The "boreto" (regional name in Grado for "brodetto", soup) is a dish that can be made with only one kind of fish or with a mix. It has ancient roots, as combined with white polenta it is cooked without tomato, which according to scholars of traditions demonstrates its spread well before the discovery of America.
It frequented the rustic tables of the fishermen's hut in the lagoon of Grado, after the boatmen had passed to pick the best fish to sell in the market: with the rest of the fish for disposal, they made this very flavorous soup, and they eat it with the equally poor white polenta.
Today it is one of our typical dishes, enough to inspire a real event, the month of boreto, which attracts many fans of local customs.
This is just one of the things that can be discovered and a tour of the old fishermen's huts is just one of the possible routes that can be taken from the Meublé Antares Hotel on the sea of Grado. There's something for every taste, whether you prefer sport - with the huge bike path with over 50 km of tracks, and something very attractive, canoeing, or the Golf Club of Grado - whether you're looking for the amazing culture of the town, with the visit of Aquileia (with many archaeological excavations that are still active and several teams of researchers to work), Cividale (the first major city in the duchy of the Lombards in Italy: you must visit the Lombard temple), Trieste, a beautiful Austro-Hungarian city, and of course Udine, with its saloon in the old town. You especially shouldn't miss the frescoes by Giambattista Tiepolo (special note goes to the Fall of the Rebel Angels, who are on the staircase of the Patriarchal Palace).
"Enchanted" castles, like that of Duino, owned by the Princes of Thurn und Taxis, overlook the sea, from where you can visit the "Parco", a World War II bunker, with 18 rooms with the scale of Palladio, or that of Miramare that overlook the Gulf of Trieste, which has a very extensive park desired strongly by Maximilian of Habsburg and built with slowly and gradually in the second half of 1800.
It is worth noting the churches of the lower Friuli region and give them some importance, for example the one dedicated to St. Andrew (entirely decorated with Renaissance frescoes) in the country of Gris, wonder of the thirteenth century, beautiful enough to be called the Sistine Chapel of Friuli; or that of San Marco, Cuccana, with very characteristic and remarkable frescoes especially such as the episodes from the life of St. Mark's or Christ with the apostles, to name a few.
And for religious tourism, with a visit to the island of Barban, located on the east of the Lagoon of Grado, where there is an important shrine dedicated to the Madonna, and it can be visited every year on the first Sunday of July for the celebration of the Barban Forgiveness. Even today there is permanently a small community of Franciscan monks on the island.
We shouldn't forget the amazing flavours of the area: the famous Friuli white wines. It will be a great pleasure to visit a different restaurant every night for dinner, all imbued with the romantic and unique characteristics of the streets of the old town of Grado.