Lido dei Pini
Lido dei Pini, a lovely walk
Out of the four parts that make up the seaside town of Bibione: Centro, Pineta, Lido del Sole and Lido dei Pini, the latter is the most special and the most typical overall. It is situated at the entrance to Bibione, the east of the well-known seaside location and is therefore the business card offered to the town’s visitors.
In spring the wheat field located at the entrance to Lido dei Pini fills up with vermilion flowers and a display of bright red merges with the green of the surrounding pine forest, united with the white of the nearby beaches, producing a decisively evocative appeal. This is the welcome to Bibione, the pearl of Italian beaches, where even nature symbolises its belonging to Italy, through the colours (red, white and green).
Man’s work has approached the habitat that distinguishes Lido dei Pini with respect and devotion. The pine forest is still the unrivalled queen and its vegetation reaches the beach and the sea in some areas, as if it is seeking to cool down holidaymakers looking for some respite from the sun or a rest after a bike ride.
Unique heritage, which hasn’t really changed over the years. A natural resource, an oasis of peace and tranquillity.
The history of Lido dei Pini dates back to the start of the 20th century, with the important drainage, banking and water channelling works in the area. This work was finished in the 1930s with the reclamation of a surface area of over 10,000 hectares.
Therefore, it is the main nucleus from which Bibione developed, and the path that led to its becoming the second most important beach in Italy, started from here in the 1950s
The Lido dei Pini was recently relaunched and has now reached the impressive number of 1,000,000 presences a year.
The area is not exploited for its unique characteristics, but accompanied in its evolution to an internationally famous tourist centre, without its natural environmental and ecological characteristics being damaged. Eco-compatible tourism is the perfect expression to use.
Near the mouth of the river Tagliamento stands the impressive pine forest that gives its name to the Lido dei Pini, total harmony between two such seemingly different environments. As it is so close to the course of the river, the typical Mediterranean plants blend with the Alpine flora and orchids, indicators of an environment in perfect harmony.
Numerous aquatic birds are happy to stop off in the waters of the mouth of the river, including the black-headed gull and Mediterranean herring gull, along with the sea swallow, who dive into the river looking for food, in spring and autumn, while the common kingfisher stays near the bank in the shallow water. The atmosphere deep in the pine forest is unique and special: sweet silence, only interrupted by the whistle of the sea breeze between the pine branches and the call of the birds.
Going deeper into the thick of the pine forest, following the route marked out by the paths, Bibione lighthouse appears, near the mouth of the Tagliamento, where the river flows into the blue sea.
Built at the start of the 20th century and no longer in use, it has not lost its main role, as the first reference point for sailors, and nowadays for holidaymakers. Solitary, nostalgic, pervaded with memories of ancient times and therefore even more evocative.
Because of these and other characteristics, Lido dei Pini is an environment with unique features, a pride and an honour; the balance, which has remained stable over the centuries deserves a discrete and respectful approach, where guests feel privileged to be visiting such an extraordinary place.
There is a fine line between the human settlements and nature. Shopping centres, shops, hotels and resorts stand on the boundary of the dark stain of the vegetation, built with due respect for the place. Attentive tourists appreciate the privilege that few places can offer, cancelling out the distance between a holiday full of comforts and an unrepeatable dive into nature.
Doppia Vela CUP 2013
I campi da tennis accanto allo stabilimento Kokeshy a Bibione Pineda (viale dei Ginepri), situati tra la spiaggia e la pineta, saranno la splendida cornice per la sesta edizione del Torneo Nazionale di Tennis a squadre Doppia Vela CUP 2013.