel revisited) by Nata Teatro
August 17 – “Con viva voce. La storia di Ivan e il lupo grigio” (The story of Ivan and the grey wolf) by La Baracca
August 24 – “Pollicino Pop” (Pop Tom Thumb) by Teatro Invito
August 31 – “Azzurra balena” (Azzura the Whale) by Habanera Teatro
Up to August 15, live music will brighten up almost every summer night in Lignano Sabbiadoro. Here are all the details of the remaining shows.
August 10 – Arriva la banda (The band is coming)
Concert by Musical Association “L. Garzoni” at Parco San Giovanni Bosco, 9 pm
August 10 – Lignano Summer Live Festival
Concert by Paolo Belli & Big Band at Beach Arena Village – ufficio spiaggia 6/7, 9.15 pm (free entry)
August 11 – Meeting with the author and wine
Journalist Toni Capuozzo presenting his book “Balcania” at PalaPineta, in Lignano Pineta, 6.30 pm
August 11 – Lignano for... Music: 25th Concert Season
Musicians from Concervatory “Tomadini”, Udine: Eleonora Pittis (piano) at Sala Darsena (viale Italia 50), 9 pm
August 12 – Frammenti d'Infinito 2022 (Infinite's fragments)
Concert “A lume di musica”: Beatrice and Eleonora Dallagnese (piano) at S. Giovanni Bosco Church, 9.15 pm
August 12 – La lirica ad Aprilia: Gershwin Brothers
Concert by Anna Viola (soprano), Raffaele Prestinenzi (tenor), Alessandro Cortello (tenor), Rudi Fantin (piano)
at Piazzetta dell'Imbarcadero in Aprilia Marittima, Latisana, 9.15 pm
August 12 – Lignano Summer Live Festival
Concert by Irene Grandi at Piazza Marcello D'Olivo, 9.15 pm (free entry)
August 13 – Lignano Summer Live Festival
Concert “Ennio Morricone, the Music, the Cinema” at Beach Arena Village – ufficio spiaggia 6/7, 9.15 pm (free entry)
August 14 – A book, a coffee
Renzo Brollo presenting his book “Prima che Lignano cancelli i nostri passi” (Before Lignano deletes our footprints)
at restaurant “Alla Vecchia Finanza”, Lignano Riviera, 11 am.
Info: Centro informazioni ed accoglienza turistica di Lignano – Via Latisana 42
tel. +39 0431.71821, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lignano Pineta – Via dei Pini 53: tel. +39 0431.422169 / 422616, email@example.com
Comune Città di Lignano Sabbiadoro – Ufficio Turismo e Sport, Viale Europa 26: tel. +39 0431.409111
Cover photo taken from: Lignano Sabbiadoro Municipality's official Facebook account . Photo by Davide Carbone