Find out what to do on vacation, such as exploring the Cavallino Treporti Museum.
“VIA DEI FORTI” is a dispersed museum, an open-air themed itinerary that aims to enhance and connect the military fortifications built between 1845-1917 along the Cavallino Treporti coastline in a journey through nature and memories.
The historical itinerary of the Great War revolves around the Pisani Battery, now restored and transformed into a museum with a full calendar of exhibitions, cultural events and activities for children, all dedicated to discovering the Cavallino area.
The open-air dispersed museum circuit, with the Amalfi Battery and the Treporti Fort at Punta Sabbioni, is also a cycle path that becomes an opportunity to explore the Cavallino coastline by bike..
THE GREAT WAR IN CAVALLINO TREPORTI
We are at the beginning of the 20th century. Venice is a target of conquest for the Austro-Hungarians. For this reason they felt the need to build defenses, including the Cavallino Treporti coastline. Therefore, coastal batteries are built to house howitzers, guns capable of curved trajectory shots, to which more modern artillery pieces are later added.
THE AREA OF CAVALLINO TREPORTI
The capital of open-air tourism and the second largest beach in Italy, Cavallino-Treporti is known throughout Europe. The Cavallino Treporti coastline is a peninsula that extends between Venice and Jesolo. Its charm lies in the variety of landscapes that can also be explored through easy bike routes. The lagoon environment, which captivates with its characteristic flora and fauna, became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987 and is worth a visit to discover historical and naturalistic routes.
The museum circuit connects the fortifications belonging to the 1845-1920 period. These include the Amalfi Battery and the Treporti Fort, at Punta Sabbioni. It is possible to visit the restored Pisani Battery, today transformed into a museum.