Thanks to the big success of the last year, the exhibition of small boats comes back from February the 21st to March the 1st, along the central street of Lignano Sabbiadoro.

The 120.000 visitors of the first edition urged the cultural association of Lignano “From a wave a smile” to organize again Barcamania, providing a richer programme.

The main purpose of this event is to promote not only the market of small boats, but also all the world around the sea and the golden beach of Lignano. For this reason, in addition to the professional associations and the institutes, will also be involved traders, hoteliers, sport associations and the tourist high school Savorgnan di Brazzà.

As the last year, the exhibition of small boats will take place along the main street of Lignano, with new locations between Piazza City and Terrazza a Mare and it will involve also the beautiful and well-equipped docks of the seaside resort with specific projects. The boats on display will be more than 40 with its gazebos and they will be framed by shops and bars, a gastronomic area with typical dishes from the Marano Lagoon and an entertainment area for shows. Barcamania will offer also international nautical news and debates and meetings on yachting held by experts in this field. Art and culture will be part of the event: a photographic and a painting exhibition will be present for all the duration of Barcamania.

The small boat exhibition wants also to promote Lignano during the winter season, when the seaside resort hasn't tourist flow, through the creation of ad hoc events. In this case the event is addressed to boats and sailing lovers, that knew Barcamania the last year and also this autumn during the famous Nautilia in Aprilia Marittima.

Very good comments were expressed by the President of Friuli Venezia Giulia, Renzo Tondo, and by the President of the Province of Udine, Piero Fontanini, who emphasised the importance of such initiatives to deseasonalize the tourist offer and to suggest holiday packages for the next summer season. Danila Ciotta, President of the association “A smile from a wave”, clarified that the aim of Barcamania is to help children in trouble in Friuli Venezia Giulia, through solidarity projects and donations to unlucky children and families.

Barcamania 2009 will take place from Saturday the 21st of February to Sunday the 1st of March along Via Udine, Viale Tolmezzo, Viale Venezia and Parco S. Giovanni Bosco.

The programme of the small boat exhibition includes:

  • exposition of small boats
  • presentation of international nautical news, meetings and debates on yachting
  • photographic and painting exhibition
  • gastronomic and entertainment areas
  • open shops, Shopping-Day
  • promotions of the holiday packages for the summer season 2009 in Lignano

Barcamania waits for you in Lignano Sabbiadoro from February the 21st to March the 1st!