The area being talked about on this website is Cavallino Treporti in the province of Venice. Many have described Cavallino Treporti as a strip of land suspended between the sea and the lagoon, as a natural park of extraordinarily beautiful. For me, it is a unique environment to visit and enjoy in complete freedom and in the most diverse, sometimes unexpected ways and manners (how to get Cavallino Treporti).
What can be said about Cavallino Treporti? A municipality with about 13,400 residents and 700,000 arrivals during the course of a year, it has 15 km of coastline and is a stone’s throw from Venice. It is an ideal place to spend a weekend and/or a holiday in contact with nature, art, and culture, offering walks to discover the horizons between the sea and the lagoon, the possibility of sampling local products and recipes, bike rides among the fish farms, horseback riding along the beach, canoe and sailing courses on the lagoon, fishing excursions, visits to the Doge’s Palace in Venice, or going by boat to visit Burano, Murano and Torcello. The geography of Cavallino Treporti’s coastline makes it a veritable natural oasis with a succession of diverse landscapes: fish farms and kitchen gardens, historical villages and military architecture, lighthouses and docks, the largest beach and a vast pine forest. In this area, with its incredible landscape heritage, agriculture and fishing have always been the occupations in which most inhabitants were engaged. Tourism began to develop in the 1950s. Today Cavallino Treporti stands out as the beach in Italy visited annually by 6 million tourists. It is among the leaders in open-air tourism in Europe.
Characterized by a respect for local traditions, the annual events along the coast are an integral part of a holiday in Cavallino Treporti. In addition to the various happenings throughout the area (e.g., markets, concerts, and shows) are such memorable events as El Paviner and the Living Nativity, Festa dea Sparesea (Asparagus Festival), the Cavallino-Jesolo Moonlight Half-Marathon, the Palio Remiero delle Contrade (District Rowing Race), the Festival of the Madonna del Carmine, the Alba Chiara Concerto, and Beach on Fire.
The area is a peninsula surrounded by the waters of the sea—the upper Adriatic—and the lagoon. It is crisscrossed by various waterways: the Sile River, running in the old bed of the Piave River, which separates Cavallino Treporti from nearby Jesolo; the Pordelio canal; and the Portosecco, Saccagnana, and Casson canals.
The municipality of Cavallino Treporti is divided into twelve districts: Cavallino, Ca ‘di Valle, Ca’ Ballarin, Ca’ Pasquali, Ca’ Savio, Ca’ Vio, Lio Grando, Lio Piccolo, Punta Sabbioni, Treporti, Mesole, and Saccagnana. To view photos, information and relevant business activities, select the district desired.
Traditionally called “contrade”, Cavallino-Treporti has twelve districts, each with a special something that sets it apart from the others. These photos show them at their best.