Bibione is an Italian seaside resort town situated between Friuli and Venetia, two regions with different history but both very charming. Thanks to its location, Bibione enjoys the very best of gastronomy, history, and coastline between Venice and Trieste.
Bibione has one of the biggest beaches in Italy. It is also a very active beach – an 8-kilometer wide stretch of endless sun umbrellas, sports, and sailing. Its family-friendly atmosphere makes it popular in the summer. There are even sporting clubs and organized activities for kids of all ages. Bibione has 28 lifeguard stations and has been awarded Blue Flag status, which means you can be sure it’s clean, safe, and perfect for every member of the family.
Once a week in the town Bibione, in the district of Spiaggia, there is a flea market where you can find basically anything you need – from household items to accessories, fresh produce, and clothing. Vendors come from nearby towns, which means you’ll be purchasing items at cheaper prices than the supermarkets and boutiques. And, of course, there is some room for bargaining.
The Bibione Fish Market (Mercato del Pesce) is also a great place to buy fresh seafood. Even if you’re not planning to purchase any, going is an experience it itself to see the city’s frutti di mare. Situated in Piazza Mercato Square, the Bibione Fish Market is open every Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday from 8 am – 1 pm. During summer it is open every day. There is also a fruit and vegetable market nearby.
Bibione Thermae is a seafront spa center location on Via della Colonie. Known for its healing qualities, the temperature of the baths average 52°C (125°F). Bibione Thermae has an array of treatments, beauty services, and day packages for adults and children. For those with joint, vascular skin ailments, specialized treatments are available such as whirlpool sessions, mud baths, and thermal hydrotherapy. If you’re not going for anything specific and just want to relax, book a massage in the spa or just have a soak in the thermal pools.
“The spa water has a medium mineral content and it spouts at 52°C, which is substantially above body temperature. In accordance with Italian Legislative Decree 105 of 25/01/1992, it has been classified as having alkaline, sodium bicarbonate and fluoride content. Its therapeutic properties have been recognized by the Italian Ministry of Health, so many treatments are available under the National Health Service for Italian citizens.” – Bibione Thermae website
Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday`: from 10.00 to 13.00 and from 14.00 to 19.00. Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: from 10.00 to 20.00
Lido dei Pini (Lido Pine Forest) is one of the four areas of Bibione, located at the entrance to the resort, which has fortunately remained an intact natural oasis of majestic pine trees. The path that leads through he forest will eventually bring you to the mouth of the Tagliamento River, where it runs into the Adriatic Sea. Here is where the iconic Bibione lighthouse sits. The river is often referred to as “Queen of the Alps” and is considered one of the last remaining morphologically intact rivers in the Alps (its direction and flow has not been altered by man).
The Pine Forest Lido is full of hotels, apartments, bars, pizzerias, restaurants and shops and has a lovely promenade that comes alive in the summer.
Below are shopping options in and around Bibione:
Bibione is just a few kilometers from Palmanova Outlet Village, and The Noventa di Piave Outlet, which is even bigger with more than 100 stores and brands like Alberta Ferreti, Moschino, Sisley, and other renowned English and Italian fashion brands.
It would be a shame to come to Bibione and not enjoy the surrounding areas as well, which is why it makes a great “home base” from which to explore Italy’s beautiful Adriatic coast. Residence Columbia boasts an ideal location near the shoreline and Via Orsa Maggiore, eliminating the need for a car while you’re in town.
Ideal for travelers with children, Residence Colombia features recently renovated apartments in 5 different sizes – each with a kitchenette, living room, microwave, dishwater, and coffee maker. Every residence comes with private bathroom, spacious terrace, beachside services, access to Wi-Fi, and a parking space. The best part is that it’s well priced, which frees up your travel budget for other experiences in Italy like shopping, and of course eating!
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