About the marina
It's a small rustic marina that is 5 miles by water from the Adriatic Sea located on the River Aussa. The river originates as an underground river out of the Italian Alps. It surfaces only a few miles from the marina and passes through the "village" of Cervignano in the province of Friuli. Where the Aussa enters the Adriatic it is 5 miles by water one way to Grado or 5 miles the other to Lignano. Both of these are summer vacation spots for Italians, Germans and Austrians. You never see a bus of "tourists," but you see many people. As a result, English is not as prominently spoken here as it is in the more touristy parts of Italy.
The marina is located on the banks of this river. It is about 90 ft wide at this point with a current running from as high as 2.5 knots during ebb tide to almost a standstill as the tide comes in. There is a three-foot tide here. There are perhaps 30 boats in a single row in the water and another 50 or so on the hard. It's a working marina with many owner projects ongoing. Across from the boats are green trees and brush and farmland. The river runs a constant 50 degrees Fahrenheit year around. In the distance you can see the Alps. It's a quiet spot that is walking distance to town and - perhaps 50 restaurants, several groceries, 3 gelato stores, 2 banks, the city library and the train depot. At last count there were 2 American and 1 Scottish boat in addition to German, Austrian, and Italian ones.
This is a very "couple" friendly place. Many couples (male/female) come from many countries to this marina for several weeks of the summer, or for long weekends. In the small marinas that I have been in the U.S., there is generally a shortage of women. Not here.