Venetian Riviera Vacations

Scenic harbors, historic architecture, attractive beaches, watersports and wildlife centers make this one of Italy’s most captivating coastal destinations.

The Venetian Riviera is one of Italy’s many coastal gems, a region of lively towns along a picturesque bay. Explore traditional fishing communities, visit historical islands and admire magnificent architecture. Enjoy watersports in azure waters and family-friendly fun at aquariums and theme parks. 

On the easterly tip of the region is San Michele Al Tagliamento, which incorporates the golden-sand beach resort of Bibione. Stroll along a waterfront promenade, visit the Faro di Bibione and try active pursuits, such as paragliding and windsurfing. Travel west to the fishing town of Caorle. Admire the Romanesque bell tower of Duomo di Caorle, and Santuario della Madonna dell’Angelo in the town’s historic center. 

Enjoy lazy days on the beach and walks through a pinewood forest in nearby Eraclea Mare. Continue to Jesolo, where Lido di Jesolo presents diverse family-friendly activities. Spot aquatic creatures at Sea Life Jesolo and Tropicarium Park. Ride waterslides at Parco Aqualandia and enjoy fairground attractions at Jesolandia. Play 18 holes at Golf Club Jesolo or have a go-kart challenge at Kartodromo Pista Azzurra

Don’t miss Cavallino-Treporti, with shorelines on both the Adriatic Sea and Laguna Veneta. Punta Sabbione is a good base for exploring the region’s islands. Discover time-honored fishing customs on Burano and a centuries-old glass-blowing trade on Murano.

Ancient Chioggia marks the western tip of the Venetian Riviera. Its architectural landmarks include the Cattedrale di Chioggia, Chioggia Belltower, Palazzo Chioggia and Porto di Chioggia. Tour the old fishing quarters and sample seafood specialties, such as granseole (crab with olive oil, citrus juices and spices), at waterfront restaurants.

The Venetian Riviera sits on Italy’s northeast coast, overlooking the Adriatic Sea and interrupted by canals and lagoons. Reach the area by flying to Venice Marco Polo Airport. Get around via ferry, vaporetto (water bus) and rented bike or car. Visit the Venetian Riviera from Venice, a majestic city set on 100-plus islands connected by waterways and bridges. You’ll find a range of accommodations that let you stay longer amid the region’s enchanting charm.


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