The Venice Lagoon is the largest coastal lagoon in the Upper Adriatic, with a length of about 50 km and a width between 10 and 11 km. This environment, where water occupies a large part of the total surface, is constantly changing and is constantly shaped by the action of atmospheric agents and man. That's why the Lagoon can offer ever-fascinating scenarios!
The depth of the bodies of water varies from a few centimetres of the internal valleys to a few tens of metres in correspondence with the ports and navigation channels. The lagoon is separated from the Adriatic Sea by a coastal cordon consisting of four long, narrow sandy beaches: Cavallino, Lido, Pellestrina and Sottomarina. Through the three ports of the Lido, Malamocco and Chioggia water exchange takes place with the sea.
From the lagoon bottoms, islands and islets of variable height above sea level rise, some stable and densely populated, others in formation or erosion. Typical of lagoon environments, in this context you can also admire the sandbanks, low and flat islands formed by silt and clay sediments, where colonies of goose, wild ducks, herons, forks and cormorants nest.
In the lagoon the aquatic fauna is mainly composed of molluscs, crustaceans, amphibians, reptiles and numerous species of fish. In the fishing valleys delimited by embankments, which occupy a large part of the northern and southern basins of the lagoon, valliculture has been practiced for centuries: a particular system of breeding and management of migratory fish species. In fact, sea bass, sea bream and eels make periodic migrations from the sea to the lagoon in spring and follow the opposite path at the beginning of winter.
Cavallino Treporti is an enviable example of a "green" tourist resort with very low cementation, where man has been able to harmonise economic development and environmental protection. Its coastline consists of the peninsula that borders the Venice Lagoon to the north.
The 15-kilometre-long golden sandy beach, the green countryside of the hinterland where high-quality vegetables are grown and the fishing valleys where valuable fish are raised are a happy oasis for those who love nature, outdoor life and sport. There are several activities to practice, from simple walks to bike tours, from bathing in the sea to tasting typical products.
In the surroundings of Cavallino Treporti there is the city of Jesolo, which offers a thousand opportunities for leisure, shopping and entertainment. Going even further, from Punta Sabbioni you can quickly reach Venice, a unique city famous all over the world for its art, history and culture.
Since 2006, the Blue Flag has been flying continuously on the coast of Cavallino Treporti, the prestigious international recognition that is awarded to the tourist resorts of excellence for the cleanliness of the bathing waters, the quality of the services offered and respect for the environment. The prize is awarded by the FEE (Foundation for Environmental Education), with the participation of UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme and the World Tourism Organisation).
In particular, the Cavallino Treporti coastline has been awarded for the excellent quality of its bathing waters, which are subjected to a long series of specific analyses every year. But the recognition is also the result of the quality of our coast, the constant cleanliness, the richness of the tourist services and the safety of our beaches. All this is combined with a deep focus on environmental issues, through education and awareness-raising initiatives, correct information and particular attention to the correct disposal of the waste cycle.
Thanks to the rich lagoon environment and the constant care to preserve it, Cavallino Treporti awaits you with an unforgettable experience in touch with nature!