Cavallino Treporti in the Veneto region of northern Italy is a town on a scenic peninsula that divides the Venetian Lagoon and the Adriatic Sea. One of the most popular seaside resorts in Italy, millions visit the town each year particularly during the warm summer months. There’s plenty to do in Cavallino Treporti, which is close to historic Venice.
Cavallino Treporti is home to a vast nature reserve with inviting beaches and dazzling natural beauty. Fish farms on the Venice Lagoon breed eels, bass, grouper and bream, which are served fresh at local restaurants. Pink flamingos and other birds spend the summer in Cavallino Treporti, making the peninsula a great place for bird watching. Lush and largely unspoilt inland areas feature old farmhouses and campsites.
The colourful sights of the lagoon can be explored on foot or bike, with routes to Lio Piccolo or Mesole among the most popular. If you prefer to take things at a slower place, the town’s golden sand beach is a lovely spot to relax then there’s a picturesque beach. Stretching for 15 kilometres from the Cavallino Lighthouse to Punta Sabbioni, the beach is popular with families thanks to calm and shallow waters. Whether you want to sunbathe or explore the sand dunes that border the beach, this Blue Flag beach is among Italy’s best.
Venice is one of the most unique destinations in Italy and the world. Largely unchanged for the past six centuries, the city features romantic canals and stunning architecture. The carnival is legendary in Venice, a city that is almost entirely pedestrianised. Major attractions include the Palazzo Ducale, the Campanile di San Marco and the Basilica di San Marco on San Marco Square. The Rialto market and Rialto Bridge are also not to be missed.
The islands of Burano, Torcello and Murano in the Venetian lagoon are easily accessible by boat from the Punta Sabbioni terminal. Murano is famous for glass making and is home to several shops with artisans and original works. The canals of Burano are lined with colourful houses. While Murano is known for its glass, Burano is known for lace. The quiet island is also a nice escape from the crowds of Venice and Murano.