From Venice: Take the A4 / E55 east from Venezia and exit at Portogruaro. Take the SS14 and follow the signs to Bibione via SR74 for around 25km.
Local roads are relatively well maintained and signposted.
The nearest airports with regular international connections are the Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE IATA) , the Treviso Antonio Canova Airport, and the Ronchi dei Legionari-Trieste airport, all around 100 km from Bibione. It's preferrable to pick up your car at the airport, as, although local transport is available, it's not frequent and direct.
The nearest train station, called Latisana-Lignano-Bibione is located in Latisana, around 20 km from Bibione. It's located along Venice-Trieste railway line. Regional trains from Venice and Trieste and long distance trains (Frecciarossa, InterCity, and Italo) from Rome, Milan, Turin, and Naples stop there.
There are regular bus connections between Latisana railway station and Bibione. Taxis are also available, although expensive.
There are regular bus connections with other towns in Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia. They are managed by ATVO:
- Venice - Mestre - Marco Polo airport - San Donà di Piave - Portogruaro - Latisana - San Michele al Tagliamento - San Filippo - Cesarolo - Marinella - Bevazzana - Bibione
- Portogruaro - Villanova - Vado - Giussago - Lugugnana - San Michele al Tagliamento - San Filippo - Cesarolo - Marinella - Bevazzana - Bibione
- Sacile - Fontanafredda - Pordenone - Corva - Azzano Decimo - Villotta - Cinto Caomaggiore - La Sega - Portogruaro - Bibione
- Udine - Pozzuolo del Friuli - Mortegliano - Castions di Strada . Muzzana del Turgnano - Palazzolo dello Stella - Latisana - San Michele al Tagliamento - San Filippo - Cesarolo - Marinella - Bevazzana - Bibione
- Pordenone - Bibione direct bus
All intercity buses depart from the bus station located in Via Maja.
From May to September (every day) and during weekends of April and October there are regular ferry connections with Lignano Sabbiadoro ("X River" service, across Tagliamento river mouth) and Caorle and Vallevecchia ("X Lagoon" service, across Caorle lagoon). It's allowed to take your bicycle on those ferries.
Private boats can dock at Marina Porto Baseleghe, in the western part of the town.
Cyclo-tourists can easily reach Bibione via one of the following cycleways:
- "GiraLagune": it runs along Venetian coast from Punta Sabbioni to Bibione
- "GiraTagliamento": it runs along the west bank of Tagliamento river from San Michele al Tagliamento to Bibione
- FVG 6: it runs along the east bank of Tagliamento river from Latisana to Lignano; from there you can go to Bibione via the bridge or the X River ferry
- FVG 2: it runs along Stella river and Marano lagoon from Precenicco to Lignano
Being a modern town, it's fairly easy to get around by car. However, during high season, expecially on weekends, parking spaces are scarcer. Many parking spaces require payment between late April and late September.
It's very easy and pleasant to get around by bicycle, as there are many cycleways around, including a 10-km scenic cycleway along the entire lenght of Bibione beach from the lighthouse at Tagliamento river mouth to Bibione Pineda.
There are many business that rent bicycles, e-bikes, electric scooters and ricksaws.
During summer there are 2 regular urban bus routes connecting different parts of Bibione. They are managed by ATVO:
- Line 1: Bibione bus station (Via Maja) - Piazza Fontana - Terme - Via delle Colonie - Lido del Sole - Via Baseleghe - Bibione Pineda Viale dei Ginepri - Marina - Porto Baseleghe
- Line 2: Bibione bus station (Via Maja) - Piazzale Keplero - Via Venere - Via Rigel - Via Procione-Lino delle Fate - Via Procione-Faro - Corso Europa-Piazza Orione - Corso Europa-Piazza Copernico - Corso Europa-Piazza Fontana - Corso Europa-Piazza Treviso - Terme - Piazzale Po - Via Orsa Maggiore (amusement park) - Bibione bus station (Via Maja)
Punta Tagliamento lighthouse: active lighthouse near Tagliamento river mouth. Built in 1913, it now hosts a little museum about the history of the lighthouse itself. It's open to public everyday between May and September, during April and October weekends and some days around Christmas. It can only be accessed by foot or bicycle (2 km from the eastern part of Bibione).
Being a beachside town, Bibione's main attractions are its beach and its sea. Most hotels are along the waterfront and the entire beach is sectioned off with each hotel having hundreds of umbrella/chair/deckchair units neatly arranged along the beach. Other umbrella/chair/deckchair units are available to rent to anyone, even without a hotel reservation. There are also free spaces where you can put your own umbrella and chairs.
The very wide sand beach and shallow water are very suitable for families with children.
On the beach there are many playgrounds for children, volleyball pitches, animation events, pedal boats rentals and windsurf schools.
Along the main pedestrian street of the town (Viale Aurora and Viale delle Costellazioni) you will find many restaurants, bars, and shops, that during summer are open until late at night. That street is very lively in summer evenings, and is packed with Italian and foreign (mainly Austrians and Germans) tourists on their holidays. Street concerts and shows are often held there during summer evenings.
If you're looking for a spa, go to Bibione Thermae. It offers indoor and outdoor swimming pools, saunas, Turkish baths, and other wellness treatments. It's open year-round except in November.
Despite the urbanization, Bibione has still several natural areas that offer opportunities to walk and cycle also outisde summer season: the area near Tagliamento mouth, the botanical garden near Bibione Thermae spa, Baseleghe forest in Lido del Sole and the Mediterranean garden in Bibione Pineda near Capalonga camping.
Bibione every year hosts several big sport events, especially in spring and fall, when the beach and the town aren't packed with tourists and the weather is nor too hot and neither too cold for outdoor activities.
Kids can have a good time in the "Luna Park Adriatico" amusement park, open every evening between June and September.
Most tourist-oriented shops are along the main pedestrian street of the centre (Viale delle Costellazioni and Viale Aurora) and along Viale dei Ginepri in Bibione Pineda district. Large supermarkets are located outside the town.
- Pizzeria da Paolo, Via Lemene, 51, ☏ . Popular pizzeria with average prices. Sometimes all the tables are occupied in the evening and you may have to wait a few minutes before you get a seat.
There are bars all over the town, but most of them are along the main pedestrian street of the centre (Viale delle Costellazioni and Viale Aurora), that is the hearth of Bibione nighlife.
- Hotel Garni Renania, ☏ , fax: . Via Acquario 41, 30020 Bibione (San Michele Al Tagliamento), Venezia. Hotel Garni Renania offers a good compromise between price and quality of accommodation, also in high season period. Reference prices: BB: €33-43 per person for night.
- Princess ApartHotel, Via Del Sagittario 28, 30020 Bibione, Venezia. Ph. +39 3431 438905 Fax. +39 0431 438907. Four star hotel in Bibione, near the Adriatic sea.
- Zecchinel Hotels Group.
Hotel Montecarlo, Via Veneto, 27 - 30020 Bibione lido del Sole, VE Ph. +39 0431 43541 Hotel Victoria, Via Venere, 14 30020 Bibione, Ph. +39 0431 43497
- 1 Costa Rica Bibione Aparthotel (Costa Rica Aparthotel), Via Dei Gemelli, 59 - 30028 Bibione (VE), ☏ , email@example.com. Check-in: 16:00, check-out: 11:30. Environmentally friendly and energy-efficient aparthotel with bright and modern suites
Being a family-oriented seaside town, Bibione it's very safe regarding crime. Just follow common sense precautions you would follow anywhere.
The sea is very safe for bathing, even for children, elderly, or people who can't swim, as you need to go very far away from the beach to find deep water. Just don't swim at both extremities of the beach (where Tagliamento river on the east and Lovi canal on the west flow into the sea), as there may be strong currents, and it's forbidden anyway.
Don't walk over rocky or wooden breakwaters, as they may become very slippery due to water and algae.
Carabinieri police station: Via Maja 20 - tel. + 39 0431 438888
Local police station: Via Maja 84 (same building of the tourist office) - tel. + 39 0431 444800
During summer season an emergency room is active in Via Maja 22 (tel. + 0431 439803). Closest hospitals are in Latisana and Portogruaro. There are several pharmacies open during summer.
Sea water is very clean and safe for swimming. Bibione has been awarded of several "Blue Flags" for environmental quality. The sea may not look like very transparent because of fine sand in the bottom and algae brought by currents, but it doesn't mean that it's dirty.
Don't touch jellyfish: even if those living in the Adriatic sea aren't dangerous to your life, they may still hurt your skin.
Tap water is of a good quality and very safe to drink.
Along the entire beach of Bibione it's forbidden to smoke, except in designated and signposted areas scattered along the beach and equipped with ashtrays.
If hiking or cycling in natural areas, don't wander outside existing trails, in order to not disturb local flora and fauna. In particular, the vegetation that grows on sandy areas along the beach is very fragile and should never be walked over.
Pets aren't allowed on the beach during summer season, except that in the designated area in Lido dei Pini ("Spiaggia di Pluto" resort and the free area east of it).
Sort your waste correctly, you'll find different colored bins on the beach.
Don't shower with soap or shampoo on the beach, as there is no sewage and chemicals will pollute the sand.
Don't buy anything from illegal sellers on the beach or on the streets, as you will finance the illegal economy and damage the legal one.
Walking bare-chested is acceptable on the beach and in bars inside the beach, but not on the streets.
Tourist information office: Via Maja 84 - tel. +39 0431 444846 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Bibione tourism website: https://www.bibione.com/it/
- Concordia Sagittaria
- Lignano Sabbiadoro
- Marano Lagunare
- Cividale del Friuli
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