Knowing the present through the past. We have thought of a path that can bring the discovery of history closer by bringing it back to its most human aspect. After all, history is made by men, not only by facts and dates but by real lives lived by ordinary people. For this reason, each exhibition deals with the themes of the Great War through new points of view. Put yourself in the shoes of the men at sea, take a detailed look at many historical objects and learn about the pastimes of the soldiers in the trenches.


The complex defensive system built at the beginning of the 20th century on the Cavallino coastline to protect Venice from attacks by enemy ships consisted of 4 coastal batteries, 3 barracks, 2 powder magazines and numerous telemetric towers up to seven floors high. These towers, equipped with sophisticated instrumentation placed at the top, provided the artillerymen with the coordinates of fire. The nineteenth-century fort Treporti with its small military port, integrated the coastal defensive structure.


An itinerary made up of exhibits and images that, starting from the memory of the Sarajevo attack of 28 June 1914, will make you discover the most lethal weapons of the Great War: grenades and shrapnel from artillery pieces of various calibers, toxic gas and flamethrowers, rifles and machine guns. In addition, numerous original relics testify to the life of the combatants in the trenches: the barbed wire, the pastimes of the soldiers between battles, their equipment and a few curiosities about sayings and superstitions still current that were born in the context of World War I.


The high number of wounded and the spread of infectious diseases, certainly favored by the poor hygienic conditions of the war environments, made it essential to organize a system of military health care. A collection consisting of surgical instruments and medical equipment for health care. In addition to these are the medical records of the San Servolo asylum in Venice, which testify to the drama of mental illness as a result of the continuous bombing.


This exhibition recalls the exploits of the sailors who fought in the Northern Adriatic sector during the First World War. The central core of the exhibition is represented by the collection of uniforms, badges and accessories, original memorabilia of the time, belonging to the sailors of the various nations who fought here in Cavallino at sea, on land and in the sky. A story told through some events closely linked to Venice and the coastal and lagoon territory of Cavallino Treporti.

The Arsenal of Venice was the site of the first Italian Navy aviation base. Then a second base was created on the island of Vignole for the seaplane fleet, behind the fort of Sant’Andrea, and later a detachment was established at Punta Sabbioni.


This area is dedicated to those who want to know in depth some aspects of the First World War and the territory of Cavallino Treporti during that period. Touch the screen and choose the content of your interest.



Life-scale holograms of two characters alternate in the centre of the room.
Vice Admiral Paolo Thaon di Revel tells about the evolution of the Regia Marina and the tactical value of the MAS; Dr. Clelia Lollini reminds of her intense experience as a lieutenant surgeon in the military hospital in Venice, which took thirteen months.
Thanks to the 3D visor, virtual reality is put at the service of history to involve younger visitors. In fact, they will be able to immerse themselves in a simulation of enemy ship sighting, observing soldiers in action in the Pisani Battery.


Retrace the steps of the recovery and enhancement project with photos and interventions until the opening to the public as a museum of the Great War in summer 2017. The restoration was made possible thanks to funds allocated by the Veneto Region on the occasion of the centenary of the Great War with the aim of promoting the protection and preservation of historical and cultural heritage related to the First World War.


An itinerary designed for children who, together with the little dragon Artì, will be able to undertake a mission in search of the soldiers’ equipment. One of the tour stages is enriched with multimedia and interactive content that combines play and cultural growth.


Visit the museum with your smartphone!
The audio guide is included in the visit. Remember to bring your headphones with you.

Opening hours

From 1st May to 30th September:

Open every day

from 10.30am to 5.30pm (last admission at 4.45 pm)
Closed on Mondays

Adults: €10
Children 6-17 years old – over 65: €5
Family ticket (2 + 2/3 children): €20
Children 0-5 years old: free admission
Disabled with accompanying person: free admission

Tickets for residents of Cavallino-Treporti
Adults: €5
Children 6-17 years old: €2
Children 0-5 years old and over 65: free admission


Do you need more information about Via dei Forti and the V. Pisani Museum?
Here’s how you can reach us:

V. Pisani Battery Museum
via Vettor Pisani 40
Cavallino-Treporti (VE)
Tel. +39 041 2909555 – Cell. +39 348 3164470

Tourist Information Office
via Fausta 406a
Cavallino-Treporti (VE)
Tel. +39 041 8626322

How to get there

The V. Pisani Battery Museum is located at Via V. Pisani 40 in the hamlet of Ca’ Savio, municipality of Cavallino-Treporti in the province of Venice.
Arriving by car or tourist bus on the A4 freeway, take the Venice exit and follow the signs for “Mare” and then Cavallino-Treporti.
Arriving by ATVO public transport take line 23 to the Ca’ Savio/ via Livenza stop, then continue on foot through via Livenza for about 750m.


The V. Pisani Battery Museum is accessible to people with motor disabilities, both in the external area and in the internal area of the exhibitions. An exception is the telemetric tower which has an external flight of stairs, reconstructed on the original. From the parking lot to the Museum entrance, the route is wide and on gravel.


We invite you, before visiting the V. Pisani Battery, to observe the following notes:

– Minors must be accompanied by a parent or adult responsible for them.
– Pets are not allowed. Dogs and cats are allowed only of small size in your arms or inside a special bag. Exceptions are guide dogs for the blind provided they are on a leash and muzzled.
– Drinks and food cannot be consumed inside the structure except in the dedicated spaces.
– The use of cigarettes and electronic cigarettes is forbidden (including indoor open area).
– It is recommended to wear appropriate clothing (not skimpy, not in a bathing suit, not shirtless).
– Children should be supervised by their parents at all times and held by the hand if they are small.
– We invite you to adopt appropriate behavior (not dangerous), do not leave the visitor routes and / or go beyond the protective barriers of the terraces and turrets.
– Photography without flash is allowed, except where expressly prohibited.
– It is forbidden to make video recordings and audio recordings if not authorized.
– The Cavallino-Treporti Municipality and the Cavallino-Treporti Tourist Park Consortium are released from any liability for damage to persons or property caused by failure to comply with the above points..

The staff thanks you for your cooperation!