Cavallino-Treporti: an area to discover
Cavallino Treporti is a peninsula that stretches 15 km into the lagoon between Venice and Jesolo and is one of Italy's main seaside tourist destinations. Staying in Cavallino offers the opportunity to discover a different side of the Venetian territory, with a landscape rich in golden beaches, dunes, sandbanks and fishing valleys. It is a natural paradise of undeniable beauty that has grown while maintaining the integrity of its ecosystem and landscape.
Thanks to its position between two distinct habitats (the lagoon and the sea), the Cavallino-Treporti peninsula presents a variety of features: one can discover typical valley habitats (fishing valleys, lagoon canals and sandbanks) connected to the main waterways that carry lagoon traffic in the northern section of the peninsula, towards the lagoon.
The central region of the peninsula, on the other hand, is covered with cultivated fruit and vegetable fields due to the presence of sandy soils.
The typical sandy coastal environment with beaches and sand dunes can be seen near the southern tip of the peninsula, which faces the sea.
Flora and fauna of marine and lagoon habitats coexist in the area, undoubtedly confirming it as a fascinating and unique destination for nature lovers.
A wide range of activities can be enjoyed in Cavallino-Treporti. Visitors can explore the natural beauty of the area by visiting the lagoon, or participate in outdoor activities such as tennis, beach volleyball, swimming, surfing and cycling. There are also many historical sites to explore, and a variety of festivals and events held throughout the year.
If you are looking for a sporty holiday, the area offers plenty of hiking and cycling (the coastal path is a short drive away). There are also several museums that focus on local history and culture, such as the Natural History Museum or the Maritime Museum of Venice.
In particular, we recommend 4 places/activities not to be missed:
1. Borgo di Lio Piccolo:is located to the north of the peninsula and is the last port in the Venetian Lagoon. It is the oldest settlement in the area, of Roman origin. The road to access it is very picturesque, surrounded by marshes: we recommend cycling along it, or you can also book a guided boat tour.
2. The Lighthouses of Cavallino: the three harbours that Cavallino Treporti once had gave rise to the name of the town and served as an aid to the night navigation of boats, together with two lighthouses. These are the Cavallino Lighthouse, located at the mouth of the River Sile, and the Punta Sabbioni Lighthouse, which has a peculiar pagoda shape and from which one can see the outline of Venice.
3. Exploring the Lagoon: an experience to try in Cavallino Treporti is a boat tour in the lagoon. Particularly recommended is a tour at sunset, to see the lagoon turn golden hues.
4. Experience its beaches. In truth, one could say that Cavallino-Treporti has only one beach, a 15-kilometre stretch of excellent golden sand, divided into several beaches: Capo Sabbioni, the closest to Venice, and from there, going towards Jesolo, there are Ca' Savio, Ca' Vio, Ca' Pasquali, Ca' Ballarin, Ca' di Valle and Cavallino. They are wilder in appearance than those in Jesolo and other Venetian seaside resorts, but are nevertheless equipped with various facilities, such as children's playgrounds, sports fields, and dog areas.
There are many free beaches that frame some of the bathing establishments, immersed in the pine forest and suitable for those who like to relax in a more uncontaminated environment.
Where to stay
Precise planning and urban design have transformed this coastline into the land of campers, making it one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Veneto.
Along the entire length of the beach, there are numerous well-equipped campsites and holiday homes, from the more reserved ones for lovers of peace and tranquillity to the larger, livelier ones with swimming pools, cinemas, games rooms, fitness centres, dance floors and stages for cabarets or concerts. In addition, there are high-level hotels and tourist communities with bungalows and flats for those who wish to stay in different types of accommodation.
Cavallino-Treporti therefore offers everyone the possibility of having their ideal holiday, given the wide range of options, both for families and for those who like to relax.
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Sources: www.visitcavallino.com, www.veneto.info