SPRING AT LIGNANO SABBIADORO (IN MEMORY OF HEMINGWAY)
The historic resort of Lignano Sabbiadoro (Lignano Golden Sands) on the coast of Udine (Fruili Venezia Giulia) celebrates the arrival of spring with its annual “Lignano in Fiore” (Lignano in Flower) Festival, a riot of colours and perfumes set up in the Hemingway Park, dedicated to the writer Ernest Hemingway who stayed in Lignano in 1954.
The floral feast, however, is not for the eyes and senses alone: traditionally it supports philanthropic projects in Italy and the world, aimed specially at children and families in difficulty.
The celebrated resort of Lignano Sabbiadoro developed 120 years ago from a chance discovery by a party of excursionists on a boat trip from Marano who set out to explore the long strip of sand dunes that stretched across the lagoon. According to the Municipality of Lignano, they were so captivated with the spot that they marked it by planting some juniper twigs in the sand. However, their “secret” place did not remain secret for long. The very next year the first bathing establishment went up on that same spot. The resort was subsequently launched, complete with the signature “Terrazza del Mare” promenade and the Grand Hotel Lignano, ready to welcome the visitors who have flocked there ever since.
The official centenary+20 opening ceremony is programmed for the 7th May 2023 and will be followed by a busy programme of attractions, entertainments and events throughout the entire season, including the 39th edition of the prestigious Ernest Hemingway Literary Prize, which will be awarded on the 23-24th June to 2023 winner Oscar Hokeah, author of “Calling for a Blanket Dance”.
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