Thanks to the Hotel Ambassador for providing inspiration and compensation for this story. As always, all opinions are our own.
We have spent a lot of time in Italy. It was practically a second home throughout the nineties while working all over the country, but in all of our travels we never came across Bibione.
So when the Hotel Ambassador contacted us to write about their 4-star hotel, we were excited to learn about a new little corner of the country.
First and foremost Bibione is a beach town, and the Ambassador is just a few steps from the sand and sea.
From their own private area on the shore, complete with umbrellas and sunbeds, to rooms with charming balconies facing out on the water, this is a perfect spot to enjoy all the Adriatic has to offer.
The beach even has WI-FI, never seen that before. Not only that, but it has received the Blue Flag Award for its clean waters and protected environment for twenty one straight years.
No worries if the weather turns un-beachy, there is always the Bibione Thermal Baths just down the road for year round indoor and outdoor thermal pools.
We love bikes, so we were thrilled to find that the Passaggiata Adriatico runs right by the hotel and continues along the shoreline past the entire beach.
In fact, the Ambassador is a member of the Bibione Bike Hotels Club, which means they offer free bike rentals, guided group tours, and special deals with local shops.
The cycling doesn’t have to stop at the beach either; there are tons of well-marked bike paths throughout the area that are suitable for every level of rider, from just-took-off-the-training-wheels to just-finished-the-Tour-de-France.
The next thing we noticed about Bibione is that it is so close to so much cool stuff, Roman ruins, organic vineyards, the outstanding wetlands of Valgrande, and especially Venice.
The Ambassador is a great place to use as a homebase to visit the canals while avoiding the expense and hassle of staying in Venice.
There are trains, busses, and boats, as well as guided tours going every day, but for us, we can’t think of any better way to approach Venice than from the water, arriving directly into St. Mark’s Square.
Of course, no stay in Italy is complete without going crazy on the food.
Hotel Ambassador believes in embracing local cuisine, offering a wide variety of traditional dishes from the Veneto region enjoyed with a panorama view from the terrace.
From impressive breakfast-brunch and dinner buffets, to seafood right out of the Mediterranean, or maybe some of the white asparagus that Bibione is renowned for, mangia, mangia, mangia will be the order of the day.