The Cavallino peninsula is a strip of land washed, to the south, by the waters of the Adriatic Sea, and to the north, by that part of the Venice Lagoon known as the Laguna
A Unesco World Heritage Site since 1987, it is an extraordinary territory, rich in history, art, culture and traditions.
A fusion of water and land, in a seemingly random order, but with an incredibly perfect balance and unforgettable sunsets.
At certain times of the year, when the air and sky are particularly clean and clear, a phenomenon occurs that in Veneto we call ‘stravedamento’ and from the Lagoon, the mountains of the Dolomites are visible. Two Unesco World Heritage Sites in a
The Northern Lagoon is characterised by the presence of ‘salt marshes’, parts of the land covered with inflorescences, typically submerged by the water, and which resurface depending on the level of the tides. During flowering periods, they appear as large expanses of rosy purple colour, of incredible beauty.
The salt marshes play a fundamental role in the preservation of the territory, flora and fauna, and contribute to the survival of some rare and endangered bird species.
You may not know that, thanks to the composition of the fertile soil and the climate that preserves the correct level of humidity, vegetables and fruit with unique organoleptic characteristics are grown in Cavallino Treporti. Famous are the ‘cavallino tomato’, the ‘castraùre’, small artichokes, and the ‘sparaséa’, a prized quality of asparagus.
You can visit local farms and buy their products directly.
Getting around in the Lagoon is much easier than one can
Our Reception can provide you with all the details of the various excursions you can take, in complete peace and safety, and suitable for the whole family.
There are many places to visit and you can choose between those that can be reached by car, motorbike, bicycle, motorboat, boat and canoe.
You are spoilt for choice. We suggest a few. Let’s set off on this extraordinary journey to the Venice Lagoon!
Counted among the most beautiful in Italy, the ancient village of Lio Piccolo welcomes you to a small square, surrounded by a few houses, a church and a bell tower.
At certain times of the year the exhibition ‘Fragments of the Lagoon’ can be visited free of charge.
All around this small village, you find the landscape of the lagoon, with an atmosphere of silence and peace, indescribable. You can reach Lio Piccolo from the hotel via a beautiful panoramic road.
With its colourful houses, it is one of the most famous and photographed islands in the world. Walking through the streets, lined with canals, you always find a buzzing atmosphere, between local craft shops and typical fish restaurants.
Every corner is good for taking a selfie.
Don’t miss the leaning Bell Tower, the colourful Casa del Bepi and the Lace Museum. Burano can be reached from Treporti by convenient motorboat service. In summer there are several private boat services, which organise, for example, a sunset excursion or an aperitif on board.
Actually composed of three islands, Mazzorbo is connected to Burano by a footbridge.
A land of vegetable gardens, orchards and fishermen, it retains a simple and genuine atmosphere.
Made famous by the ‘Venissa’, a wine recovery and sustainable hospitality project, which also includes a renowned restaurant frequented by VIPs. You can reach Mazzorbo by motorboat service, from Treporti in transit to Burano, or by private boats.
The island, originally called Delle Due Vigne (Of the Two Vines) because of the widespread cultivation of vines, is home to a convent of friars, created by St Francis of Assisi in 1220.
Returning from a journey to the Orient, St Francis settled on this island in prayer and recollection, inviting other friars to follow his example. Still today, the friars who live there take care of the convent, the vegetable gardens and the beautiful gardens.
The island can be reached by private boat service, and can be visited free of charge, by appointment. A friar will be on hand to welcome you and tell you a bit of the history of this magical and evocative place.
Also known as the ‘vegetable garden of Venice’, the island of Sant’Erasmo is one of the largest in the lagoon, and is home to entire plantations of vegetables, including the famous ‘castraùre’, small and tasty artichokes, which the best chefs use to prepare delicious dishes. The island can be reached by motorboat departing from Treporti, or by private boats.
In either case, you can load your bicycle onto the boat; in fact, we recommend you cycle around the island among the vegetable gardens, agritourisms and fruit and honey cultivations, where you can also buy fresh produce directly from the farms.
A stop at the ‘Bacàn’, a typical restaurant overlooking the beach, for a drink and a cicchetto, or a good lunch of fresh fish is a must.
Famous for the thousand-year-old art of glassmaking, the island of Murano is the most populous in the lagoon. Some artisan factories, still active today, are open to visitors who can admire how unique objects are created, so appreciated by collectors and connoisseurs from all over the world.
Don’t miss a visit to the Glass Museum and the Basilica of Santi Maria e Donato, one of the oldest churches in the lagoon, perfectly preserved.
Despite its long history, the island of Murano has managed to renew itself, with trendy shops and clubs perfectly integrated into the island’s style.
Being very close to Venice, it is also often a meeting place for young people.
The island can be reached by motorboat from Treporti, or directly from Venice Fondamente Nove by vaporetto in a few minutes.
It was one of the oldest and most important settlements in the lagoon, even before the birth of Venice. For this reason, the island preserves a remarkable historical, artistic and cultural heritage.
Visit the ‘Throne of Attila’ and the ‘Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta’ erected in 639. Next to the Basilica, today stands the Locanda Cipriani, a renowned restaurant frequented by famous people (photo shows view of the Basilica from the Locanda’s garden).
The island of Torcello can be reached by motorboat from Treporti, in transit to Burano, or by private boats.
In Cavallino Treporti you will find some of the most beautiful cycle paths in Europe
Whether you are a professional cyclist or a beginner, someone who wants to keep fit by cycling or someone who uses a bike for comfort,
whatever the season of the year, you will always find someone travelling by bicycle.